Latest contributed news

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

9419_memorials duke.jpg
Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

September 2, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette
Death of the Governor-in-Chief

Kwe! Bonjour! Hello! Indigenous peoples share their culture

9419_KWE inuit.jpg
Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Huron-Wendat Nation and the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador hosted Kwe! over the Labour Day weekend at Place de l’Assemblée-Nationale.

Throw in the (paper) towel! Replace it with a cloth one

SAVING THE PLANET ONE WEEK AT A TIME

9419_saving planet cloths.jpg
Photo: Lise Lafond

Single-use items are a real problem: they produce tons of trash.

Paper towels and napkins are on the single-use items list but they can easily be replaced by longer-lasting items. This would help reduce waste, which is the number one solid-waste management priority (ahead of recycling) in both the United States and Canada.

Loïc Bruni defends his title at UCI Mountain Bike races

9419_velrium Winner.jpg
Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

From Aug. 21 to Sept. 1, for the 30th year, Mont Sainte-Anne was overrun by mountain bike athletes and enthusiasts from all over the world. Ski and snowboard trails were transformed into rugged and rocky racecourses for the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships.

Take a voyage of discovery on the Scenic Eclipse

9419_scenic eclipse1.jpg
Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Imagine climbing Mount Everest in a limousine … a combination of comfort, luxury and adventure. This is the concept behind sailing aboard the Scenic Eclipse, which bills itself as “the world’s first discovery yacht.”

Photos of forgotten landscapes tell fishermen’s tales

9419_manif USE.jpg
Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Until Sept. 11, Manif d’Art presents its latest photographic exhibit Entre Fleuve et Rivière in two locations: the Méduse – VU gallery on Côte d’Abraham, and the exterior walls of the Naval School and Naval Museum of Quebec City at Pointe-à-Carcy (170 Rue Dalhousie). Ibai eta Erreka Artean is the title of the exhibit in the Basque language.

Denise DROLET-BURKE

9419_burke obit.jpg

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Denise Drolet-Burke, peacefully on August 26, 2019, at the Maison Michel-Sarrazin, at the age of 71. Born to Rosaire Drolet and Thérèse Ferland, she was the loving wife of Stephen Burke for 47 years.

Changing colours

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

9419_LTE images.jpg

CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence is abandoning the crest that it inherited from its earlier existence as St. Lawrence College. The crest has been in use since 1958.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. – EPIQ’s first season Pizza Party planning session. Everyone wishing to take part is asked to reserve their spot with Jan Anderson, community organizer with the Wellness Centre at [email protected] or 418-684-5333, ext. 1539. You won’t want to miss it … It’s sure to be EPIQ! (English-speaking Parents in Quebec City – formerly Moms’ Nite-Out)

Rugby and soccer seasons underway at Université Laval

9419_rugby.jpg
Photo: Yan Doublet - Université Laval

Université Laval’s rugby and soccer teams started the 2019 season on a positive note last week, with three wins for the three different teams.

The women’s rugby team, looking to be one of the top teams in U Sports, crushed the Carleton University Ravens 52-0 Aug. 31 at Stade TELUS-Université Laval.

Joël Lightbound launches federal election campaign

9419_election lightbound.jpg
Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Joël Lightbound (Liberal MP for Louis-Hébert) has launched his campaign to win his riding and keep his seat in the House of Commons in Ottawa. Faithful party members gathered at Château Bonne Entente on Aug. 28 to witness his official investiture as candidate for the riding and to cheer him on.

Fighting Irish defence excels in 15-6 win over L’Embâcle

9419_fighting irish USE.jpg
Photo: Esther Paradis - St. Pat’s football

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish senior football team started the 2019 season on Sept.1, at their new home, the Gérard-Chiquette Field at Patro Charlesbourg.

SPORTS ROUNDUP: football, golf, hockey

9419_sports roundup.jpg
Photo: Chevaliers de Lévis

The Quebec Bataillon, of the Quebec Major Junior Football League, suffered their second loss in two games on Aug. 31. Playing their first-ever road game, the Bataillon were no match for the Ottawa Junior Riders, who finished 34-2. The Bataillon will be looking to win their first home game on Sept. 7, when they host the South Shore Junior Packers from Greenfield Park.

Chalmers-Wesley well project in Togo gets flowing

Togo2.jpg
Photo: Ruby Pratka
The water is flowing in Lankui, central Togo. After more than a year of fundraising by Chalmers-Wesley United Church, a congregation-wide effort which netted more than $15,000, a well has been dug and a 12-metre water tower built to provide drinking water for residents of Lankui and two nearby rural communities.

Alex and Pierre Harvey trade skis for mountain bikes

82819_MB start.jpg
Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

From Aug. 20 to Sept. 1, the ski resort on Mont Sainte-Anne was transformed into mountain-bike heaven, with international, national and local elite and amateur athletes taking on the bumpy course. On the opening weekend, mountain bikers attacked the legendary track for the 17th Velirium and the 27th UCI Masters World Championships.

