September 4 2019 Edition

Mystery Photo contest

What is it? Where (exactly) is it located?

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Send your answers to [email protected] and you may win a free three-month subscription to the QCT, or a three-month extension to your current subscription. You have until Sept. 13 to submit your answer. If we receive more than one correct reply, we will draw a name. The winner’s name will be published in the Sept. 18 edition.

MondoKarnaval lights up Limoilou with world culture

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The MondoKarnaval parade made its way up 3ième Avenue from Rue des Sables to 13ième Rue on Aug. 31, leading everyone they met along the way to the carnival site at Parc Cartier-Brébeuf for a weekend of free activities until Sept. 2.

Quebec has subscription crisis as regional media fail

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Martin Cauchon virtually bounded into the radio studio four years ago, bursting with enthusiasm for his latest venture.

“Crazy” Diamant theatre complex all set to shine

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Photo: Peter Black

As the Pink Floyd song says: “Shine on you crazy diamond.”

In this case the “diamond” is Le Diamant, the dazzling new $57-million performing arts centre in the heart of Quebec City; and “crazy” is how Lynda Beaulieu, sister and business partner of famed director Robert Lepage, describes how the project may have been perceived when the two first pitched it 15 years ago.

The story behind Rue Deschamps


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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

Located in the Beauport borough, Rue Deschamps is named in honour of Jean-Baptiste Deschamps (1897-1989), founder of J.B. Deschamps printers. Inaugurated in 1926, the printing company still exists on the corner of Boulevard des Chutes and Rue Deschamps and is known as Deschamps Impression. The building has been enlarged several times.


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

September 2, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette
Death of the Governor-in-Chief

Kwe! Bonjour! Hello! Indigenous peoples share their culture

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Huron-Wendat Nation and the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador hosted Kwe! over the Labour Day weekend at Place de l’Assemblée-Nationale.

Throw in the (paper) towel! Replace it with a cloth one


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Photo: Lise Lafond

Single-use items are a real problem: they produce tons of trash.

Paper towels and napkins are on the single-use items list but they can easily be replaced by longer-lasting items. This would help reduce waste, which is the number one solid-waste management priority (ahead of recycling) in both the United States and Canada.

Loïc Bruni defends his title at UCI Mountain Bike races

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

From Aug. 21 to Sept. 1, for the 30th year, Mont Sainte-Anne was overrun by mountain bike athletes and enthusiasts from all over the world. Ski and snowboard trails were transformed into rugged and rocky racecourses for the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships.

Take a voyage of discovery on the Scenic Eclipse

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Imagine climbing Mount Everest in a limousine … a combination of comfort, luxury and adventure. This is the concept behind sailing aboard the Scenic Eclipse, which bills itself as “the world’s first discovery yacht.”

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