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Envol et Macadam brings alternative rock to Saint-Roch

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Photo: Matthew Mendel

My shoes are dirty. My shoes are dirty because I am in the mud, behind a metal gate, trying to talk my way
backstage at the Envol et Macadam festival.

Held in Quebec City every September since 1996, Envol et Macadam is one of the town’s few alternative music festivals. This year, the concerts were staged at Ilot Fleury in the heart of Saint- Roch.

Port of Quebec has recordbreaking year

With nearly 27 million tons of goods handled in 2007, the Port of Quebec has had a recordbreaking year, jumping 15 per cent compared to 2006 and 75 per cent compared to the tonnage of goods handled in 2001. The news followed the release of the port’s annual activity report and audited financial results on August 29.

Wendake mounts world’s first francophone Native literary fest

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Photo: Marie White

Memorials and Things of Fame


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Wealth of the United States

Can’t keep mum on mums: a history of popular flowers

Have you seen all the mums on sale everywhere? They are a joy to behold. Of course, we know they are telling us summer is over but we can say goodbye with gratitude and enjoyment. In all the grocery stores and nurseries everyone is buying up mums in every colour and smiling to see them so healthy and full of buds.

Quebec City falters on Terry Fox Run

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Photo: www.wikipedia.org

Kamouraska shrine honours fallen drunkard

“So you were at Kamouraska. Did you see the monument to the drunkard?”

I knew what he was getting at, but couldn’t place it. Then it came ...

YWCA’s Empreintes d’Elles honours women in science, highlights lack of gender parity in the field

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Photo: Brigitte Boudreau

Forty women scientists and engineers were honoured at Université Laval on September 10 for helping to break down science’s gender barrier by entering fields often dominated by men. Questions about women’s place in science and how to encourage young women to pursue a career in the field took centre stage at the cocktail series Empreintes d’elle, organized by the Quebec City YWCA.

Autumn of the 400th

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Photo: Société du 400e.

Avant-garde art installations offer fresh perspectives

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Photo: Comunications Sira ba

Instead of singin’ in the rain, inventor-cumcomposer Paul De Marinis makes the rain sing. Showcasing De Marinis’ installation, Rain Dance, along with a wonderland of similarly grand curiosities that marry science and technology with art, a special outdoor edition of Le Mois Multi will be held in and around Saint-Roch and the lower town throughout the weekend.