July 30 2008 Edition

Aspiring archaeologists invited to dig on the Plains

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Photo: National Battlefields Commission

Aspiring archaeologists will be given an opportunity this week to unearth part of Quebec’s British colonial history on the Plains of Abraham. In parallel to Archaeology Month, the National Battlefields Commission is inviting the public to take part in an archaeological dig at Block House #1 under the supervision of archaeologist Phillipe Picard.

Archaeology Month reveals history underfoot

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Photo: Paulette Dufour

QC’s stones tell city’s history, in English and French

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Photo: Annabelle Blais

Among the best ways to learn about a city’s history is through its architecture. When you’re walking in the street, look up, pay attention: the city’s stones are talking to you.

Quebec High School Alumni Golf Tournament

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Photo: Jean Robert

This year’s champions of the annual Quebec High School Alumni Golf Tournament. 

Archer hits Olympic target

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Marie-Pier Beaudet, 21, breathed a sigh of relief on Sunday, July 20 when her last arrow hit the target. By winning her match against Kateri Vrakking, the archer from Lévis took the first position in the weekend’s trials and qualifi ed for the Olympic Games in a controversal turn of events.

A wedding, a baptism, and a funeral

The sunshine fi ltered through the leaves of the tall trees in my daughter’s yard in Cap-Rouge. It was a rare beautiful July morning with clear blue skies. I sat alone in the warm sun waiting for the others to get dressed for church. The garden chairs set under the maple trees surrounded by the tall cedar hedge created a peaceful intimate setting.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Calgary to QC: “Happy birthday!”

As a child growing up in Alberta, I have distinct memories of a film shown in school about the varied regions and cities that make up this great country.  One scene that stands out is that of Le Bonhomme and the world-renowned winter carnival in Quebec City. Mountains, cowboys and endless Prairie skies were commonplace for this Alberta kid – I wanted to see Le Bonhomme!

Plains of Abraham Park celebrates 100th anniversary

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Photo: www.wikipedia.org

The Plains of Abraham figure prominently into the history of Quebec City, most importantly as the scene of the British Conquest of New France in 1759. The National Battlefields Commission is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of its historic park in 1908, which sought to preserve the Plains.

Man gets bewildering bill, takes on Hydro-Québec

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Photo: Ron Posluns

It began with a tribunal hearing contesting a Hydro-Québec (H-Q) bill in the sum of $690. Quebec City resident Ronald Posluns’ complaint may end up as a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit.

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