August 12 2009 Edition

La Fête de la Nouvelle France

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Photo: Marika Wheeler

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Above: The 78th Fraser Highlanders bagpipe ensemble performed last week at the annual Fête de la Nouvelle France, which for the fi rst time included Celtic, Irish and Scottish influences.

 

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Finally! Saint Brigid’s expansion project gets rolling

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Artist rendition of the expansion of Saint Brigid's Home. Foundation work began last week.

Archdeacon Myers fills the gap as minister at Trinity

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Trinity Church in Sainte-Foy has a new minister, albeit a part time one, after having spent the past nine months without an ordained leader. The Venerable Bruce Myers is the archdeacon of the Anglican Church's Quebec Deanery and the priest of St. Michael's Church in Sillery.

Memorials and Things of Fame

 

A Dash, a Pinch and a Smidgen of Fun Facts from the past:

 

Students dig archeology

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Photo: courtesy of Michel Plourde

Over 100 activities will take place throughout the province in August as part of Archeology month.

"Archeology allows people to connect with their heritage, and local history," says archeologist and professor Allison Bain.

Sillery work on the road

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Photo: Samantha Ridout

Construction on Oak avenue in Sillery is expected to end at the beginning of October.

The city has not busted its $2,2 million budget for changing the aqueduct and sewage piping, as well as repaving the streets which are dug up.

"So far the progress is satisfactory," said city spokesman Jacques Péron.

The Huron-Wendat nation honours François Vincent Kiowarini

Under a vast blue sky dotted with cloud puffs, the Huron-Wendat nation gathered to honour one of theirs at this year's annual pow wow organized by Tourisme Wendake. François Vincent Kiowarini passed away last February but the legacy of his cultural contributions and historical research live on.

Proper tools for coastline

Canada is a maritime nation and has the longest coastline in the world. In this country, where so many live by and from the sea, safe and accessible waterways are critical to our sovereignty and prosperity. The Canadian Coast Guard and the Canadian Navy are entrusted with the task of protecting and serving our waterways, and to do it effectively, they require the right set of tools.

Macho man the center of Quebec author’s second novel

Caldor is a macho man in every way, especially when it comes to the fairer sex. And he does little, if anything, to conceal his contempt, often voicing his feelings aloud - until he opens his mouth one time too many.

Caldor aims a crude insult at Dierdre, not knowing that she has the power to destroy him. But she decides to merely change him instead.

Finally! Saint Brigid’s expansion project gets rolling

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Passersby on Chemin St-Louis should begin seeing the framework for the expansion adjacent to the Saint Brigid's Home sometime after Labor Day.

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