March 5 2014 Edition

A new storm drain in Cap-Rouge

This construction project is the reason pedestrians cannot use the Jacques Cartier Park pathway between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday these days. The City of Quebec is replacing an old corrugated-metal storm drain pipe with a larger steel one.

La Jonction de Sillery: a step back in time

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Photo: Photo from Simard family archives, courtesy of Cap-aux-Diamants magazine

According to an article by Julien Bélanger and Richard Lortie in a 1990 issue of the quarterly magazine Cap-aux-Diamants : la revue d'histoire du Québec (No. 22, page 72), the first building known as La Jonction (Sillery Junction, to local Anglophones), was erected by the Quebec Light, Heat and Power Company in 1912 for the convenience of passengers of the newly-built tramway.

2015 International Masters Games to be in Quebec City

QHS welcomes…General Montcalm

For teacher Fannie Marsh's Secondary 3 history class at Quebec High School, this was no ordinary lesson. In Marsh's class, lessons don't usually begin with a military salute. But in the presence of a certain Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, the students had no other option.

Great ice canoe challenge: Coupe des glaces

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The last step of the International Ice Canoe Circuit, the Grand Défi Chez Victor, took place on the St. Lawrence River in front of Quebec City this past Saturday afternoon over the same course as the recent Quebec Winter Carnival races. Depending on their placements in this and the four previous ice-canoe races, the winners of this fifth and last race were awarded the coveted Coupe des glaces.

L’Arrivée des Filles du Roy at the Cinéma Cartier

In 2012, a group of women decided to take part in a great adventure to personify the 36 Filles du Roy who arrived in Quebec in 1663.

Papillons en Fête: The most beautiful party in Quebec City

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Photo: Sophie Rivett-Carnac

The late comedian George Carlin once said, "the caterpillar does all the work, 4but the butterfly gets all the publicity." Judging by the orchestra of clicking cameras and the crowds present at the Jardin Hamel this past weekend, we reckon he was pretty much spot on.

Sierra Maestra: Hot mid-winter music

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

I've been in many countries in winter before - twenty years or so ago. It is very cold right now, for me," Alejandro Suarez told the QCT last week. "I don't know what people do in such cold," he mused. Flipping the snow bird stereotype upside down, Suarez is part of an adventuresome octet of Cuban musicians currently on a two-week Canadian tour.

Behind the scenes at MNBAQ: Docents effusive about Quatres figures exhibit`

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

What do 1940s landscapes, abstract paper collages, canvases painted white, and animal sculptures formed from painted pebbles have in common? Very little, one might think, other than their current spot in the limelight at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ). And yet, it is the museum itself which connects the works of some of Quebec's top modern artists in this exhibit.

Paley art collect more than just a travelling art show

The William S. Paley modern art collection, an eclectic mix of French Impressionist works and 20th-century British and American paintings which headlined the list of travelling shows at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec from October to February, shows what can happen when great resources are put into purchasing art for personal enjoyment.

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