June 9 2021 Edition

FEQ ‘like no other’ features 22 shows at the Quebec Armoury

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It will indeed be a Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ) like no other, as organizers billed the program announced last week. While the music event, now in its 53rd year, will take place over the usual 11 days in July (July 8 to 18), it will feature 22 acts, rather than the usual hundreds. The lineup is all local and all francophone, although some artists perform in English.

CEGEP St. Lawrence head: Bill 96 misses regional distinctions

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CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence director Edward Berryman says Bill 96, the overhaul of Quebec’s language laws proposed by the Coalition Avenir Québec, does not take into account the differences between the several English-language colleges in Montreal and Quebec City’s only English-language CEGEP.

Équipe Savard recruits businessman, community leader David Weiser

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Photo: David Weiser via Facebook

The transfusion of new blood to Mayor Régis Labeaume’s political movement continued last week, with the announcement of four new candidates, including a prominent member of the city’s Jewish community.

Quebec horses still racing despite track woes elsewhere

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I’ve only been to a horse racetrack once in my life – Montreal’s Blue Bonnets – and contrary to Carly Simon’s song “You’re So Vain,” my horses naturally lost. It was a lot of fun, nevertheless, but gazing at the sparse crowd in the sweeping stands, there was the sense of the end of an era, of decline and doom.

Terrasses are back!

Photo by Danielle Burns

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With warm, humid temperatures over the past weekend, many people flocked to reserve tables at restaurants and bars, which were able to spread their outdoor terrasses over part of 3e Avenue in Limoilou. As of May 28, public restrictions were lifted to allow terrasses to open.

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue Borne

STREET VIEWS

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This street, which surrounds the Saint-Malo industrial park between Avenue Saint-Sacrement and Rue Vincent-Massey, is named in honour of Lucien-Hubert Borne (1884-1954), who was mayor of Quebec City for 15 years from 1938 to 1953.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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June 10, 1871 – The Morning Chronicle
European Mail News

The English mails by the Cunard steamer bringing dates to the 27th ult., reached town yesterday.... The following items are from the Times:
The result of the Derby was communicated by telegraph to Bombay in four minutes.

OPINION: The truth must be heard

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Photo: Pauline Kerr

When news first emerged that bodies of at least 215 Indigenous children had been found at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., Canadians were outraged.

KWE! festival returns at a key moment for reconciliation

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Photo: Natalie Keller from QCT archives

Quebec City residents will be able to learn more about the cultures and traditions of the 11 Indigenous nations living in the province this summer, as the KWE! Meet with Indigenous Peoples festival returns.

Author and filmmaker Nicholas Kinsey reveals the story of a forgotten epidemic

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Photo: Nicholas Kinsey

Nicholas Kinsey tackles fear and despair during an epidemic in his timely recent novel, Remembrance Man. Kinsey is a British-Canadian writer, director and screenwriter who lives in Quebec City. He came here to do a master’s degree at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) years ago and worked for 30 years in film production as a director/cameraman and scriptwriter.

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