June 12 2019 Edition

A brief history of The Royal Oak

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Photo: Michael Boden

In 1649, King Charles I of England was executed by government revolutionaries in an attempt to end the absolute monarchy. His son, Prince Charles, was proclaimed King of Scotland but not recognized in England, and fled after his military defeat in Worcester in 1651.

Royal Acorns finally arrive in Quebec

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Photo: Mike Boden

Thanks to a generous donation from English Heritage, a few dozen acorns from England’s most famous tree, The Royal Oak, have now arrived safely in Quebec. While they may be quite small themselves, the importing of these noble acorns was, in fact, quite a huge feat.

American Consul General marks 75th anniversary of D-Day landings and 243rd Independence Day

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The American Consul General in Quebec City, Allison Areias Vogel, invited guests to a special event at the Domaine Cataraqui to celebrate the 243rd anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America and to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy.

Crowded fields for party leadership, except …

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Anyone taking bets on who will end up winning the U.S. Democratic Party’s presidential nomination? Oddsmakers must truly be at odds trying to handicap a field as vast as amber waves of grain.

Musical Wednesdays at Chalmers-Wesley United Church

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Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

The ever-popular Musical Wednesdays summer music series at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Sainte-Ursule in Old Quebec, begins on June 26 at 12 noon.

The story behind Rue Claude-Picher

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street in Sainte-Foy was named in honour of artist Claude Picher (1927-1998). A native of Quebec City, the painter and engraver showed exceptional artistic talent at a very early age.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

June 11, 1869 – The Morning Chronicle

QCT journalists win four QCNA Awards

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Photo: Jay Ouellet from QCT archives

Three Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph journalists took home four certificates of excellence from the 39th annual Better Newspapers Competition held by the Quebec Community Newspaper Association (QCNA).

Dans le Bon Vieux Temps ~ Back in the Day book launch

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Photo: Jayne Doddridge

On June 4, Habitations Valcartier in collaboration with the Municipality of Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, the Valcartier Historical Committee and Valcartier Elementary School CLC launched their book Dans le Bon Vieux Temps ~ Back in the Day.

Boer War statue “disappearing” into the trees

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A few years ago, I wrote to someone at Quebec City Hall complaining about the fact that the statue of the Boer War soldier at the top of the war memorial on Rue Saint-Louis (on Parc de l’Esplanade) is “disappearing” into the elm trees growing around it. I requested that some of the branches be cut back a reasonable distance from the statue so it can be seen in all its glory.

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