September 20 2017 Edition

Place Jean-Béliveau and "La Rencontre" inaugurated

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Two deer face each other, one standing on the feet of the other who is upside down, looking at his reflection. This is the monumental sculpture La Rencontre, which was revealed to the public for the first time last Saturday during the opening ceremony of Place Jean-Béliveau in front of the Videotron Centre.

VEQ offers a Taste of Quebec cuisine and so much more!

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Photo: Mary McCown

Moving to Quebec City can bring about big changes for many people, especially if they do not speak French. Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) has put together a series of Finding Your Niche for Newcomers (FYNN) events to connect newcomers while learning about the community.

Stakes high in by-election in Quebec’s Louis-Hébert riding

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The Louis-Hébert provincial riding in Quebec City, now in the midst of a by-election to be held on October 2, has been the home turf to an impressive parade of political luminaries since it came into being in 1966. For some of those notables, the constituency has not necessarily been the promised land of political success.

The Endless Battle of Hong Kong

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Author Andy Flanagan recently launched his new book The Endless Battle: The Fall of Hong Kong and Canadian POWs in Imperial Japan at the Morrin Centre.

With nearly 40 books written about the Battle of Hong Kong, one might wonder why we need another work about the Canadian participation in this episode of the Second World War.

Community Art program for all ages

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Photo: - and the work of art - by Elsa Moreau

I’ll admit it, I was the kid in high school art class who could not paint or draw if my life (or my grades) depended on it. After writing this article, however, I may give it another try.

Memorials and Things of Fame

1867 – The Morning Chronicle
Lawlessness is very rampant in the district of Quebec especially in the immediate vicinity of the city. This summer a gang of pirates camped in the Lorette bush have committed many depredations in the surrounding districts.

“I Am Invictus” The Invictus Games headed for Toronto

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Photo: courtesy of Invictus Games

Team Canada was in Quebec City to publicize the upcoming Invictus Games being held in Toronto where some 550 military athletes from 17 nations will be competing in 12 sports disciplines.

STREET VIEWS: Rue William-Scott

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Photo: Bill Cox
This street is named in honour of William Scott (1822-?) who was of Irish descent. His first marriage was to Camille Laberge and the second was to Eleonore or Ellen Archer, who was from Ontario. In 1871, he owned land and two houses in Cap-Rouge.

Film Festival features kings, a saint and an organist

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Place D’Youville is lit up. White chairs face a giant screen. A live orchestra plays film music. A red carpet covers the steps leading to the Palais Montcalm for the seventh annual Quebec City Film Festival (QCFF).

Finest Quebec cheeses recognized at prestigious competition

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Photo: Natalie Keller

The award ceremony for the 19th edition of the Sélection Caseus was held last week, with Fromagerie du Presbytère the overall winner in several categories. The glitzy, multimedia event took place at the Musée de la Civilisation on September 12, with an elaborate wine-and-cheese reception following the ceremony.

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