August 8 2012 Edition

Quebec City’s Antoine Valois-Fortier brings home Olympic Bronze

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Photo: Jason Ransom for Canadian Olympic Committee

Congratulations to Antoine Valois-Fortier! On Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympics, this young man from Beauport fought with all his heart and won. The 22-year-old judoka Antoine Valois-Fortier made Quebec City and all of Canada proud when he fought six matches in one day and ended up earning a spot on the podium in London.

Sillery’s historical neighbourhood in midst of a debate over urban development

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Photo: Alexandre Sheldon

Recently, Sillery’s historical neighbourhood has been the site of a colourful citizen mobilization. Signs have suddenly appeared on front lawns and cars. The signs read “S.O.S”, “Sillery for sale” and “Green spaces for everyone”. This might be puzzling for those who don’t live in Sillery and the questions that are raised by these signs might be largely unknown.

LHSQ President comments on departure of Marie Rubsteck

Sovita Chander, President of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, recently contacted the QCT to give us a statement regarding the departure of former Interim Executive Director, Marie Rubsteck. She stated that the Morrin Centre, which is managed by the LHSQ, will soon be starting the search for a new Executive Director.

Memorials and Things of Fame for August 8, 2012

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Congratulations Jay Ouellet: Twinkle-Twinkle is a clue on NBC’s Jeopardy

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Quebec City’s Jay Ouellet is a remarkably talented and inspired photographer. A chiropractor by day and a photographer by night, Ouellet has always, it seems, been fascinated by the sky and its magic. No wonder his magnificent photo of an Earthshine Moon and Venus seemed a perfect fit for the special Kids’ Jeopardy Game on July 31 on NBC at 7pm which celebrated the Harry Potter theme.

QCT Mystery Photo of the Week Contest for August 8

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Question: What is the name of the festival in which this family participated, and which centuries are represented by this festival. Bonus question: What is the technical name for the gentleman’s hat?

Fireworks and shooting stars

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Photo: courtesy of Philippe Moussette

Philippe Moussette, founder and president of the Club d’astronomie VÉGA in Cap-Rouge, is a renowned photographer of celestial events, including this one of the Loto-Québec fireworks which were launched from a barge in the St. Lawrence River between Quebec City and Lévis last Wednesday evening by the pyrotechnic team from Spain, Pyrotecnia Igual.

Quebec history at a glance in the Festival of New France parade

History tells us that New France was founded during the age of the great European discoveries in the 16th century. Anyone meandering the streets of Quebec from August 1 to 5 would have been thrown back in time a few hundred years to discover for themselves some of the everyday activities that occurred in New France at that time.

Letter to the Editor - Re: QCT Mystery Photo Contest

“It was a pleasure to receive and read your newspaper this week. Thank you for this interesting contest.”
- Annick Dion

“I love this contest, although this is my first participation. Seeing your beautiful pictures sure give us the urge to go out and visit those places. Thanks for keeping this newspaper alive, and have a good week.”
- Lucie Bouchard

Winners of the July 2012 Mystery Photo Contest

We are pleased to announce the winners of the QCT Mystery Photo Contest for the month of July, 2012. They will each receive a $15 gift certificate from La Maison Anglaise international bookstore located in Place de la Cité.

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