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Lynyrd Skynyrd and Led Zep tribute band rock FEQ Saturday

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Photo: Photo by Renaud Philippe, courtesy of FEQ

The packed crowd for the July 6 show on the giant Festival d’Été Bell stage didn’t seem to mind that they were rocking out to essentially two big-name tribute bands.

The desire for durable duds: sustainable clothing becoming more fashionable

It’s possible some soccer-playing kid in Kenya is wearing my orange Simon Gagné T-shirt as he kicks the ball around in the streets of Nairobi. (The shirt, if you’re wondering, was a promotional giveaway back in 2010 when the Philadelphia Flyers, featuring local hero Gagné, now retired, made it to the Stanley Cup finals, losing to the Chicago Blackhawks).

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikipedia Commons - Public Domain

Editor’s note: Articles from the archives are reproduced with the original vocabulary, spelling and punctuation. Explanatory notes may be added as necessary.

July 9, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

Quebec City marks its 411th anniversary

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin

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The honour guard of the Service de Police de la Ville de Québec marched from the statue of Samuel de Champlain to City Hall, where the City’s 411th anniversary celebrations continued.

Sainte-Pétronille chamber music series off to a wonderful start

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

July 4 might have been a hot night on the Plains of Abraham as the strains of Corey Hart’s FEQ concert wafted across the St. Lawrence River, but it was blessedly cooler, quieter and less crowded inside Église Sainte-Pétronille, the little church on the southern tip of Île d’Orléans.

Passages insolites: curious art in unusual places

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin

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Twenty One Pilots climbed to new heights at the FEQ

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

They crowd-surfed, tower-climbed, changed their outfits and instruments, went down into the crowd and invited security guards to dance. Ohio band Twenty One Pilots know how to put on a show. They’ve seen their fair share of concerts, so lead vocalist and guitarist Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun understand the importance of stage presence.

Look who is playing in the grass!

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Photo: Lise Lafond

After two years without successfully hatching any goslings, this year Angry Bird (if it is him …) and Mrs. Bird are happy to show us their pride-and-joy goslings, three little ones that look happy and healthy. In a few weeks, the Canada geese will disappear, only to stop over at our farm in the fall before they take off to spend winter in the south.

The French preferred Brazil to Canada

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The Fête de la Ville de Québec on July 3 reminds us that Samuel de Champlain and his 28 companions laid down the foundations of Quebec in 1608.

Kenneth “Ken” Merle DODDRIDGE

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Kenneth “Ken” Merle DODDRIDGE
(August 11, 1939 - June 26, 2019)

Ken Doddridge died peacefully with his family by his side at Belleville General Hospital on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in his 80th year. He was the beloved partner of Helen Allen.