News Digest August 28, 2013


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August 29, 2013



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Military Tattoo pays tribute to Canadian veterans of Korean War


As part of the Quebec City International Festival of Military Bands, musicians, dancers and singers from Canada, Belgium, Chile, France, Germany and Russia presented an impressive Military Tattoo at the Pepsi Colisée on August 22, 23 and 24.

More to ownership than “a horse, of course”

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There's a power to horses. It is a cathartic relationship," mused Lise Lafond during a recent interview. The human-horse dynamic is ages old, and has made possible everything from travel to grain milling, from construction to war.

Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier: more than a one-horse town

Photo: Lise Lafond

Québec is a beautiful place to live, full of unique villages and towns. I want to share with you a special feature of my hometown, Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier. On my street alone, residents own a total of 200 horses.
We have an organization called the Club des Cavaliers de Ste-Catherine, which everyone who owns a horse or loves horses is welcome to join.

Archaeology and conservation talk at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

As part of Archaeology Month activities, archaeologist André Bergeron gave a talk at the Morrin Centre on August 21 about his recent findings, projects and written works concerning dig sites in Quebec.
Bergeron began by explaining the difference between archaeology and conservation.

SSQ Quebec City Marathon always a winner

A record number of runners took part in the 16th annual SSQ Quebec City Marathon:

Saint-Sacrement Harvest Festival celebrates neighbourhood

Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

Chattering children, clinking coins, wind rustling tablecloths and corn tassels are signature sounds. Steaming pots of that same corn, freshly boiled, sit gleaming golden right alongside vendors selling everything from clothing to housewares and antiques.
Seemingly the scene of a typical weekend market, it is the location that sets this event apart from most others we see in Quebec City.

Colourful art symposium at the Joan of Arc Garden

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Last weekend, the National Battlefields Commission and the Symposium Plaines Couleurs welcomed 99 artists who set up their tents around the beautiful Joan of Arc Garden in the heart of the Plains of Abraham.

QCT Mystery Photo Contest


This is the last week of our summer Mystery Photo Contest. Danielle Burns, Bethann Merkle and Shirley Nadeau have scouted out images of people, places and things around the city for you to try and identify over the summer months. Your mission was to tell us the location and answer the questions about each mystery photo.

Quebec City Women’s Club wants Books! Books! Books!

This is the time of year when we tend to clear out our bookshelves and the various nooks and crannies in our homes where books seem to accumulate. Whether we call it fall cleaning or just making room, the result is that we are looking for a new home for our old books, some of them treasured friends. The Quebec City Women's Club suggest that you consider donating your books to our fall sale.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
It is high time that the proper authorities should take measures, and see them carried out to the manner which lives are daily exposed by the careless driving in this city. This city is the only one where such furious driving is allowed.

Get off to an A+ start this school year

Photo: Photo by Sophie Simms

Parents, teachers and students are sharpening their pencils for the 2013-2014 school year that begins this week. Reactions and attitudes regarding going back-to-school vary greatly in children according to individual situations, age group and personality.
Eight-year-old Léonard is going into Grade 3 this year along with his brother, 6-year-old Jules-Arnaud, who is starting Grade 1.

How the Light Gets In a tour de force

Penny’s latest deftly ties together earlier tales Book review by Jim Napier

Fresh on the heels of winning an unprecedented fifth Agatha Award, Louise Penny's latest novel brings to a head the bitter conflict that has been festering within the Sûreté between Armand Gamache and his nemesis, Chief Superintendent Francoeur.


No Obituaries this week.

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