July 6 2016 Edition

Canada Day display lights up Quebec City's skyline

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Late evening rains on Friday did little to dampen the festive spirit during the spectacular Canada Day fireworks display above the Plains of Abraham. QCT photographer Jay Ouellet got this spectacular shot from his rooftop.    

(Photo by Jay Ouellet)

Quebec City celebrates Canada Day on the Plains of Abraham

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Plains of Abraham were bustling with children, parents and friends who were gathered to celebrate our heritage, the richness of our history, and pride in our identity. 

Students exhibit their work at Plains of Abraham Museum

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On June 28, the National Battlefields Commission inaugurated the annual Student Masterworks exhibit at the Plains of Abraham Museum. For the eighth year, elementary and high school students came to the Museum to present reproductions of paintings and art objects dating back to the 16th century.

Arts Alive! celebrates creativity and community

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Photo: Sarah Barclay

As a complement to all the goings-on around town for Canada Day and Quebec City’s 408th anniversary celebrations, the Morrin Centre hosted its second annual Arts Alive! festival from July 1 to 3.

Meet the QCT’s new copy and assignment editor

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Memorials and Things of Fame

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The story behind Rue du Niagara

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Photo: Bill Cox

Rue du Niagara is named after the spectacular waterfalls on the river of the same name on the border between Ontario and New York State. The famous Horseshoe Falls are on the Canadian side of the border. 

Exploring the urban forest at Sarbayä

When it comes to nature adventures and local ecotourism, a number of places just a couple of hours’ drive from Quebec City come to mind. However, there is an urban park thrilling visitors right here in town, under our noses, or over our heads as it were.

The Monastère des Augustines launches its summer cultural program

In the wings of the former Hotel-Dieu monastery, the Monastère des Augustines has been completely restored and refurbished, and now offers visitors a unique opportunity to learn about the heritage of the Augustinian sisters from a secular standpoint.

Youth Corps bring their explosive joy to Quebec City

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Photo: Sarah Barclay

The Bridge United Pentecostal Church touched down in Quebec City last week with  group of 64 young people from across North America. The purpose of their visit? To engage in community service and perform a series of free gospel concerts at the Centre communautaire Lucien-Borne.

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