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Festibière heads downtown in August

Alex Caron has been trying for several years to stage a festival featuring micro-brewed beer in the city, but with all the celebrations - the 400th anniversary in 2008, the Cirque du Soleil and other events - he found space and logistics at a premium.

Next month, his dream will come true.

Summer Notes

Prepared And Compiled By Shirley Nadeau                           
All of the following events are free and, for the most part, outdoors. The Cinema Under the Stars  movies are cancelled in case of rain. Movie times vary as the sun goes down a bit earlier each week. As soon as it is dark enough, the movies start. Bring your own folding chair.

Municipal Court procedures not easy on city’s Anglophones

As Quebec City continues and the presence of Anglophones within it, available services can still be difficult to find unless one knows where to look.

Provincial and municipal services are provided mainly in French since it is the province's official language. How does the city respond to the needs of those who do not speak French? Do they get fair treatment?

Elimination of census long form prompts QCGN complaint

Photo: Patrick Doyle, The Canadian Press Images

The federal government's decision to discontinue mandatory completion of the long form in the Canada's next census has drawn widespread opposition, provoking an investigation by the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages, a complaint from a high-profile Quebec organization, and even inspiring a song from a Toronto-based volunteer social services outfit.

Summer heat is tough on calèche horses


This summer's long heat wave combined with abnormal levels of smog and humidity has affected affected everybody from human beings to . . . horses.

Festival d’été de Québec bigger than ever in 2010

Photo: Jay Ouellet

Place d'Youville was jumping Sunday afternoon to a blend of blues, funk, traditional New Orleans Jazz and Motown, courtesy of Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, a unique New Orleans based outfit that a few years ago might not have been signed for the Festival d'été.

Memorials and Things of Fame for July 21, 2010

The Morning Chronicle

Canada: A shattered dream or a dream yet to Come true?

Canada is a country with no jobs for new immigrants, regardless of however suitably qualified they are, old or young. Even simple blue-collar jobs are hard to find, but most immigrants are highly-educated in their respective fields. They have migrated to Canada with the hope of being able to land at least something close to their white-collar professions left behind.

Life’s wakeup call

"Dear N'Dugu, I am weak and I am a failure." This line taken from one of Jack Nicholson's most interesting pieces of acting in the movie ‘'About Schmidt'' is important to introduce who I am and what I want to write you about.

Monumental Graffiti

In response to Thomas Eden's article in the July 7, 2010, edition regarding the graffiti spray-painted on the Cross of Sacrifice or cenotaph on Grande-Allée at the entrance to the Plains of Abraham and on the Boer War monument on rue Saint-Louis, I am happy to report that the cenotaph has been cleaned up by the National Battlefield Parks Commission which maintains this monument, and the Boer War

Townshippers’ Day to mark Danville’s 150th anniversary

Townshippers' Day, a bilingual festival of friendship offering music, dance, art, artisans, information booths and other activities will take place on September 17 and 18 in Danville. Townshippers' Day 2010 will help celebrate Danville's 150th anniversary this year.

CQSB hoping for Willett replacement by September

Now that the deadline for applications has passed, the Central Quebec School Board is hoping to have a replacement for outgoing Eastern Quebec Learning Center Director Bruce Willett by September.

Friday was the closing date for receiving applications at the office of CQSB Human Resources Director Pierrette Laliberte.

Les Capitales clinch first half, look to playoffs

Photo: Les Capitales

Their first-half Can-Am League title safely tucked away, Les Capitales de Québec can relax for the second half of the season.

"We'd really like to finish first," said Pat Scalabrini, first-year manager of the defending league champions. Doing so would assure the team of home field advantage throughout the playoffs. "We want to win (the championship) at home."

"ROBO" riot cop at G20 in Toronto

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The G20 is over, but it is not over until many of these questions are answered by those in command.


Clowning it up at G20 in Toronto

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I think
it was really a stretch, but at least he had HIS name tag visible.

