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Dans le Bon Vieux Temps ~ Back in the Day book launch

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Photo: Jayne Doddridge

On June 4, Habitations Valcartier in collaboration with the Municipality of Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, the Valcartier Historical Committee and Valcartier Elementary School CLC launched their book Dans le Bon Vieux Temps ~ Back in the Day.

Boer War statue “disappearing” into the trees

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A few years ago, I wrote to someone at Quebec City Hall complaining about the fact that the statue of the Boer War soldier at the top of the war memorial on Rue Saint-Louis (on Parc de l’Esplanade) is “disappearing” into the elm trees growing around it. I requested that some of the branches be cut back a reasonable distance from the statue so it can be seen in all its glory.

Inaugural season of Le Diamant will be many-faceted

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Le Diamant, the new theatre complex built within the walls of the former YMCA on Place D’Youville, is less than 100 days away from completion.

What to expect on June 23 for the Grand spectacle de la Fête Nationale

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

In less than two weeks, the province of Quebec will put its culture on parade, a proud tradition dating back 185 years. With over 6,000 activities and events organized in 700 sites across the province, the fleur-de-lys will be flown and celebrated.
In Quebec City, the action will take place on the Plains of Abraham on the evening of June 23, with the Grand spectacle de la Fête Nationale.

Baby Book Bag program revamped

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Photo: Frank Cannon

Did you know that little ones who associate books with happy feelings are more likely to enjoy a love of reading and learning as they grow? Not only do times spent with Mom or Dad enjoying stories, songs and poems help strengthen the parent-child bond, story time and singing help build a child’s memory, listening skills and vocabulary.

Newspaper lessons from Murphy’s farm

It will be 16 years next month that I sold the Stanstead Journal. That’s a long time. If my time since the Journal were a child, it would be getting a driver’s license and no longer speaking to me.

The Stanstead Journal ceases weekly production

We regret to hear that the Stanstead Journal, published weekly since 1845, has ceased its weekly print production and will now exist only online. There are, however, plans to publish a print edition 10 times in the coming year. The last weekly print edition came out on May 29, 2019.

Community Calendar

Friday, June 14 – Grand Marché, official opening at ExpoCité, 250 Boul. Wilfrid-Hamel. Two hours free parking. For more details, visit legrandmarchedequebec.com.

Book Quest 2019: Natural World at the Morrin Centre

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The Morrin Centre summer reading program is back for a 15th consecutive year! Organized in partnership with the TD Summer Reading Club, Book Quest gives children ages three to 12 the opportunity to appreciate literature through games, crafts, and interactive activities. This year’s theme, Natural World, will allow participants to explore all the wonders nature has to offer.

New pavilion at the Base de Plein air almost complete

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Photo: Peter Black

Construction is on schedule at the Base de Plein air de Sainte-Foy, where a spacious new pavilion and a multi-purpose building will replace outdated structures on the site. One of the old buildings had to have asbestos insulation removed before it was demolished.