News Digest June 26, 2013


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June 26, 2013


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Canada Day celebrations planned for Quebec City

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Photo: Photo by the Fête du Canada à Québec committee

The organizers of the Canada Day celebrations in Quebec City recently unveiled their official program. "Viens faire la fête!" ("Come and celebrate!") festivities highlighting Canada's 146th birthday will take place on Monday, July 1.

National Aboriginal Day celebrates culture and traditons

Photo: Danielle Burns

National Aboriginal day falls annually on June 21, which is generally the longest day of the year, the summer solstice. The Canadian government chose this particular day because, for generations, First Nations people have been celebrating their culture and traditions on or near this day.

Toxic dust: Quebec City residents holding their breath

Photo: Danielle Burns

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle


English-speaking community needs formal presence in provincial government

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) ended its annual meeting in Montreal on June 15 with a new Board of Directors, a renewed Strategic Plan and a consensus that Quebec's English-speaking community needs formal representation in the provincial government."We did not discuss what form that representation should take - perhaps a dedicated minister, a commissioner or an ombudsman

Discover the edible gardens of the National Assembly

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Photo: Photo courtesy of Les Urbainculteurs

78th Fraser Highlanders commemorate end of the Seven Years’ War

Photo: Nadine MacLean

The Treaty of Paris that ended the Seven Years' War was signed on February 10, 1763. France then ceded to Great Britain the territories it held in Canada, including Cape Breton Island, Prince Edward Island, Acadia, Quebec, Ontario, the Great Lakes region and as far west as the Mississippi River.

Fourth of July celebrations aboard TS State of Maine

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

An invitation to board an American training ship visiting Quebec City is interesting ... but it's a pleasure to accept an invitation from David Jacobson, the United States Ambassador to Canada, Peter O'Donohue, the Consul General of the United States in Quebec City, and Dr. William J.

Canadian Tire jump starts youth sports

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Photo: Jumpstart Quebec

We believe children are our future leaders," said Canadian Tire Jumpstart Foundation's Quebec regional director, Diane Dupuis. While in Quebec City to review local funding applications, Dupuis sat down with the QCT and explained what the foundation does for children across the province.

Cycling season in high gear in Quebec

Photo: Gib McInnis

If you happened to be downtown Quebec City on Saturday morning, June 15, you couldn't help but notice some 3,000 cyclists navigating the streets. Participants in a new event called La Boucle joined the 1,000-km Grand défi Pierre-Lavoie for a 135-km closed circuit of the challenge from Quebec City to Lévis.

Poetic images at the Villa Bagatelle

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The exhibit Images poétiques at Villa Bagatelle this summer honours the visual artwork of two Montreal-born poets who had connections with Quebec City. Roland Giguère (1929-2003) was for many years a professor at Université Laval. Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau (1912-1943) spent his summers and the latter years of his brief life in Sainte-Catherine-de-Fossambault.

QCT writer on the bison trail

Photo: Bethtann G. Merkle

Les Chemins invisibles at the Agora this summer

Photo: Image from the Les Chemins invisibles website

The Cirque du Soleil's Les Chemins invisibles will perform for the fifth year this summer in Quebec City. In past years, these free outdoor shows were held under the Dufferin-Montmorency highway overpass on Blvd Charest. This year, it will be presented for the first time at the Agora amphitheatre in the Old Port of Quebec (rue Dalhousie).

The 60th anniversary of conquering Mount Everest


Dr. Rob Casserley recently spoke about his adventures climbing Mount Everest at the Morrin Centre. Coincidentally, just two weeks later, May 29 marked the 60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest by New Zealand explorer Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay.

QCT Mystery Photo Contest

Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

Welcome to the 2013 Mystery Photo Contest. Bethann Merkle, Shirley Nadeau and Danielle Burns have scouted out people, places and things around the city for you to try and identify over the next three months. Your mission is to find these objects and to answer the questions with each photo.

An elegant garden party in the park


The third annual Grande soirée au jardin, an urban fundraising picnic, was held in the park next to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) last Wednesday and Thursday evening. Hats for the ladies and ascot ties for the gentlemen were "recommended" accoutrements.


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