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Valcartier celebrates Settlement Days: 1816 - 2016

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Photo: Allison Kirkwood

Thanksgiving in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier was not only about turkey. It was a weekend full of festivities as people of all ages came out to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the opening of the village.

Deciphering the Anglo-Quebec code

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This article first appeared in the Plattsburg, N.Y., Press-Republican, for which Peter Black also writes a regular column.

I celebrated a milestone recently, though there was no cake or champagne; in fact, I barely noticed it.

YES! Montreal celebrates 20 years of helping young business people

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Photo: Coby Ingham, courtesy of LinkedIn

Have you ever wished for someone to help you get your business off the ground, or to help with sales and marketing advice? Or perhaps you’re an artist who is convinced that there just isn’t help easily accessible to you.

The story behind Avenue Monk

Photo: Bill Cox

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

Meet Luc Lang: marine communications officer and the QCT’s new sports reporter

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Born and raised in northwestern New Brunswick, near Edmundston, I started my career as a Coast Guard radio operator for a year in Yarmouth, N.S., then spent the next seven and a half years on the Magdalen Islands. 

Shaking it up in Quake Cottage earthquake simulator

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Lions Golfers off to the CCAA Nationals on Prince Edward Island

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Photo: Courtesy of St. Lawrence College

The St. Lawrence Lions men’s and women’s golf teams are on their way to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, for this year’s Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Golf Nationals, from October 17 to 22.

The Jeffy Jan II preparing for 2017 Tall Ships Regatta

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

In August 1943 and in September 1944, Quebec hosted two important meetings between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Significant decisions were taken at these conferences including the approval of the Allied landings in Normandy of June 1944. 

Remembering our military at Mount Hermon Cemetery

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Mark Brennan, executive director of Mount Hermon Cemetery, invites members of the community to take part in a special Remembrance Ceremony and Commemoration of Victoria Cross recipient Sir Richard E.W. Turner, to be held at the cemetery on Wednesday, October 26, at 11 a.m.  

New interpretation centre at Domaine Cataraqui

Photo: Courtesy of Domaine Cataraqui

Sillery has a rich history which can now be discovered at the Domaine Cataraqui. Last month the large estate on Chemin Saint-Louis unveiled its newest feature, an interpretation center located near the entrance of the property, which for the past few weekends has welcomed over 1,000 guests. 

The Revenants are back . . . at the Morrin Centre

Quebec City Women’s Club Book Fair

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Photo: Mitch Vandenborn from QCT archives

It’s that time of year again! Time to pick up some real book bargains – most sell for only $1 – and stock up on some reading for those long, cold winter nights ahead. 

Spooky Monster Bash at the Morrin Centre

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This one’s for kids only!! 

Come join our Monster Bash on Saturday, October 29, at 10:30 a.m.! Meet us in the library for a special Halloween costume party! Kids aged from 5 to 10 will have the opportunity to participate in a spooky book reading, as well as a Halloween arts and crafts activity. Candy and refreshments will be served.

Fall Foliage


Leaves are changing colours for fall near a cruise ship in the Port of Quebec.

In loving memory of Russell and Lyla (Montgomery) Paquet

In loving memory of 

Russell and Lyla (Montgomery) Paquet


Thinking of you on the fifth anniversary of your loss.

Forever in our hearts, 

OBITUARY: Thomas Joseph “Tom” Moore

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Thomas Joseph “Tom” Moore died on October 5, 2016, at age 88 at the CHUL in Quebec City. He was husband of the late Andrée McNicoll and the father of the late Tommy Moore and Cynthia (Yves Blackburn) Moore.

Opéra de Québec offers two Puccini works

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To launch its 33rd season, the Opéra de Québec is presenting a program comprising two of Giacomo Puccini’s celebrated Triptyque: the tragic Suor Angelica and the comic Gianni Schicchi. Four presentations will take place at the Grand Théâtre on October 22 at 7 p.m., and on October 25, 27 and 29 at 8 p.m.

Teach For Canada teachers back to school in First Nations communities

Photo: Kevin Chung

Students in 13 First Nations communities in Northern Ontario were welcomed back to school by 55 Teach For Canada teachers this year. Twenty-three of these teachers are returning to remote communities in Northern Ontario to teach for a second year, and they will build on the trust they developed last year with students, colleagues, and community members.

The Quebec Observatory: a room with a view

Photo: Juanita Craig

Here’s a whole new way to see the city from the Observatoire de la Capitale situated on the 31st floor of Édifice Marie-Guyart, also known as “Complexe G,” 221 metres above sea level. The building, completed in 1972, is 132 metres high (to the rooftop, not including the antenna) and is the tallest in Quebec City. 

Boo!! Ghost flowers for Halloween

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Photo: Lise Lafond

While out for a walk with a friend this past summer, she asked me to identify what, at first, I thought was a funny bunch of mushrooms. I knew I had seen something similar at home so I went exploring. What I found was a cluster of small waxy, white plants growing in the shade of the pine trees. 

And the duchesses of the 63rd Winter Carnival are….

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Crowds gathered at Laurier Québec shopping centre on October 6 for the presentation of the duchesses of Quebec City’s 63rd Winter Carnival. Outgoing duchesses and Amélie Godin, the Queen of the 2016 Winter Carnival, were living the final moments of their reign before passing on Carnival arrowhead sashes to their successors. 

Quebec City to host the 19th International Sacred Music Festival

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On one of fall’s most gorgeous days with trees filled with colour, sacred music aficionados gathered in All Saints Chapel, next to the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Old Quebec where the program of the 19th International Sacred Music Festival (ISMF) was announced.  

Surprise Liberal MPs look back on first year

This the second of a two-part report

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La Maison des 100 Thés celebrates its 10th anniversary

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Photo: Barbara Herdegen

Quebec City’s top destination for tea is celebrating its 10th anniversary! La Maison des 100 Thés, located at 452 avenue Maguire, invites you to come discover the wonderful world of teas.

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle


STREET VIEWS: The story behind Autoroute/Boulevard Robert-Bourassa

Photo: Bill Cox

Once named Autoroute du Vallon, this major thoroughfare was renamed Autoroute and Boulevard Robert-Bourassa in 2006, on the tenth anniversary of his death. Robert Bourassa was Premier of Quebec from 1970 to 1976 and from 1985 to 1994. 

Sainte-Foy shopping centre takes on a new look

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Photo: Bill Cox

The owner and merchants of Les Halles Sainte-Foy, at the corner of Autoroute Robert-Bourassa and Avenue Quatre-Bourgeois, held a special event on September 28 to reveal the new look of  the popular shopping centre. The common space of the mall, tenants’ spaces and the image of the brand have all been changed.

Queen Mary 2 bids farewell to Quebec City


Photos taken from his office window by Luc Lang when the Queen Mary 2 left Québec City for the Saguenay last week. Lang works at the Canadian Coast Guard office overlooking the Port of Quebec. 

A love affair with the Queen Mary

The second of two articles about War brides and the Queen Mary

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Photo: Danielle Burns

I had a love affair with the Queen Mary... and I want to tell you about it.” - June Stewart-Burgoyne

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