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Hunting the Unibroue unicorn

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Photo: Scott French

I was tired, so I went looking for a drink where tired people go to drink; a cozy little bar up Rue St. Angèle, a short walk away from where I live. Ironically, I was tired from looking for that drink. A couple weeks ago a letter arrived at QCT’s door announcing what should have been the meteoric launch of Unibroue’s Quatre-centième, the official beer of Quebec’s anniversary.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

The Morning Chronicle

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June 13th

Hot summer, says EnviroCan

After enduring a long, cold winter, which buried Quebec City residents up to their necks in snow, this spring’s unseasonably cold weather has not been very promising. As we approach the June 21 summer solstice, David Phillips, a senior climatologist at Environment Canada, says the recent wet and cold weather should not dampen hopes for a gloriously warm summer.

Robert Lepage’s Image Mill

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Photo: Scott French

Robert Lepage and Ex-Machina’s Image Mill is one of the most anticipated events of Quebec City’s anniversary. The city’s entire 400-year historical narrative will be projected on the sides of the Bunge silos in the Port of Quebec. Organizers are calling the show an animated mosaic, using paintings, film, photographs, and videos to bring the city’s story alive.

Family Fun Day draws big crowds of little people

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Photo: Valérie Lebel

Baseball’s return to Quebec: An interview with J-F Côté

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Photo: Dave Rouleau

History says it has been 10 years already, but for him, it feels like yesterday.

Quebec’s Natural Born Tellers poised to break out

City goes green with gasless mini-buses

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Photo: courtesy of city of Quebec

There will be a new buzz in the Old City this summer; the neighbourhood, however, is about to get a whole lot quieter. A fleet of eight small electric RTC buses will roll off the line on June 14 to accommodate both residents and tourists, free of charge. The launch of the two-year Écolobus pilot program is the second phase of the city of Quebec’s new transit strategy in the Old City.

Old art meets the new world: Le Louvre à Québec exhibition

275 works on loan from the Louvre are now on display at the Musée

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Photo: Scott French

The Musée national des beaux arts du Québec is serving up a taste of the Louvre’s art feast in Paris.

The Musée has taken an eclectic sampling of the Louvre’s expansive collection and serves a delectable amuse bouche of 275 works spanning 5,000 years. The exhibition is fresh, light, and satisfying; it won’t leave visitors feeling over-stuffed and ready for bed.

QC’s centenarians celebrated

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In celebration of Quebec’s 400th anniversary, the United Way’s 9th annual Gala Reconnaissance des AS especially wished to recognize the efforts of local centenarians who have helped shape the city.