La Grande Foire de Québec signals the end of summer

Photo by Jay Ouellet

82819_LaGrandeFoire.jpg

The Grande Foire de Québec at ExpoCité was packed on a mild August evening. The 35 rides and other entertainment kept kids and adults busy and amused over the four days of the fair, Aug. 21 to 25.

The mighty (annoying) mosquito has shaped history

82819_mosquito.jpg
Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Said a friend as we observed hundreds of bloodthirsty mosquitoes pressing themselves against the screen on the porch of his country house: “Looks like the night of the living dead.” What’s worse, this entomological horror show was last week, mid-August, when well-behaved mosquitoes should have had the decency to die off weeks ago.

Money from feds puts tramway project on track

82819_tramway project.jpg
Photo: Ville de Québec

The cheque is not just in the mail, it’s in the bank.” So said Infrastructure and Communities Minister François-Philippe Champagne at the official ceremony Aug. 19 to confirm the federal government’s contribution of up to $1.2 billion towards Quebec City’s new public transit network, which features a tramway system.

St. Lawrence unveils new logo and school colours

82819_CEGEP_people.jpg
Photo: CEGEP Champlain – St. Lawrence

It was with great pride that CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence recently unveiled its new visual signature to employees and students. With the transformation of the structure of Champlain Regional College, the new logo marks the start of a new chapter in the history of St. Lawrence.

The story behind Rue De Mareuil

STREET VIEWS

82819_street demareuil.jpg
Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

This street is named in honour of Jacques de Mareuil, a half-pay lieutenant of a detachment of colonial regular troops, who was also an amateur actor. Travelling in New France from the spring of 1693 to autumn 1694, he owes his fame to the scandal he caused during his brief stay in Quebec City.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

August 29, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette
Fire in the Woods

Maguire en Fête: Gin and appetizers are on the menu

82819_maguire food.jpg
Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Distilleries, restaurants and shops transformed a commercial street into a neighbourhood party. Aug. 24 was the day to celebrate Avenue Maguire.

Rhythm and taste buds satisfied in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

82819_papilles kids.jpg
Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Rythmes et Papilles celebrated everything that is great about summer on the Beaupré coast. For the second year, the community assembled in the park across from Basilica Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré for four evenings of family fun, live music and delicious meals from local food trucks.

Public pianos play in tune across Quebec

SAVING THE PLANET ONE WEEK AT A TIME

82819_saving planet piano.jpg
Photo: Lise Lafond

On Aug. 22, at 12:30 p.m. for the sixth edition of “Pianos publics au diapason” (public pianos in tune), pianists in various regions across the province performed “Le Petit Roi” simultaneously. This melody was chosen for the event to mark the 85th birthday of singer-songwriter Jean-Pierre Ferland.

Chalmers-Wesley well project in Togo gets flowing

82819_chalmers welcome.jpg
Photo: Ruby Pratka

The water is flowing in Lankui, central Togo. After more than a year of fundraising by Chalmers-Wesley United Church, a congregation-wide effort which netted more than $15,000, a well has been dug and a 12-metre water tower built to provide drinking water for residents of Lankui and two nearby rural communities. Residents say the well has been in operation for more than two months.

New logo and colours for CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence

82819_CEGEP_uniform.jpg
Photo: CEGEP Champlain - St. Lawrence

The QCT recently learned that there will be a “new look” for the CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence logo and the various team uniforms in the near future.

Il pleuvait des oiseaux, Nosferatu and Titanic featured at this year’s Quebec City Film Festival

82819_quebec film.jpg
Photo: Quebec City Film Festival

The Quebec City Film Festival (QCFF) is all about movie magic: red carpets, premières, contests, lectures and movies outdoors.

From Sept. 12 to 21, lovers of the cinema can see over 200 cult classics, fan favourites and novelties, many of them free of charge, in a variety of locations around town.

Sign says Le Diamant ready to sparkle

82819_le diamant.jpg
Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

Workers have completed the installation of the distinctive sign adorning the new Le Diamant theatre complex in Place D’Youville. The 2.5-tonne disc, 3.5 metres in diameter, by artist Claudie Gagnon, titled “Atome ou le fruit des étoiles,” is intended to recall the round Cinéma de Paris sign that used to be a familiar landmark in the square.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 12:05 p.m. – Musical Wednesdays concert featuring Johanne McInnis (Celtic harp) and Christian Haerinck (bagpipes) at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Sainte-Ursule in Old Quebec. Free admission. Donations welcome. Door prize draw at the end of the concert.

Feds ask Yvon Charest to make Quebec Bridge deal with CN

82819_quebec bridge deal.jpg
Photo: Peter Black

The government of Canada has recruited Yvon Charest, longtime head of Quebec City-based iA Financial Group, to negotiate the possible acquisition of the Quebec Bridge from Canadian National Railway (CN), the historic structure’s current owner.

Syndicate content