Community News (Print edition)

Articles on this page are from the print version of the newspaper. Access to the full article is restricted to subscribers only.

Summer school holidays are almost over … finally

Peter_Black_head shot USEa.jpg

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.

Quebec government unveils options for third bridge

82218_bridges.jpg
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.

Memorials and Things of Fame

82218_memorials salaberry.jpg
Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

August 21, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

The story behind Place d’Armes

82218_place dArmes.jpg
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.

Letter to the Editor

Hearing about the bridge collapse in Genoa is personally chilling. I remember driving across it in 2010. Lack of proper maintenance appears to be the main cause of its failure. And then I think of the Pont de Québec. Chilling.

Bill Russell
Toronto
(former resident of Quebec City)

A behind-the-scenes look at an upcoming MNBAQ exhibit

82218_MNBAQ woman.jpg
Photo: Mark Lindenberg
The Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) will host three new exhibits this fall, one of which is the “350 Years of Artistic Practices in Quebec” exhibit, opening on Nov. 15, to be displayed until 2026, to mark the museum’s 85th anniversary. Anne-Marie Bouchard, the museum’s curator of modern art, began working on the project in December 2014.

Artists exhibit à trois on Île d’Orléans

82218_atrois_arthur.jpg
Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Île d’Orléans is a beautiful place to visit at any time of year, but especially so in the summer. There are many charming villages and boutiques where artists and artisans exhibit their works and wares.  

JHSB Friends’ Foundation annual golf tournament now in full swing

82218_JHSB tremblay guy.jpg

Jeffery Hale–Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation invites you to its 28th annual golf tournament, to be held at the prestigious Cap-Rouge Golf Club on Sept. 21.

Festibière 2018 features a festival of flavours

82218_festibiere map.jpg
Photo: Mark Lindenberg
In its ninth consecutive year, the Festibière de Québec took over l’Espace 400e and La cour arrière at the Port of Quebec from Aug. 16 to 19. Of course, it wasn’t just about the beer. Food trucks, food stalls and a range of different events, the silent disco and duelling pianos among them, paired nicely with the many Quebec breweries sharing their wares on site.

A jolt of ZZ Top in Quebec City

82218_ZZ top.jpg
Photo: Sébastien Clavet
The ZZ Top concert at the Vidéotron Centre on Aug. 16 was 90 minutes of pure, undiluted, high-octane Texas rock.