September 12 2018 Edition

Luck of the Celts for the 13th Festival Celtique de Québec

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Tartans, bagpipes, a mystic village, clans and Irish dancing were proudly exhibited at the 13th annual Festival Celtique de Québec (FCQ). From Sept. 6 to 9, Quebecers celebrated their Celtic heritage. Men wore kilts and women dressed in traditional costumes. 

Air conditioning heating up election campaign

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You might say the election campaign is really getting hot and sticky if air conditioning (A/C) has become an issue.

From the Great Recession to the current election and back again

On Sept. 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. The fourth largest investment bank in the United States had fallen after 158 years of activity. The behemoth’s demise sent shockwaves across markets worldwide. The financial system was breaking down; the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression of 1929 had officially begun.

Vieux-Québec Feis is open for registration

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Photo: erry Ann King

Get ready Quebec! Irish dancers from Canada and the United States will soon be invading the La Vieille Capitale and you can get in on the act.

Vieux-Québec Feis, a competition of Irish dance, music and song, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Séminaire Saint-François, 4900 Rue Saint-Félix, in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures.

Memorials and Things of Fame

September 11, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

Rue Armand-Viau Formerly Rue Joseph-Morrin

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain
A street and an industrial park in the Duberger-Les Saules district of the Les Rivières borough of Quebec City were named after Armand Viau (1901-1967), who was the industrial commissioner for Quebec City from 1945 to 1953 and the general manager of the industry and commerce bureau of the Quebec City region from 1958 to 1967.

Montcalm en Fête street party a high-energy success

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Photo: Natalie Keller
A neighbourhood in downtown Quebec City was alive with activity this past Saturday for the annual Montcalm en Fête. Avenue Cartier, between Grande Allée and Boul. René-Levesque, was open only to pedestrians for the day, with peripheral events taking place at the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ) and at the nearby Parc du Musée on the Plains of Abraham.

Letter to the Editor

I read [Luc Lang’s] article in the [Sept. 5 edition] of the QCT with great enjoyment. However, the Capitales de Québec home field, Stade Canac, is not, as stated, in the Limoilou [district of Quebec City], but in Saint-Roch.

The conversation continues with Dialogue avec l’histoire II

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Dialogue avec l’histoire is back! The stark white Rubik’s cube-like sculpture, offered to Quebec City by the City of Paris, was originally installed in Place de Paris in Lower Town with much fanfare in 1987. It did not survive Quebec’s winters very well, and was demolished in June 2015 because it was falling apart.

On the trail of history in Quebec City

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Once again this year, the Association des guides touristiques de Québec (AGTQ) offered free guided tours of Old Quebec to residents on Sept. 8. The activity is organized as part of the International Day of Solidarity of World Heritage Cities, in collaboration with Parks Canada and the Quebec City Tourism Office. 
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