June 25 2014 Edition

Quebec Young Liberals announce Youth Conference

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Photo: Photo by Cassandra Kerwin

On June 11, one hundred Quebec Young Liberals from around the province gathered at the Ozone Pub on Grande Allée to announce that the 32nd Youth Conference (Congrès-Jeunes) would be held on August 9 and 10 at Bishop's University in Sherbrooke.

Jean-François Trudelle, president of the upcoming conference, said that Premier Philippe Couillard "always supports and joins us, even when he is

A basketful of not-so-secret edible gardens

Photo: Photo by Bethann G. Merkle

When you think of Quebec City, you probably think of great cheese, striking architecture, and the St. Lawrence River. But how often do you think of gardens?

Indeed, Quebec City was a "garden city" not so long ago, and several public gardens in the area offer a glimpse into the past as well as great ideas for how local gardeners can help "green" the city.

Three parties in one on Rue Saint-Jean gives something for everyone

Photo: Photo by Ruby Pratka

From world beat music to the World Cup, craft beer to arts and crafts, there was something for everyone along Rue Saint-Jean this weekend. Three events - Faubourg en fête, Fête de la Musique and the last weekend of the Festival Grand Rire - coincided, turning the street into a giant pedestrian block party from Rue Turnbull to the Côte du Palais.

A new exhibit at Holy Trinity: The King’s Gift

The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, nestled in the heart of Old Quebec, has developed a project aimed at increasing its visibility in Quebec City's tourism circuit with the creation of a museum-style exhibit, segmented guided tours, the "greening" of its close and more.

Quebec International Sacred Music Festival announces fall program

Photo: Photo by Ruby Pratka

Daniel Taylor's voice soared above the pews of Église Saint-Roch, in a haunting a cappella rendition of a 500-year-old English Christmas carol.

The bells of Paradise I heard them ring ... and I love my lord Jesus above anything ...

New business course at Champlain–St. Lawrence in September

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Photo: Photo by Mira Doheny

Champlain-St. Lawrence recently announced its newest program - International Trade for Business, leading to an Attestation of College Studies through continuing education. Campus director Jean Robert and the new director of Business Services and Continuing Education at St. Lawrence campus, Pierre Harvey, provided details on the program to the QCT.

Meet the QCT’s newest journalist, Kasia Borkowska


Kasia Borkowska is a writer, pianist, music historian, and teacher. She was born in Poland and emigrated to Canada at age 16. It was here that she learned English and spent time among Egyptian immigrants, studying their history, language and culture. She holds a B.A.

QALL seeking board members

The Quebec Association for Lifelong Learning (QALL) was established in 1981 to provide leadership in matters pertaining to lifelong learning. It is a collective voice that promotes learning opportunities for adults who pursue the acquisition of new knowledge, aptitudes, and skills primarily in the English language.

Hot town, summer in the city!

Now that the longest day of the year - June 21st - has passed, summer truly has begun in Quebec City.

La fête de Saint-Jean-Baptiste, the patron saint of Quebec after whom the province's holiday is named, took place on the evening on Monday, June 23, with a show on the big stage on the Plains of Abraham.

Prison escapees back in custody

The city can breathe a collective sigh of relief knowing that the three inmates who escaped from the Orsainville Detention Centre on the outskirts of Quebec City two weeks ago have been apprehended. They were arrested by the Sûreté du Québec and an Emergency Response Team at 1:30 a.m.

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