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Crews clean up after big Fete

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Photo: Marika Wheeler

The morning after the St-Jean-Baptist Day party in the upper town, streets and green spaces were carpeted with garbage. Crushed beer cans had accumulated against curbs, and broken glass littered the streets.

It's a mess the city sees only once a year and one it has become efficient in cleaning up.

Building language bridges

In 1996, after twelve years of regular service in the Canadian Forces all over this country and abroad, I hung my shingle out as a civilian in this town, quickly finding myself recruited onto the board of Voice of English Speaking Quebec. In those days some members of the province's English community were devoting considerable resources to the "language politics" of the time.

Maurice Tanguay passes the puck in life’s hockey game

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Simons family big contributors to Quebec City's economy

From the archives of the Chronicle-Telegraph

"La Maison Simons'" story began when Peter Simons, born in 1785 in Scotland, settled in the Quebec City area on a small farm on Lac Duchesnay (now Lac Beauport) to raise his family of five children. In 1840, one of his sons, 17 year-old John, moved to Quebec City.

Happy Birthday QCT

Happy 245th birthday to the Quebec Chronicle Telegraph and congratulations for this outstanding achievement!
QCT is part of our common heritage and we are proud that the oldest newspaper in North America is still published in our city.
"Longue vie" au QCT!


Michel Gervais, O.C., O.Q., Ph.D
Former Rector of Université Laval

Shopping bag distribution decreases

Four weeks after introducing a five cent charge for single-use grocery bags, Metro grocery stores across Quebec and Ontario (Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Marché Richelieu) are reporting that 70 per cent fewer bags have been distributed in store, compared against the monthly average. Demand for reusable bags has increased fivefold since June 1, when the fee was implemented.

Letters from Afghanistan - Toilet Scribbling

Bathroom wisdom in the Theatre of War

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Over the years, I have come to espouse a theory: that the state of a given society can be determined by the words of wisdom that its members write on toilet walls.

As I sit here listening to South African singer Koos Du Plessis' song, Skadus teen die Muur (Shadows on the Wall), I'm reminded of the brevity of life, especially in this environment.

Coming of Age: American Art, 1850’s to 1950’s

Part I - The dawn of American Impressionism

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Photo: MNBAQ

It is interesting to follow the century long path that led the United States of America to the point where its major cities have become international art capitals.  The exhibition presently at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Quebec, starts us off with a series of landscape paintings, a su

QUEBEC CITY’S JEWISH HISTORY

July 2nd 2009 Candlelight Series : Quebec City’s Jewish History

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Thursday July 2nd 2009

Candlelight Series : Quebec City's Jewish History

Garneau students discover new reality in Peru

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Photo: Émilie Guillot

“Part of my job is making sure this place is included on the beaten path,” new Morrin Centre director

Simon Jacobs strolled into a Tourisme Québec information office and, in his thick London accent, asked where he might visit Quebec City's historic jails. He was directed to the Plains of Abraham - and nowhere else.

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A funny way to kick off a new era of accountability

It's a funny way to kick off a new era of accountability, the way the Central Quebec School Board is being so hush hush about National Assembly Bill 88, scheduled to be implemented, at least in part, with the issuance of new guidelines July 1.

Quebec City judge honoured with the Order of Quebec

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Quebec City Judge Michael Sheehan has received an Order of Quebec in recognition of his work in the area of suicide prevention. Quebec Premier Jean Charest presented the Order, one of 32 given this year, during ceremonies last Thursday. Annually, there are approximately 250 nominees for the Order.

New Cirque du Soleil production opens downtown tonight

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The Cirque du Soleil's free show, Les Chemins Invisibles, opens Wednesday with a main stage beneath the Dufferin-Montmorency overpass on Boulevard Charest augmented by several secondary camp locations in the vicinity.

Francophones being duped by language extremists, says bilingual Québécois

My mother is English-speaking and my father is French-speaking.

Like them and like my grand-parents, I was born in Québec. I was baptised and raised in Québec City. I attended both French and English schools. My friends are both French-speaking and English-speaking Quebecers.

Summer Organ Concert Series starts this Sunday at Chalmers-Wesley United Church

Picture_8.pngOn Sunday, June 28, at 6:00pm the first of the series of Summer Organ Concerts will take place at Chalmers-Wesley United Church. This is the 20th summer that this series has taken place, organized by Chalmers' Music Director, Alain LeBlond.

St. Peter's Anglican Church in Stoneham is celebrating its 170th Anniversary

St. Peter's Anglican Church in Stoneham is celebrating its 170th Anniversary on Sunday, July 12th, 2009, with a service at 3:00 p.m. All welcome.

International miniature art exhibition opens in Levis

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Five thousand dollars in prize money was awarded last June 14, at the opening ceremony of the 5th edition of the International miniature art competition in Levis.   The grand prize went to Montreal artist Daniela Zekina.  Her piece (see illustration) is titled Dance with the hours.

Announcing Canada Day Celebration at St. Gabriel de Valcartier Community Centre July 1st.

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church will be hosting their annual 1st of July Picnic at the St. Gabriel de Valcartier Community Centre.  The picnic starts at 3 p.m. and will include games, bake table, euchre, etc. and a light supper.  All are welcome.

 

 

Navy man stays active, obtains Masters from Laval (Photo)

Haller launches first CD

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The Anglophone Quebec City group, the Aurian Haller Band, will be launched its first CD, a five song extended play effort, last night at Le Salon d'Edgar.

The album is the group's first, since its formation last September.

Saint Lawrence College graduation cites achievements

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Congratulations to the 2009 graduating class at Saint Lawrence College in Ste-Foy. This year's graduation was held on the college campus Tuesday May 26. The photo on the right is this year's graduating business class. Below are 2009 science graduates.

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Sincere congrats to all involved in producing the 245th Anniversary Edition.

Sincere congrats to all involved in producing the 245th Anniversary Edition.Special kudos to Catherine Mills Rouleau, who soared Memorials and Things of Fame to unprecedented heights! All that research gave us a dandy, readable history lesson.

R. Clive Meredith

 

Navy man stays active, obtains Masters from Laval

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Charles-Andre Nadeau will receive his Masters degree in History from Laval University in August.

Just another guy heading out into the world with a fancy piece of paper tucked his arm, right?

Wrong. Nadeau, 63, is a retired Navy man who decided in 2000 that it was time to go back to school.

Valcartier combat engineer, 35, dies in Afghanistan

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A 35-year-old combat engineer has become the second soldier based at Valcartier to die in Afghanistan in less than a week, the victim of a roadside bomb.

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Quebec team heads for the Arctic

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Photo: Denis Sarrazin, Centre for Northern Studies (CEN).

A team of Quebec researchers are taking off to a northern tip of the country to study climate change.

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