September 17 2008 Edition

Envol et Macadam brings alternative rock to Saint-Roch

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Photo: Matthew Mendel

My shoes are dirty. My shoes are dirty because I am in the mud, behind a metal gate, trying to talk my way
backstage at the Envol et Macadam festival.

Held in Quebec City every September since 1996, Envol et Macadam is one of the town’s few alternative music festivals. This year, the concerts were staged at Ilot Fleury in the heart of Saint- Roch.

Port of Quebec has recordbreaking year

With nearly 27 million tons of goods handled in 2007, the Port of Quebec has had a recordbreaking year, jumping 15 per cent compared to 2006 and 75 per cent compared to the tonnage of goods handled in 2001. The news followed the release of the port’s annual activity report and audited financial results on August 29.

A summer 400 years in the making: how Quebec City’s Anglo community celebrated a momentous anniversary

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Photo: Patrick Tomlinson

A whirlwind, festival filled summer has passed and the official Quebec 400th celebrations are beginning to wind down. As the smoke clears from all the birthday candles, cannon charges and fireworks displays, we look back at a few of the English-speaking community groups that have contributed to the celebration of this extraordinary anniversary.

Buses a boon

The shuttle service created by Industrial Alliance Insurance Company with the co-operation of the Capital Transportation Network and the National Capitol Commission provides links to the main activity sites for the 400th anniversary celebrations.

Wendake mounts world’s first francophone Native literary fest

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Photo: Marie White

Memorials and Things of Fame


1772


Wealth of the United States

Can’t keep mum on mums: a history of popular flowers

Have you seen all the mums on sale everywhere? They are a joy to behold. Of course, we know they are telling us summer is over but we can say goodbye with gratitude and enjoyment. In all the grocery stores and nurseries everyone is buying up mums in every colour and smiling to see them so healthy and full of buds.

Quebec City falters on Terry Fox Run

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Photo: www.wikipedia.org

Kamouraska shrine honours fallen drunkard

“So you were at Kamouraska. Did you see the monument to the drunkard?”

I knew what he was getting at, but couldn’t place it. Then it came ...

YWCA’s Empreintes d’Elles honours women in science, highlights lack of gender parity in the field

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Photo: Brigitte Boudreau

Forty women scientists and engineers were honoured at Université Laval on September 10 for helping to break down science’s gender barrier by entering fields often dominated by men. Questions about women’s place in science and how to encourage young women to pursue a career in the field took centre stage at the cocktail series Empreintes d’elle, organized by the Quebec City YWCA.

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