August 15 2018 Edition

Loïc Bruni finally conquers Vélirium at Mont-Sainte-Anne

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For the 28th consecutive year, elite mountain bike racers from around the world gathered at Mont-Sainte-Anne for the only Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup stop in North America. Competitors raced over bumps, jumps and rocks, through mud and around trees as they descended the mountain or did laps around various circuits. From Aug.

Cheers to cheap beer, but what about wine prices?

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If you’ve ever lived in a province bordering on Quebec, you know the drill. Hop in the car, head for the nearest dépanneur and stock up on the cheapest beer this side of Milwaukee.

Canada’s conflict with Saudi Arabia is more than meets the eye

On Aug.

Seeking descendants of Irish families from the Waterloo Settlement

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Photo: courtesy of Gary O’Brien

The Waterloo Settlement: where is it? When was it created? About 200 years ago, lands that belonged to the Jesuit order and which were part of former seigneuries were distributed by the new British authority in township-like lots.

The story behind Boulevard Bastien

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In the 17th century, a road was opened to connect Charlesbourg and Jeune-Lorette, the Wendat village later known as Village-des-Hurons and known today as Wendake. The road was named Boulevard Bastien in 1949 to honour Ludger (Sarenhes) Bastien (1879-1948), a Wendat businessman born in Loretteville. 

Memorials and Things of Fame

August 15, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette
A boy nine years old, the son of a workingman who lives on St. Charles Street, died from hydrophobia*, having been bitten by a mad dog some three weeks previous. Several other persons have been bitten and there is fear for further occurrences owing to the very hot weather.

International military reservists meet and compete in Quebec

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
From Aug. 3 to 10, Quebec City hosted the Interallied Confederation of Reserve and Medical Reserve Officers (CIOMR). Hundreds of reservists from 23 countries gathered for military competitions at Canadian Forces Base Valcartier or at a symposium on technology in downtown Quebec City. 

FLIP Fabrique’s enchanted world of Féria

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Spectators are returning to the Agora du Port de Québec for another spectacular series of free outdoor acrobatic performances, compliments of the Ville de Québec.

Notre Dame de Paris comes to the Grand Théâtre!

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It’s back! For its 20th anniversary, Notre Dame de Paris, with lyrics by Quebec’s Luc Plamondon and music by French-Italian composer Richard Cocciante, is being presented for the first time in all its glory at the Grand Théâtre de Québec, with 15 performances from Aug. 11-26. The cast is all new, except for Daniel Lavoie who is reprising the role of Frollo.

100th anniversary of the Battle of Amiens commemorated

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A ceremony was held at the Citadelle of Quebec on Aug. 8 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Amiens and the beginning of what is known as The Hundred Days of Canada near the end the First World War.

The fighting at Amiens, in northern France, lasted four days and was the start of an Allied offensive which continued for three months and led to the Armistice of Nov. 11.

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