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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!?

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.

Memorials and Things of Fame

August 29, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

L’Ensemble de musique sacrée de Québec recruiting choristers

Submitted by Alain Parent

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.

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.

Quebec women’s rugby teams bring home bronze medals

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Photo: Luc Lang

It was a weekend to remember for Rugby Québec women’s programs.

In action at the East National Rugby Championships at Acadia University, in Wolfville, N.S., from Aug. 14-19, both under 16 and under 18 (U16, U18) girls teams came home with bronze medals.

B.C. is Armageddon, but we are OK!

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Photo: Helen Slade
Helen Slade, the sister of QCT journalist Bill Cox, sent the following message about living conditions in wildfire-hit Chilliwack, B.C. on Aug. 24: 

Rouge et Or wins season opener in Sherbrooke

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Photo: Yves Longpré, U Sports

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team started its 2018 season with a surprisingly close 14-1 victory over the Université de Sherbrooke Vert et Or in Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) action on Aug. 23.

Laval hoops win; Capitales now in final stretch

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger - Université Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or men’s basketball team completed their exhibition games against NCAA teams with a resounding 92-77 win over the Farmingdale State Rams, a Division III team, on Aug. 25.

CFB Valcartier opens its doors to visitors

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Canadian Forces Base Valcartier welcomed thousands of visitors on Aug. 18. While celebrating the 50th anniversary of the base, members of the 5th Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group generously welcomed visitors to their headquarters in order to share their expertise and way of life.

Summer school holidays are almost over … finally

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My father was the principal of an elementary school. At this time of year, way back when, he’d bring me along as he prepared the school – red brick, of course – to receive the next crop of students. The smell in the supply room of boxes of brand new textbooks, reams of paper, stacks of binders and the like comes back to me whenever I enter a book or stationery store.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

August 21, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

Quebec government unveils options for third bridge

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Photo: QCT archives

With an election call looming, the Quebec government hastened last week to announce plans for a third link across the St. Lawrence River between Quebec City and Lévis. The plans unveiled, however, lack a sense of urgency; no construction is expected for at least eight years.

The story behind Place d’Armes

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Situated in the heart of Old Quebec, Place d’Armes is surrounded by such historic buildings as the Château Frontenac, the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, and the Old Court House. It is bordered by Rue Saint-Louis, Rue du Fort, Rue Sainte-Anne and Rue du Trésor.

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