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Wednesday, June 5 at 11 a.m. – The Germantown Youth Symphony Orchestra, from Tennessee, will give a concert at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 31 Rue Des Jardins in Old Quebec. Free admission, voluntary contributions welcome.

Two historic villas to front new L’Arrière-cour housing project

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Photo: PMA Architectes

Architect Pierre Martin, having restored and converted the huge Dominion Corset building known as La Fabrique on Boul. Charest, has now embarked on a project to restore and convert the stately villa on Chemin Sainte-Foy once owned by the founder of the iconic undergarment company.

École de cirque de Québec brings the circus to town!

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Photo: Danielle Burns


Chamber music this summer

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

The public square at the corner of Avenue Cartier and Boul René-Lévesque was the scene of a casual noon-hour concert last week. The Élement 8 cello octet performed for passers-by and a seated audience, as a promotion for the third annual Festival de Musique de Chambre, called Vibrances.

Drumming up business while recycling

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

This street musician in the Old City is a great example of how to help the planet by recycling. His “instruments” consist of empty plastic buckets, barrels, tin cans, and various pots, pans and lids. He was drumming up a lot of business (donations) near Porte Saint-Louis last weekend.

Congratulations to Champlain–St. Lawrence’s Class of 2019

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

It’s that time again! Proud graduates in cap and gown are posing for and taking photos with classmates, teachers, and family, and let’s not forget the all-important selfie.

Counting sheep: the relationship between sleep and mental health

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Photo: Danielle Burns

I assume you’re here because you have trouble sleeping?” asked Dr. Meagan Daley, psychologist, adding, “So I really have to be on the ball to keep you awake!” The fascinating talk on May 23 at CEGEP St. Lawrence was the last of many events during Mental Health Week – May 6-12– organized by the Wellness Centre and the Mental Health Team at Jeffery Hale Community Services.

Nuclear energy has fizzled in Canada since creation of A-bomb

Say the word “Manhattan” and some people might think of a New York City borough, a cocktail, or a movie by Woody Allen. A few might even think of the unlikely name for a secret Second World War project in the New Mexico desert.

A family’s loss – a personal story on the 105th anniversary of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland

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Photo: Photo from the Sue and Don Cameron collection

There was a time when everything that crossed the ocean moved by ship, including whole families.

The story behind Rue du Colonel-Mathieu


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of Colonel Paul Mathieu (1907-1976). He was born in Quebec City and studied at the Séminaire de Québec and Université Laval, then worked for the Royal Trust Company from 1930 to 1939.