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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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