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GG in Quebec City: “Global youth community can affect the world”

It started with music and ended with music.

Governor General Michaelle Jean entered the big tent clapping her hands to a melodic rap song. After the meeting, she danced in the middle of the young crowd during an explosive concert offered by Canadian singers Samiane, Chauit, K’naan, Ariane Moffat and Jully Black.

Plains play downplays politics, scores points

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Photo: Photo: Scott French

Predictably, political posturing among Quebec federalists and nationalists has made headlines throughout Quebec City’s 400th anniversary celebrations this summer, with each side using “petit politiques” to score marginal gains for their respective teams. Apparently politics, like football, is a game of inches.

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Polio survivor hand cycles to “Eradicate, educate, rehabilitate”

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Photo: courtesy of www.cycletowalk.com

Ramesh Ferris stands on the doorstep of history, wearing leg braces and with the aid of crutches. In the wake of Canadian legends like Terry Fox and Rick Hansen, the 28-year-old polio survivor is hand cycling across the country to raise awareness and funds to eradicate polio from the face of the earth.

Baseball, dancing and sun mark this year’s Celtic Day

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, in collaboration with Les Capitales de Québec, welcomed the Celtic community out again this year for its annual Celtic Day. Approximately 2,500 people attended the baseball game between the home team Les Capitales and the visiting Ottawa Rapidz. Luckily for attendees, the game was played on one of this summer’s rare sunny days.

Food fest offers local fare

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Photo: Poutine, one of the local foods from A Taste for Quebec.

“Of course, our mozzarella di bufala can’t come from Quebec,” said France Taschereau at Ristorante Il Teatro. “But a lot of products can, and actually do.” She explained that it has become easier to get supplies of Quebec products in 2008 than it was 25 years ago, especially during the summer. “Our suppliers can now find tomatoes, cucumbers and basil in Quebec,” she said.

Anglo-owned bed and breakfasts find a place in QC

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Photo: courtesy of Chez Hubert

“When you call China, you expect to talk to Chinese people,” said Guita Tim with a smile. She explained that she perfectly understands the surprise of guests when they call her B & B for a reservation and speak to her English-speaking business partner Greg Alexander.

RTC to distribute “smart” cards

Smart card too smart for some: Privacy concerns surround unveiling

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Quebec City’s public transit users are going to acquire a new reflex: Scanning their Opus cards when they step inside the bus.

The Opus card is a smart card on which users will charge the fares of their rides or the cost of their passes. The fares will automatically be deducted when cards, which contain rechargeable microchips, are scanned on the bus.

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MURPHY, Elaine 1931 - 2008
Passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 24, 2008, at the age of 77.

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St Michael’s & St Matthew’s Church, will hold its monthly sale

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On September 6, 2008, St Michael’s & St Matthew’s Church, 1800 Chemin Saint-Louis, will hold its monthly sale, The Thrift, from 10:30 to 1 p.m. Clothing, jewellery, English and French books for children and adults, dishware, household goods, odds & ends, toys and collectables. Good quality, good condition.

Unbeatable prices. Everyone welcome.

Hôtel Classique workers strike a deal

Staff at l’Hôtel Classique voted unanimously in favour of a contract proposed by the hotel on August 11.  mployees at five hotels in Quebec City now remain without contracts. Those employees have yet to use the 72-hour bank of strike time voted for on July 23.

Dance show Gonfler l’Histoire takes over the wharves

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Photo: David Cannon

A recorded message sets the tone right at the beginning: “Please do not feed the dancers.” Danse K par K choreographer Karine Ledoyen hopes her contemporary dance production, Gonfler l’histoire, offers spectators something that is “catastrophic, romantic and runs away with the imagination.”

Hundreds of students explore French language at Laval

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Photo: www.students.surrey.sfu.ca

Giants dance in Quebec City streets

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Photo: Scott French

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Red Cross volunteers watch over the Fêtes

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Photo: Red Cross

You probably spotted their red and white jerseys and first aid kits if you attended shows of the Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France. In good or bad weather, Red Cross volunteers patrolled the parades and events.

In total, 15 volunteers took turns to cover the Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France.

Supreme Knight: Back pro-lifers

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Média Matin says “Merci” to readers, bids adieu

200 years of commerce in QC

As Quebec City celebrates its 400th anniversary, its Chamber of Commerce is about to turn 200 years old.

The Chamber of Commerce and the city have decided to collaborate in celebrating the two anniversaries. A book retracing the commercial history of Quebec City and the history of its Chamber of Commerce was just sent to press.

Summer soakings threaten Quebec’s crops

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Photo: Scott French

The Financière Agricole’s annual mid-season crop report released in July has confirmed what farmers in the Quebec City region know all too well already: the relentless wet weather is having an adverse effect on growing and harvesting crops.

Visa Olympics

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Cang Yi Yan (pictured third from left) with her fellow Visa Olympics of the imagination contest first-prize winners.

Young QC artist’s poster wins gold

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Photo: courtesy of Visa Canada

Cang Yi Yan is one lucky girl and she knows it. The 12-year-old Montcalm resident was one of four Canadians whose artwork was awarded top honours in the Visa Olympics of the Imagination contest. As a first-prize winner, she and her father will be flown out to the Olympic Games in Beijing, August 5.

Harper defines “real nationalists,” Bloc bites back

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and fellow Conservative deputies and ministers descended upon Lévis and Quebec City for their annual Conservative caucus meeting last week. Conservatives used the occasion to demonstrate the party’s perceived strength in the province, in spite of inconclusive polling results released later in the week.

Golfers wanted for a good cause

The 18th edition of the annual Jeffery Hale Friends’ Foundation is looking for golfers to hit the links on September 15 at le Club de Golf le Grand Portneuf to help raise funds for the Jeffery Hale Hospital.

Quebec tae kwon do champions ready for Olympic fights in Beijing

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For the first time since tae kwon do became an Olympic discipline at the 2000 Sydney Games, Canada will be represented in the sport by a male athlete. Sebastien Michaud from Quebec City qualified in the - 80 kg category.

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A Visit to St Leon Springs

Toronto city centre remains within reach of Quebec City

Porter Airlines announ-ced on July 30 that it would extend its flights between Quebec City and Toronto beyond the end of its summer schedule.

LHSQ’s patrimony for sale

The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, Canada’s oldest learned society, is about to divest itself of its heart and soul: the sale by “silent auction” of 1,500 of its historical books, mostly from the 19th and 18th centuries, by the boxful no less! To view the titles, go to www.morrin.org/auction.pdf. Although the proposed auction may be silent, I am not.

Shocked by the lack of transparency on Tasers

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On July 22, a 17-year-old boy died in Winnipeg after being shocked by police officers with a conducted energy weapon (commonly referred to as the Taser). He was the 21st person in Canada to die after receiving such an injury at the hands of a Canadian police force member.

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