August 10 2016 Edition

Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France end on a high note

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Blessed with a week of warm summer sunshine, the Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France celebrated their 20th edition in Quebec City. From August 3 to 7, Artillery Park on Rue McMahon at the foot of Rue d’Auteuil was transformed into the the festival’s party headquarters. 

Retirement . . . it was nice while it lasted!


Well, that has to be the shortest “retirement” in history! 

Yes, I’m temporarily back in the saddle (or office chair) again as the QCT’s assignment editor and copy editor. 

Quebec City’s staircases, step by step

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The upper town of Quebec City is surrounded by slate cliffs on the north, east and south sides. These imposing stone walls make it difficult to reach the Plains of Abraham, Rue Saint-Jean or Place d’Armes from the lower town. 

OHIXIHO: A Biography of Charles Clark Fraser

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Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France end on a high note


Les Compagnons de la Nouvelle-France historical re-enactment group fired their rifles along the way. 

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Côte du Palais

Photo: Bill Cox

Letter to the Editor: Re -Camp Oolahwan

Wow!!  The article on the YWCA Camp Oolahwan centennial [in the July 13 edition] caught my eye!!  Would you believe I have a photo of Marilyn Muir and myself standing in front of a very similar tent as in the photo 68 YEARS AGO? I am sending it to the Facebook page.  

Mountain bikers gear up for Olympics at Vélirium

Photo: André-Olivier Lyra

It was a perfect stunner of a summer weekend at Mont-Sainte-Anne for the 14th edition of Vélirium, the resort’s premier summer sporting event, which combines the UCI downhill and cross-country mountain biking world cup with amateur and family-friendly races and events.

Letter to the Editor: Re - Starmania

You may be interested to know that famed songwriter Tim Rice bought the rights to Starmania to produce an English version, which was named Tycoon. The soundtrack featured the best of the English world.            

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