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Two Quebec women’s rugby teams are provincial champions

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Photo: Luc Lang

On a hot and humid Saturday, Aug. 17, Rugby Québec held the provincial championships at the Académie Saint-Louis field in Quebec City. The Club de Rugby de Québec (CRQ), which hosted the event, had their three women’s teams in different finals.

Jesse Cooke takes Domaine Forget by storm

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Canadian acoustic guitar virtuoso Jesse Cooke gave an outstanding performance at the Domaine Forget in Saint-Irénée on Aug. 17.

Accompanied by his band of four, he played his signature combination of flamenco, jazz and many forms of world music.

Exploring the Grand Marché a delicious adventure

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Have you had a chance to visit the Grand Marché yet? The new marketplace in the former Pavillon de Commerce at ExpoCité is spacious, bright, airy and filled with fresh produce and delicacies of all sorts.

Tour Old Quebec by lantern light

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Imagine yourself as an Irish immigrant who has just landed in Quebec City in the summer of 1847 after a two-month ocean crossing. After clearing immigration and being disinfected on Grosse Île, somehow you have become part of a group of fellow countrymen who find themselves on Durham Terrace (today called Dufferin Terrace). You have, in fact, no business being there.

Woodstock at 50: Still trying to get back to the garden

None of us had enough “bread” to cover the cost and few of us were old enough to drive even if the “old man” would lend us his “wheels.” So, not for lack of want, but for want of material things was our gang of hippie wannabes unable to “get ourselves back to the garden” in upstate New York to set our souls free, or simply dance stoned in the mud in 1969.

Quebec City welcomes Royalty

FROM THE ARCHIVES

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In August of 1919, Quebec City was enthralled by the visit of the 20-year-old Prince of Wales, who would later become King Edward VIII. The Quebec Chronicle provided extensive coverage of the royal visit and also reminded its readers of the time when two other princes had been fêted in the Ancient Capital.

Prince William Henry, afterwards King William IV
Quebec, Aug. 16, 1787

The story behind Rue De Buade

STREET VIEWS

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Rue De Buade is named in honour of Louis de Buade, better known as the Comte de Frontenac et de Palluau (1622-1698), who was governor general of New France from 1672 to 1682, then again from 1689 to 1698. His godfather was none other than King Louis XIII.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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August 13, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette
Found adrift yesterday by Mr. Pierre Dugal, of the parish of St. Michel, and now in his possession, a raft of oak and pine timber, about 56 pieces, marks W. & M. Also a raft of firewood about 9 cords. The owner may have them by applying to the undersigned, in paying expenses, and if not claimed within six months, will be sold according to the Law.

Benin’s hidden treasures

POSTCARDS FROM AFRICA

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

My mother and I are two of about a half-dozen guests staying in a hulking, six-storey, past-its-prime hotel in Cotonou, Benin.

Whatever your taste, there’s a beer for that

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Photo: Lise Lafond

When it’s hot outside, there’s nothing more refreshing than a nice cold beer ... especially a locally brewed one.

The first edition of Témis en Bière was held on Aug. 2 and 3 in the Parc Clair Soleil at Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, located about 60 km east of Rivière-du-Loup on the Trans-Canada Highway.

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