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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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Photo: Scott French

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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Photo: courtesy of www.combatcanada.ca

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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Photo: Photo: courtesy of www.2dsecurity.com

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.

Henriette Jolicoeur

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Aspiring archaeologists invited to dig on the Plains

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Photo: National Battlefields Commission

Aspiring archaeologists will be given an opportunity this week to unearth part of Quebec’s British colonial history on the Plains of Abraham. In parallel to Archaeology Month, the National Battlefields Commission is inviting the public to take part in an archaeological dig at Block House #1 under the supervision of archaeologist Phillipe Picard.

Archaeology Month reveals history underfoot

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Photo: Paulette Dufour

QC’s stones tell city’s history, in English and French

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Photo: Annabelle Blais

Among the best ways to learn about a city’s history is through its architecture. When you’re walking in the street, look up, pay attention: the city’s stones are talking to you.

Quebec High School Alumni Golf Tournament

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Photo: Jean Robert

This year’s champions of the annual Quebec High School Alumni Golf Tournament. 

Archer hits Olympic target

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Marie-Pier Beaudet, 21, breathed a sigh of relief on Sunday, July 20 when her last arrow hit the target. By winning her match against Kateri Vrakking, the archer from Lévis took the first position in the weekend’s trials and qualifi ed for the Olympic Games in a controversal turn of events.

A wedding, a baptism, and a funeral

The sunshine fi ltered through the leaves of the tall trees in my daughter’s yard in Cap-Rouge. It was a rare beautiful July morning with clear blue skies. I sat alone in the warm sun waiting for the others to get dressed for church. The garden chairs set under the maple trees surrounded by the tall cedar hedge created a peaceful intimate setting.

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Calgary to QC: “Happy birthday!”

As a child growing up in Alberta, I have distinct memories of a film shown in school about the varied regions and cities that make up this great country.  One scene that stands out is that of Le Bonhomme and the world-renowned winter carnival in Quebec City. Mountains, cowboys and endless Prairie skies were commonplace for this Alberta kid – I wanted to see Le Bonhomme!

Plains of Abraham Park celebrates 100th anniversary

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Photo: www.wikipedia.org

The Plains of Abraham figure prominently into the history of Quebec City, most importantly as the scene of the British Conquest of New France in 1759. The National Battlefields Commission is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of its historic park in 1908, which sought to preserve the Plains.

Man gets bewildering bill, takes on Hydro-Québec

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Photo: Ron Posluns

It began with a tribunal hearing contesting a Hydro-Québec (H-Q) bill in the sum of $690. Quebec City resident Ronald Posluns’ complaint may end up as a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit.

Hotel workers threaten strike

About 1,000 workers from six hotels in the Quebec City region are threatening to go on strike.  The workers, affiliated with La Federation du Commerce of CSN union, voted on Thursday, July 23 for a 72-hour bank of strike time that could be used at any time after August 1.

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