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100th anniversary of Gare du Palais

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Rummaging through the Monastère des Augustines

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Photo: Rachel Collet

Anyone wanting to own a piece of history lined up at the Monastère des Augustines to peruse the objects in the monastery’s first official odds-and-ends sale at the national historic site in Old Quebec City. 

Working on the railways

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Photo: Peter Black

Officials gathered last week at the VIA Rail station in Old Quebec to mark the centennial of the ribbon-snip for the brand-new Gare du Palais train station.

Jack Tewksbury: from the QCT to the Golden Globe Awards!

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Photo: Jack Tewksbury

This unusual story all started with an email enquiry from a reporter with the Los Angeles Times, who wrote, “Jack Tewksbury is a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), and I believe his claimed association with your paper is why he got to become a member of the association. So I am just trying to prove he wrote for you.”  

QAC auditioning for A Streetcar Named Desire

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Photo: Normand Brassard

Having produced several light-hearted plays, the Quebec Art Company (QAC) is turning to a more serious drama for its fall production, Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. 

Memorials and Things of Fame

1866

The Morning Chronicle

Film Festival coming to Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

New cinema venues in Québec? Have you been to an outdoor cinema to see a movie lately, or the Palais Montcalm, or the new Pierre Lassonde Pavilion at the Musée Nationale des Beaux Arts (MNBAQ)? 

The story behind Rue Picasso

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Photo: Bill Cox

This street in the Saint-Émile district of Quebec City is named in honour of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. 

Before I go, I want to know . . .

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Why is there still no cure for cancer?

Cross-Canada official languages consultations 2016

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

In June 2016, the Department of Canadian Heritage launched public consultations to develop a new, multi-year action plan for official languages in Canada. And you can have your say! 

Lush cosmetics doing a world of good

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Photo: Rachel Collet

What do selfies, potting soil, plants and makeup all have in common? Cosmetics! 

At Place Laurier, Lush Cosmetics used the opening of their new store as a chance to gain new customers and educate their current customers. The brand has some pretty die-hard fans. 

CFB Valcartier holds Open House

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

For the first time since 1997, the Canadian Forces Base Valcartier opened its doors to the general public on August 27, inviting the curious to see first-hand what Canada’s military personnel work with daily. Nearly 10,000 people of all ages showed up at the event.

A busy weekend for runners in Quebec City

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Photo: Rachel Collet

It was a busy weekend for runners and marathoners in Quebec City, with a total of six races held from Friday to Sunday during the Marathon SSQ Lévis-Québec.

A back-to-school message from the CQSB

As Chairman of the Council of Commissioners of the Central Quebec School Board (CQSB), I am pleased to wish our students, their parents, and all of our dedicated staff a successful 2016-2017 school year.

Be a tourist in your own home town!

On Saturday, September 10, the Association des Guides touristiques de Québec (AGTQ, Quebec City association of tour guides) invites residents to discover their city’s history, architecture, military past, religious heritage, and the stories behind the walls. 

Be a CTV filmmaker for CANADA IN A DAY

On  Saturday, September 10, 2016, Canadians from coast to coast to coast are being asked to film what it means to be Canadian as part of CTV’s upcoming ground-breaking film project CANADA IN A DAY.

Art sale raises over $70,000 for kids living with arthritis

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Photo: the Arthritis Society

Laval artist George E. Russell would have been proud of the $10,000 raised at the gala held in his honour in Montreal on August 18, and sales are still going strong! This is on top of the $60,000 already raised through the sale of Russell’s artwork over the last two years. 

Shining a light on Quebec lighthouses

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Keep shining through; 

you may be a lighthouse 

to someone trying to make it. 

- Caroline Naoroji.

 

26th Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation Golf Tournament

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Photo: JH-SB Friends’ Foundation

The Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation is once again organizing its annual golf tournament, to be held on Friday, September 16, 2016, at Club de Golf de Cap-Rouge.

Chalmers-Wesley choir recruiting singers

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Chalmers-Wesley United Church, a dynamic Christian faith community in Old Quebec, is recruiting for its choir. An inclusive church belonging to the Protestant tradition, we are open to all.

Chalmers-Wesley choir recruiting singers

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Chalmers-Wesley United Church, a dynamic Christian faith community in Old Quebec, is recruiting for its choir. An inclusive church belonging to the Protestant tradition, we are open to all.

In Memoriam

Dear Gilly/Mum,

It's already one year since you left us, but we will always have our wonderful memories. God Bless You. Rest in Peace.

Mike, Simon, Nick and Andrew Ayre

Choral and Chamber Organ Festival comes to a triumphant close

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Photo: Rachel Collet

The week-long Choral and Chamber Organ Festival came to a triumphant end on Sunday afternoon at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Some 85 choristers, who had spent the week learning and practising new works, presented an outstanding closing concert to a large and appreciative audience. 

Worcester Chorus performs Mozart’s magnificent Requiem

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

It was standing room only at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity last Thursday, August 18, for the Midi en Musique concert. 

The GIRLZ at the gallery

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Photo: Rachel Collet

Espace contemporain de Québec presented GIRLZ, a collection of works of art by Véronique Dusso, Catherine Pelletier, Véronique Robidoux and Joë Tbo, from August 16 to 21. 

Louise Penny's A Great Reckoning a great read

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November is imminent, promising dark and cold times. After decades of work, and not yet 60, Armand Gamache has taken early retirement as chief of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec. After a calamitous shootout that left four officers dead and Gamache and his son-in-law, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, severely wounded, he is quite literally still nursing his wounds. 

Quebec City Film Festival popping up near you

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Photo: FCVQ website

The sixth annual Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec (FCVQ) recently announced that its popular CinéPopUp is back for the third consecutive year, as part of the film festival that will take place in Quebec City from September 14 to 24.

Memorials and Things of Fame

1866

The Morning Chronicle

Céline Dion: The Show Must Go On

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Céine Dion, reigning queen of the concert stage, performed five amazing concerts in Quebec City between August 20 and 27. 

The story behind Rue du Parc-Feeney

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Photo: Bill Cox

Rue du Parc-Feeney is named in honour of an Irish family who settled in Cap-Rouge in the 19th century. 

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