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Hôtel Classique workers strike a deal

Staff at l’Hôtel Classique voted unanimously in favour of a contract proposed by the hotel on August 11.  mployees at five hotels in Quebec City now remain without contracts. Those employees have yet to use the 72-hour bank of strike time voted for on July 23.

Dance show Gonfler l’Histoire takes over the wharves

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Photo: David Cannon

A recorded message sets the tone right at the beginning: “Please do not feed the dancers.” Danse K par K choreographer Karine Ledoyen hopes her contemporary dance production, Gonfler l’histoire, offers spectators something that is “catastrophic, romantic and runs away with the imagination.”

Hundreds of students explore French language at Laval

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Photo: www.students.surrey.sfu.ca

Giants dance in Quebec City streets

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Photo: Scott French

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Red Cross volunteers watch over the Fêtes

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Photo: Red Cross

You probably spotted their red and white jerseys and first aid kits if you attended shows of the Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France. In good or bad weather, Red Cross volunteers patrolled the parades and events.

In total, 15 volunteers took turns to cover the Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France.

Média Matin says “Merci” to readers, bids adieu

Summer soakings threaten Quebec’s crops

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Photo: Scott French

The Financière Agricole’s annual mid-season crop report released in July has confirmed what farmers in the Quebec City region know all too well already: the relentless wet weather is having an adverse effect on growing and harvesting crops.

Young QC artist’s poster wins gold

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Photo: courtesy of Visa Canada

Cang Yi Yan is one lucky girl and she knows it. The 12-year-old Montcalm resident was one of four Canadians whose artwork was awarded top honours in the Visa Olympics of the Imagination contest. As a first-prize winner, she and her father will be flown out to the Olympic Games in Beijing, August 5.

Harper defines “real nationalists,” Bloc bites back

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and fellow Conservative deputies and ministers descended upon Lévis and Quebec City for their annual Conservative caucus meeting last week. Conservatives used the occasion to demonstrate the party’s perceived strength in the province, in spite of inconclusive polling results released later in the week.