May 21 2014 Edition

Neighbourhood road safety campaign in Sillery

Saint-Louis-de-France elementary school in Sillery launched the fifth annual neighbourhood Family Solidarity and Road Safety campaign this week. "This initiative shows the concern of families for everyone who uses local roads and shows the rest of society that it's possible to improve road safety by making concrete gestures," says campaign chairman Jean-Marie de Koninck.

Gilmour Hill closed: new roadwork has begun

The National Battlefields Commission (NBC) has begun roadwork on Côte Gilmour. The hill will be closed to automobile traffic from May 20 until the work is completed in late fall 2014.

The $8.2-million project announced on August 2, 2013, by Prime Minister Stephen Harper will also include a new mixed-use interpretive trail for pedestrians and cyclists.

Ever wish you’d been to an Elvis concert?

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Photo: Photo from Shawn Klush Website

He'll have been gone 37 years on August 16, yet Elvis Presley continues to live in the hearts and minds of many, young and old. In Las Vegas and throughout the world, thousands of ETAs (Elvis Tribute Artists) attempt in their own way to keep Elvis' songs and unique stage presence alive.

International Day Against Homophobia family picnic

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

In 1990, a family picnic like the one at the École de la Grande-Hermine in Limoilou would have been difficult to imagine. That year, on May 17, the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from a global standard list of mental illnesses.

RCMP Musical Ride coming to Sainte-Catherine

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Photo: Photo from Wikipedia

On Thursday, May 29, some very special horses are coming to Sainte-Catherine- de-la-Jacques-Cartier - 36 riders and horses of the RCMP Musical Ride.

The stables will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and presentations of the magical Musical Ride will take place at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Here are some facts that I picked up on the RCMP website:

The unexpected truth about Quebec’s water

You don't often see the words "water" and "crisis" sitting next to each other in Quebec. The province, whose very name is derived from a reference to water, boasts over half a million lakes and 4,500 rivers.

Street views: the stories behind the names of Quebec City streets

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Photo: Bill Cox

Rue Josie-Quart can be found in one of the newer subdivisions of Cap-Rouge.

Josie (Dinan) Quart, was born in 1895 in Quebec City and married Harry Stephen Quart* in 1916. Much of her life was dedicated to charitable organizations, community associations, and business or political associations.

Is that a street or a rue, a chemin or a road?

As Anglophones living in Quebec, we sometimes refer to city streets by either their English or French name. In the QCT, when referring to the exact address where an event is to take place, streets will be referred to by their French names, because that is what you'll be looking for on the street sign.

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