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To err is human; to forgive is up to the voters

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To be a candidate in the provincial election, you need to meet certain basic requirements: be at least 18 years of age, a Canadian citizen and a resident of Quebec for the previous six months, and not be a judge, a federal MP, an election official or a prisoner serving a sentence of two years or more.

Ann Landers dishes out advice, 1960s style

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Just imagine it is Aug. 29, 1968. You pick up your copy of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph and scan the headlines. “Bloody Chicago Riots, Police Use Clubs to Subdue 3,000 Demonstrators” [at the Democratic National Convention].

Memorials and Things of Fame

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September 9, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

The story behind Rue Beethoven

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain
This street in Beauport is named in honour of the German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), one of the greatest figures in the history of classical music. 

An open letter to the citizens of Quebec City

After many years of visiting Quebec City with my wife and two daughters, and actually purchasing a small condo in this great city, I wanted to write an open letter to her citizens to express my gratitude and appreciation for the culture of Quebec City that has been built with all of the best qualities of what it means to be human and to live together as a society.

Under the Rainbow: Quebec City Pride Festival a big success

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Quebec City Pride Festival, also known as the Fête Arc-en-Ciel, was held this weekend, with activities taking place across the city day and night.

Laval’s offence has no mercy for Concordia

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

If Université Laval football head coach Glen Constantin was worried about the offence of his Rouge et Or team, quarterback Hugo Richard quickly swept those worries away. The Rouge et Or crushed the Concordia University Stingers 49-9 on Sept. 1 in front of 9,132 fans at Stade Telus.

Pedal to the metal with Judas Priest and Deep Purple

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The very foundation of the Vidéotron Centre trembled when the British bands Judas Priest and Deep Purple took the stage on Aug. 30. Straight from the early ’70s, the two heavy metal pioneers joined forces and blew the audience away with a spectacular show.

Capitales playoffs and Remparts pre-season games

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Photo: capitalesdequebec.com

Baseball fans waiting for playoff competition to come to the Stade Canac will get their wish. The Québec Capitales will host games 3, 4 and 5 of their Can-Am League semifinal series on their home field in Limoilou [Saint-Roch] on Sept. 7, 8 and 9.

Indigenous festival Kwe! returns to downtown Quebec City

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Photo: Natalie Keller
Kwe, Kwe! The second edition of Kwe! was held at the Place de l’Assemblée-Nationale just outside the fortifications of Old Quebec this past weekend. After a successful launch in 2017, the Indigenous cultural festival was extended from three to five days.

Don’t text and drive!

The Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) has launched an awareness campaign on the dangers of cellphone use while driving. The campaign aims to show that texting while driving is as dangerous as it is irresponsible.

Community Calendar

Sept. 6 to 9 – Festival Celtique de Québec at the Domaine de Maizerets. Waiters’ Race on Rue Saint-Jean on Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. For details, visit festivalceltique.com.

Hop aboard A Streetcar Named Desire!

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The Quebec Art Company (QAC) has an exciting and varied trio of productions in the works for the upcoming year.

Boosted by the smash success of Jesus Christ Superstar in the spring, Quebec City’s foremost English-language theatre troupe is again aiming high.

Decoding the Debate: Why is Quebec’s party system so confusing?

If you grew up in the United States, you’re used to going to your polling place on Election Day and choosing red or blue, Republican or Democrat, one or the other.

Valcartier Labour Day BBQ always a hit!

The Labour Day BBQ was initiated by the Valcartier Women’s  Institute about 70 years ago. It was taken over by the fire department at Byron McBain's request about 40 years ago. 

2018 Quebec City Film Festival features more than just movies

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Classic movies, special effects, virtual reality, a cine-concert, a magic  lantern show and outdoor movies – all this and much more will be on offer at the eighth annual Quebec City Film Festival (QCFF). From Sept.

A new party challenges for power, but what is the CAQ?

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Wasn’t that a party!?

Memorials and Things of Fame

August 29, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

The subpoena road to impeachment

Problems at the White House are rapidly mounting. The president of the United States is going through a critical period of his presidency.

Free guided tours of Quebec City offered on Sept. 8

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Follow the guide! The Quebec City Tour Guide Association once again invites residents to a free guided tour of Old Quebec City on Saturday, Sept. 8. This activity is initiated by the Organization of World Heritage Cities in collaboration with Parks Canada and the Office de Tourisme de Québec.

The story behind Rue Arthur-Maheux

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Photo: usherbrooke.ca
This street in Cap-Rouge is named in honour of Arthur Maheux (1884-1967). Born in Sainte-Julie-de-Mégantic, he studied theology at Université Laval and was ordained a priest in 1908. He taught at the Séminaire de Québec, then furthered his studies in humanities and philology in Paris from 1913 to 1918.

IKEA returns to Quebec City after 22 years

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
As early as 6 p.m. on Aug. 21, people lined up at the doors of the new IKEA store in Quebec City. More joined them for the night, and despite the heavy rain starting at 3 a.m., the pre-opening festivities began at 6 a.m. the next day.

Maguire Avenue celebrates the end of summer

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People enjoyed cake, explosive flavours, beautiful classic cars, music and workouts on Aug. 25. as Maguire Avenue in Sillery was opened to pedestrians for the traditional end-of-summer street festival. Maguire en Fête was going strong during the final weekend of summer break. 

Your used sports equipment can make a difference!

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Photo: courtesy of Charlesbourg Toyota

For the eighth consecutive year, Charlesbourg Toyota is collecting used sports equipment to help families in need, in conjunction with the “sports access counter” project at Le Pivot, a community centre in Beauport.

At the Salon de Quilles Témis, it’s all about family

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Photo: Lise Lafond
Michel Ruest was working as a bank manager when he decided to start a family business. With his expertise, he looked at many concepts and, in 1993, decided to come back to his hometown of Cabano to open a 10-lane bowling alley. 

Grand Prix Cyclists soon to hit the streets of Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The 2018 Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, taking place in Quebec City on Sept. 7, will see the participation of 18 teams from around the world, composed of the greatest riders on the planet.

Interesting vegan discoveries

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Photo: Joanne Kyvetos

As I said in my April 25 column, “I’m not vegan, but …” (in the April 25 edition of the QCT), veganism is increasingly present in our daily lives. Since August, a new certified vegan product has turned up on our grocery shelves, and I set out to try it.

New provincial funding for anglophone organizations

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Photo: Ruby Pratka from QCT archives

The Quebec government has allocated $6.9 million in funding to support organizations offering services to English-speaking communities as part of a new provincial government program. The announcement was made Aug.

L’Ensemble de musique sacrée de Québec recruiting choristers

Submitted by Alain Parent

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 12:05 p.m. – Musical Wednesdays featuring St. Brendan’s Ensemble (traditional and baroque chamber music) with Eline Brock (violin), Lawrence O’Brien (baroque oboe and Irish whistle) and Marie Marceau (baroque flute) at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Ste-Ursule, Old Quebec. Free admission, donations welcome.

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