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Mixed reviews for toonie

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The newly minted toonie commemorating the 400th anniversary of Quebec City is getting mixed reviews from the city’s residents, according to the results of a QCT poll. Depicting a stylized fleur-de-lys and sailing ship, the coin is capturing the hearts of some, the disapproval of others and leaving most people completely indifferent.

Discover city’s naval museum

The Quebec Naval Museum is reminding Quebec City that, even after 400 years, “ [the city] is her river’s daughter.” The 2008 museum program was released last Thursday with three new exhibitions opening to the public between May 28 and 29.

Sad to see the state of St. Matthew’s Cemetery

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Photo: Hans Raffelt

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Girl Guides walk for kids

On May 4 the Girl Guides, accompanied by family members, braved the cold rain and joined over 20,000 people across Canada in walking 5 kilometres to raise money for the Kids Help Phone.

Some $50,000 was raised in Quebec City and $3 million across Canada.  

Ex Machina’s The Busker’s Opera to play in Quebec City this week

The Busker’s Opera is coming to town! After being performed around the world, the production is coming home for a final tour. The Ex Machina musical, adapted by Kevin McCoy and Robert Lepage, will play La Bordée from May 22 to 25 during this year’s Carrefour international de théâtre de Québec.

VEQ holds weekend of 400th celebrations

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The Voice of English-speaking Quebec and its partner organizations set out two years ago to make their version of the Quebec 400th celebration memorable, open and appealing to everyone in the English-speaking community. In that regard, all who attended the events this past weekend agree that it was a great success.

Shalom Quebec opens exhibit

The photos and history of Exposition Shalom Quebec will welcome visitors to Quebec City’s Gare du Palais until September as part of the 400th anniversary celebrations.

A dynamite cabaret in store this summer

Monday is about to become an exciting evening to head downtown. Entertainer Kevin McCoy is concocting a special treat for Espace 400e this summer. The Dynamite Cabaret promises to be an explosive venture each Monday night at the downtown space near Bassin Louise.

The theme is dynamite, and McCoy is working to share the stage with plenty of explosive talent.

Swing and metal come to Quebec

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An amazing musician and his exceptional music are coming to town on May 27 at Le Théatre Du Petit Champlain, 78 Rue du Petit Champlain. His name? Yoav.

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ROCHETTE, May Pednault 1930–2008 —

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GOURDEAU, Hubert c.a. 1917-2008

 
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St. Matthew’s Cemetery

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An open grave on the grounds of St. Matthew’s Cemetery — one of many instances of the site’s disrepair. Profane graffiti mars the wall of the adjacent church and a passer-by was recently witnessed urinating on the grounds.

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World Hockey Championships to win attendance bronze

The IIHF World Hockey Championships in Quebec City and Halifax has been successful thus far in attracting hockey fanatics from around province, the country and the world. The tournament is poised to become the third-best attended IIHF World Hockey Championships ever, but will unlikely beat the record set in Prague in 2004.

Quebec City resident remembers the Battle of the Atlantic

Two human skeletons found on Plains

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Photo: Courtesy of the National Battlefields Commission

Construction workers have unwittingly unearthed an archaeological mystery on the Plains of Abraham.

Two well-preserved human skeletons were discovered last February as workers broke ground for new bathroom facilities in the park. The find was not announced until last week, as excavators waited for the earth to thaw before further exploring the site.

Lutes hits town

Canadian songwriter and performer Rob Lutes is on tour promoting his new album, Ride the Shadows, which has been named by some sources as one of the best ten Canadian albums of 2007! Rob will halt his means of transportation in Quebec City on May 24 at le Palais Montcalm, 995 Place D’Youville, at 8 p.m.

Spoiled ballots face destruction

By May 31, barring any last-minute intervention by the Charest government, the 4.8 million ballots from the 1995 sovereignty referendum will be shredded and presumably recycled into some post-consumer product such as toilet paper.

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St. Matthew’s Cemetery desecrated

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Photo: Pierre Little

Last week, the newspaper received troubling news from a former Quebec City resident on some activities he witnessed on vacation in the city. While visiting St. Matthew’s Church and Cemetery, he observed shocking things, like grave-opening by vandals, anti-Anglo graffiti on tombstones and public urination on the walls of the historic church.

Capturing a spring moment

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Congratulations to Hugh Wolff on winning the QCT’s Spring Photo Contest! His photo, Lake Ferry, impressed our judge with its composition.

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City has more recycling in the works

The city of Quebec is getting serious about recycling. This June, the city will begin a year-long pilot project in several boroughs where residents will be required to collect their compostable organic garbage and keep it for the city to pick up.

School commissioners close to mission

The Fédération des commissions scolaires du Québec has hard evidence that debunks the myth that Quebec’s French-language school commissioners are not parents.

New coin minted to honour Quebec City’s 400th

Seniors’ housing advances

The long-awaited seniors’ intermediate housing project is still chugging along.

Holland Resource Development Corporation (formerly part of Holland Centre) is managing the seniors’ housing project that will be a neighbour to Saint Brigid’s Home.

WestJet heads for QC early

Ontarians planning a Quebec City getaway might want to consider departing on May 17.

Lend your voice to the 400th

Your voice and your name could be part of the Espace 400eme exhibit!

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