There is a YouTube video in circulation of "Bubbles" a
Toronto Police Service officer A. Joshephs who threatened a citizen with


Bruce Willett retiring from EQLC in September


Photo: Pierre Little.  Bruce Willet will be greatly missed at EQLC.  Bruce shown above celebrates one of the many programs he directed through the years; the opening of EQLC’s Nursing Assistants Program in June, 2009 and during the same event, the opening of the new EQLC library dedicated to Dorothy O’Brien.

Skating cross-country for cancer cure


Dan Cloutier, 21, of Winnipeg, lost an uncle three years ago to a rare form of cancer. This summer, he decided to do something big to fight the deadly disease.

Government of Quebec announces government funding for Jeffery Hale Hospital and two other community health centres


Dr. Yves Bolduc, the MNA representing the Jean Talon riding, has announced $415,000 in government for renovations to Jeffery Hale Hospital, St. Brigid's home and the Residence Paul Triquet.

Jeffery Hale will receive $190,000, St. Brigid's, $50,000, and Paul Triquet, $175,000.

Memorials and Things of Fame for July 14, 2010

The Morning Chronicle

Refreshing Lake Cinconcine

Photo: Cox Family

We were literally transported from the sweltering Sainte-Foy heat last Friday to beautiful Lake Cinconcine in the mountains of the Mauricie region.

Second oldest son Dennis invited my wife and me, our daughter Gail and our third son Andrew to his fishing camp at a private club on the lake.

Twenty-six Students Receive the Largest Scholarships in the History of Cégep de Sainte-Foy for developing English language skill

During a reception held in May, 26 students from Cégep de Sainte-Foy received scholarships worth $2000, $2500 or $5000. Denis Juneau, general director of the Cégep de Sainte-Foy and Yvon Charest, President and CEO of Industrial Alliance were both on hand to award the scholarships.

Residential construction rises in Quebec centres

According to the results of the latest monthly survey conducted by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), residential construction increased last month in Quebec centres with 10,000 or more inhabitants. In all, 4,223 dwellings were started in June 2010, compared to 2,990 a year earlier.

QCT makes great reading

I just received the June 30th edition of the QCT and read with interest your Summer Notes column. It was great to read up on what is taking place - hope this will be a weekly thing! Something that is lacking in the QCT is a weekly update on what is happening in the Classical Music world in the city - maybe you could include something of this nature in your column.

Feds awards $1.8 million to POLE Chaudière-Appalaches

The federal government has allocated $1,800,000 in funding to POLE Quebec Chaudière-Appalaches.

QCGN seeks Community Service Award candidates

The Quebec Community Groups Network is seeking individuals who have made significant contributions to the vitality of the English-speaking community of Quebec for the 2010 edition of the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award.

Summer Notes activities and events July 14, 2010

Don't know what to do on these hot, muggy days when you want to get out of the house but can't stand the heat? How about going to a nice, cool, air-conditioned museum. Here are a few suggestions. . .

Rusch Player of the Week in Can-Am League

Photo: Les Capitales de Québec

Les Capitales de Quebec Pitcher Mark Rusch has followed a strong June with a fast start in July.

Rusch was named Pitcher of Month in the Can-Am League, where Les Capitales have a solid hold on first place for the first half of the season. Rusch authored two strong outings to open July, earning him Pitcher of the Week honours.

Food Inspection Agency issues dessert recall alert


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Dawn Food Products Montreal Ltd. are warning people with allergies to egg proteins not to consume the Yiangello brand Cookies & Cream Cheesecakes described below. The affected products contain egg which is not declared on the label.

All best before dates featuring the following item codes are affected by this alert.

Twilight Concert takes a break for construction

Due to repair work, Lévis Forts National Historic Site's traditional Twilight Concert must take a break in 2010, but it will return on August 20, 2011, for the celebration of Lévis' 375th anniversary.

Levis to mark three historic anniversaries in 2011

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Three significant historic dates will be celebrated in 2011 on the the south shore of the St. Lawrence River in Lévis: the 375th anniversary of the Seignory of Lauzon, the 150th anniversary of the founding of Lévis and the 10th anniversary of amalgamation of the Lévis metropolitan area under one entity.

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