June 25 2014 Edition

News Digest June 25, 2014

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“All aboard” the Canada Day train!

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Photo: Photo by Jules I. Livernois - Public Domain

The new event organizer for Canada Day celebrations in Quebec City, JEM Événements-pluriel, has unveiled its schedule of events for the Tuesday, July 1st festivities. Come one, come all, families, friends, and visitors to the city.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Quebec Conference, held in October 1864, the second meeting held to discuss Canadian Confederation.

Rest and play: a musical urban terrace in Limoilou

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Photo: Photo by Kasia Borkowska

Troisième Avenue in Limoilou is teeming with interesting places - Article 73, a quirky local designer, and bric-à-brac boutique; Loukoum, a cupcake shop; and Soupe et Cie, a superb restaurant whose specialty is - you guessed it - soup, are just a few in the space of a block. But a bright yellow piano on the sidewalk is a very unexpected sight.

Street views: the story behind the name of Rue Sheppard

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Photo: Photo by Bill Cox

Rue Sheppard runs from the eastern end of Chemin Saint-Louis to Avenue Maguire. It is named for William Sheppard, who was born in 1784 in England and came to Canada with his father in 1792. By 1809 he was a merchant living in Montreal. The same year he married Harriet Campbell in Quebec City. She was the daughter of the King's notary, Archibald Campbell.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle
About eleven o'clock yesterday forenoon, a startling rumor spread throughout the city to the effect that the night train, which left South Quebec on Tuesday, had f

Jerry Seinfeld fills the Pavillon de la jeunesse with laughter

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Photo: Amy Sussman Photography

Ten minutes before the show was supposed to start, I had my doubts; over half the seats were still unoccupied in the ExpoCité Pavillon de la jeunesse. Yet, by some miracle, by the time Jerry Seinfeld appeared on stage after two warm-up acts, most of the seats on the main floor of the arena were taken.

Solstice celebration sheds new light on Native communities

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Photo: Photo by Ruby Pratka

For Nancy Saunders, everything started with a spoon.

Saunders grew up in an Inuit family in Kuujjaq, northern Quebec. Although her family spoke Inuktitut, she spoke the language less often as she got older, preferring English or French. Then everything changed.

Family-friendly 100th anniversary celebrations at Valcartier

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Photo: Photo by Jessica Lam

On Sunday, June 15, Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Valcartier hosted an Open House to celebrate its 100th anniversary. Over 9,000 visitors marked the significant milestone of this historic site by partaking in a family picnic organized by the Valcartier Family Centre. The military staff held demonstrations, such as packing for combat and manning light armoured vehicles.

Commentary: 250 and beyond

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph is officially 250 years old! You've been hearing about the anniversary for months now, and last week was no exception. Just for fun, we've collected some of our favourite images from the anniversary week.

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