July 5 2017 Edition

Canada 150 celebrations in Quebec City

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Fog, mist and rain couldn’t keep residents and visitors to Quebec City away from all the activities planned to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. We Canadians are tough, eh! 

“The little festival that could” turns 50!

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Photo: Peter Black

The Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ) is celebrating 50 years of bringing the best musical talent in the world to the Old City – with the notable absence to date of Bruce Springsteen – hint, hint.

James Allan named 2017 Scotsman of the Year

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Photo: provided by St. Andrews Society of Montreal

James Allan of Kinnear’s Mills was named the 2017 Scotsman of the Year by the Quebec Thistle Committee of the St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal during the Auld Alliance Awards Ceremony held at the Officer’s Mess of the Black Watch Armoury in Montreal on April 29.

The making of The Philanthropist: Part 2

Ticket sales are in full swing!


Ticket sales for the multimedia theatre production The Philanthropist are in full swing. In Part 1, readers learned about the origins of this project. The QCT continued its interview with Mike Boden who revealed more about how the production is unfolding.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
An evening contemporary says that on Sunday afternoon, a respectable, though some may say indiscreet married woman, in search of her husband, proceeded to a house of ill-fame, corner of Nouvelle and St.

Celebrating the birth of Canada at Wendake’s Pow Wow

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Photo: Juanita Craig
It was a weekend full of celebrations in Wendake with the 52nd edition of the Huron-Wendat Nation’s International Pow Wow and the inauguration of the new permanent roof over the outdoor amphitheatre.

Story behind Avenue du Zoo​

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Photo: Bill Cox
Avenue du Zoo runs along the east side of the land that was once occupied by the Quebec Zoo which closed in 2006 after 75 years existence.

78th Fraser Highlanders open Musical Wednesdays

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Photo: Mary McCown

Musical Wednesdays, a series of 10 noon-hour summer concerts at Chalmers-Wesley United Church in Old Quebec, opened on June 28 with a program of bagpipe and drum music presented by two members of the 78th Fraser Highlanders.

Jackie Branion-Pelletier retires after 45 years at the Château

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Here she comes!” whispered members of the staff lined up just inside the main entrance of the Château Frontenac last week.

PEI: the birthplace of Confederation and a lovely wee province

Photo: Juanita Craig

With the motto “Parva sub ingenti: The small under the protection of the great” and known for its beaches, red soil, agriculture and being Canada’s smallest province (224 km long and from 6 to 64 km wide), Prince Edward Island (PEI) is a place worth putting on one’s bucket list of places to visit.

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