August 16 2017 Edition

Quebec City celebrates its history and culture

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Quebec City welcomed residents and visitors to celebrate its unique culture and history at the 21st annual Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France (FNF).

When is it time to purge war memorabilia?

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Photo: Peter Black

Some people are hoarders; others are purgers. Put me down as a mild case of the former affliction, although the more appropriate term should be “collector” or, even better, “archivist” or “curator.”

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
Three bailiffs from the country have become the laughing stock of Quebecers because they allowed a prisoner whom they were bringing to justice in this city to slip through their fingers in broad daylight. The escaped man was a servant of Mr. Hudson of St.

The making of The Philanthropist: Part 4

Photo: Francis Fontaine
As the The Philanthropist’s August 24 opening night is almost here, we wanted to check in with Mike Boden again to see if he had anything he might want to share with our readers.

Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s Golf Tournament 2017

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Photo: Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation

Submitted by Michèle Provencher
The Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation is organizing its annual golf tournament to be held on Friday, September 22, at the Cap-Rouge Golf Club.

Côte de Trenton

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Photo: Bill Cox

This short dead-end street in the Côte du Lac region of Quebec City near the Montmorency River is named after the Trenton formation – a large vein of limestone that runs along the St. Lawrence River valley from Montreal to just past Quebec City. Outcrops of the rock on the heights of the Beauport and the Chateau-Richer regions are easy to mine.

Quebec’s North Shore a popular vacation spot

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Photo: Bill Cox

As soon as we cross the Saguenay River on the ferry at Tadoussac, we enter a different landscape of mountains, rock beds, rivers, with mostly evergreen forests and sandy beaches stretching for kilometres along Highway 138.

This year our destination was Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan with a stop-over at Rivière-Brochu, just past Port Cartier.

Quebec City celebrates its history and culture

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

This couple, dressed in gold, represent King Louis XIV and Queen Maria Theresa, making an incredible and unique visit to his colony in America. Photo by Cassandra Kerwin


Polish Scouts from around the world descend on Quebec

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Photo: Natalie Keller
Over 1,400 Polish Scouts from all corners of the world attended a Jamboree in the province of Quebec from July 29 to August 12. The event is organized every six years in a different city. Two years in the making, the Jamboree brought together Polish Scouts and their leaders – all of Polish descent, from around the world for team building, cultural enlightenment and fun.

Long-awaited big IGA expansion underway

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In a matter of a few weeks, residents of Quebec City’s Montcalm district will be deprived of – temporarily – a popular grocery shopping destination.

After at least a decade of planning and delays, construction is now well underway on a major development project centred on the IGA Deschênes store on Chemin Sainte Foy.

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