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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.

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.

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.

“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.

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

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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.

Valcartier women’s choir to sing at Invictus Games

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Photo: Carla A. Moffat
Stars like Bruce Springsteen, Sarah McLachlan, Bryan Adams, Coeur de Pirate and Alessia Cara will dominate the music scene at the Invictus Games in Toronto this week, but a local vocal ensemble will get its turn in the spotlight as well.

George Lazenby, the poor car mechanic who became 007

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

When people mention James Bond they imagine the British Secret Service agent sharply dressed in a tuxedo and holding a martini, shaken not stirred. They don’t see the actor behind the character.

Remember the last time the Leafs were here?

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Photo: from March 6, 1994, edition of Le Soleil, used with permission

It has become a bit of an annual tradition – and torment – for hockey fans in Quebec City. In recent years, the Montreal Canadiens have hosted pre-season games in the former home of the Quebec Nordiques.

OBITUARY: James Douglas SHEEHAN

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James Douglas SHEEHAN passed away at the age of 80 years and 9 months on August 29, 2017, at Saint-François d’Assise Hospital in Quebec City.

OBITUARY: Norma (McKenzie) GURRIE

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Norma (McKenzie) GURRIE
1941-2017

God saw you getting tired
and a cure was not to be.
So He put his arms around you and whispered, “Come With Me.”
With tearful eyes we watched you slowly fade away.
Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, hard-working hands at rest.
God told our heavy hearts
He only takes the best.

Football season is underway at Laval and St. Pat’s

It’s almost the end of September and football season is now almost one month old.

The Université Laval Rouge et Or had a bye this past weekend, since there are now only five teams in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ). Bishop’s University jumped ship last winter to join the Atlantic University Sports Conference.

Capitales sweep Rockland to win the Can-Am League final

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Photo: Sébastien Dion - Capitales de Québec

Balbino Fuenmayor hit two monstrous home runs, Philippe Craig-St-Louis and James McOwen each had three hits, and the Quebec Capitales won the Can-Am League title, 9-3, over the Rockland Boulders in front of packed Stade Canac. The Caps swept the best-of-five final, three games to none.

Travelling to Florida? Here are things to consider

Many Quebecers take things for granted when travelling to the United States. Certain situations can have complex consequences: accidents, lost tickets, purchasing real estate and staying six months in Florida.

On September 7, four Floridian lawyers, who had fortunately escaped hurricane Irma, were in the Quebec City area to clarify Florida and American laws.

Alison Van Uytvanck wins the 25th Coupe Banque Nationale

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Université Laval hosted an impressive tennis tournament from September 9 to 11.

International, Canadian and Quebec players fought it out the courts for the 25th Coupe Banque Nationale.

Living in Québec City guidebook available in three languages

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

What better place than the Observatoire de la Capitale to launch a guidebook for immigrants to our fair city? Published in three languages (French, Portuguese and English), Vivre à Québec, Viver na cidade de Québec, and Living in Québec City are now available for newcomers, or those contemplating coming here.

Wozniak, Safarova and Dodin, but no Bouchard at the CBN

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Quebec City has quite a lineup for the 25th Coupe Banque Nationale (CBN) women’s tennis tournament. Some 25 international and Canadian players are on the courts of Université Laval’s PEPS from September 9 to 17.

Great experience for women’s rugby hopefuls from St. Pat’s

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Photo: Luc Lang

They may have finished in sixth, and last, position, but the women’s U18 squad from Team Quebec came out of the Canadian Rugby Championship (CRC) this summer in Calgary with a bag full of experience.

Team Quebec was, by far, the lightest team on the field. “In all my years of coaching, this was my lightest team ever,” said head coach Stephen Kaplan.

Sagan defends his title at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Cyclists had perfect weather conditions for the 8th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec (GPCQ) on September 8. The international competition attracted 160 elite male riders from 30 countries making up the 18 world teams, including the wild-cards – the Canadian Team and Israel Cycling Academy. In just over five hours, they completed 201.6 km, around Old Quebec City and the Plains of Abraham.

Corporate investors new owners of hockey skate icons

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Comes a time every hockey player dreads. It’s not missing that easy putt in the goal crease, tripping over the blueline on a breakaway, or even taking a hard shot of frozen rubber to the tender vitals. No, the real moment of dread is the realization you need a new pair of skates.

A visit to the former Porteous estate in Sainte-Pétronille

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The village of Sainte-Petronille continued its 150th anniversary celebrations on September 2 by inviting residents to a unique visit of the Foyer de Charité Notre-Dame d’Orléans, once known as Les Groisardières.

Ripping up the courts

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Photo: Peter Black

The tennis season came to an abrupt and early end for users of the four courts in Parc des Saints-Martyrs at Rue Père-Marquette and Avenue Calixa-Lavallée in the Montcalm district. The courts are the only free, city-owned tennis facilities in the neighbourhood. Two weeks ago, power shovels were excavating the courts which had been covered with a synthetic turf.

Welcome to the fourth annual Vieux-Québec Feis

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Photo: Allison Kirkwood

Céad míle fáilte – One hundred thousand welcomes to the fourth annual Vieux-Québec Feis. Organized by local Irish dancing schools, and thanks to many volunteers, local dancers along with hundreds more from all over Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and the Northern United States, will descend upon Séminaire Saint-François on Saturday, September 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Memorials and Things of Fame

1867 
The Morning Chronicle
Recorder’s Court: Two old wood-sawyers were brought before the Court for sawing fire wood in St. John street instead of in the yard or cellar of the house.

The revamped YWCA on Avenue Holland is open

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On September 7, the doors to the sports and leisure pavilion of the YWCA on Avenue Holland reopened after 15 months of renovations. The restored indoor pool has an added baby pool and shallow basins. There are new gyms and classrooms. Everything is in place to welcome people. 

The story behind Avenue Wolfe

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Photo: Bill Cox
Avenue Wolfe is named in honour of Major General James Wolfe (1727-1759) who was born in Westerham, England. He was the commander of the British expedition that captured Quebec during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City on September 13, 1759 – 258 years ago today! 
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