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Big time names help Festival set attendance records

Despite temperamental weather, the Festival d'été de Québec attracted record crowds this year, thanks in large part to classic acts such as KISS, Styx and Sting, organizers say.

Pow Wow celebration drums its way into Wendake territory

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Photo: Marie White

The annual Huron-Wendat pow wow will again celebrate its nation's rich culture as well as those of visiting nations from across the province. The pow wow, revived in 2001, will gather from July 31 to Aug. 2. This summer gathering takes place in historic Wendake which became a permanent settlement in 1697 and is only a 15-minute drive or free shuttle ride from the old city.

Harper honours Canadian Space Shuttle astronauts

The day before the 40th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's "one giant leap for mankind," Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued a statement honouring the two

Canadian astronauts currently in orbit aboard the space shuttle Endeavor.

Who’s doing the ironing in today’s post-modern world?

I was watching TV the other day and saw a commercial for a product which I don't remember exactly what it was. The point is, is that in the course of the sales pitch for the product, which was a cartoon, we see a woman talking on the phone with one of her girlfriends, saying that her husband gave her a useless gift recently, which she proceeds to hold up. Turns out it is an iron.

Passengers head south to fly

As millions of Canadians have discovered as they planned their summer vacations this year, flying in Canada can be expensive. What many do not know, however, is just how some decisions made in Ottawa have had such a dramatic role on the cost of a plane ticket in this country.

MS Read-A-Thon raises $99,500 and public awareness

The 31st MS Read-A-Thon to benefit the Quebec Division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada has raised $99,500. In all, a total of 4,200 students from 74 elementary and secondary schools participated and over 24,000 books were read during the recently concluded fund drive. During a two-week period, the youngsters read as many books as possible and collected pledges from sponsors.

Health Canada: Beware before buying H1N1 medications

Researchers receive federal support

Quebec's top researchers are getting support that will help them compete with the best in the world, according to Josee Verner, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs.

Loreena Mckennit

Celtic Festival organizers trying to do more with less