August 12 2015 Edition

Farmers’ market cultivating Limoilou and lemonade lovers

Farmers and local business people gathered on 3e Avenue in Limoilou to peddle their wares at the second annual public market. The outdoor market, held in a blocked-off section between 8th and 9th streets, runs every Sunday from August 2 to September 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Outdoor yoga, etcetera, at the Lévis jazz festival

Photo: Danielle Burns

Mary Marjorie WOODS (née Gibaut) 1928-2015


Jones obit.jpg

Mervin Jones passed away at the age of 92, with his daughter and three sons at his side, at the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre in Ottawa. Beloved husband of the late Bridget Howes and dear father of Stanley (Louise Dorval), David (Johanne Fournier), Kathleen (Terry Kack), and Philip (Virginia Graham).

Gourmet corn-on-the-cob party in Neuville

Photo: Philippa Jabouin

The town of Neuville, some 30 kms west of Quebec City, will hold its fourth annual Fêtes gourmandes Desjardins from August 20 to 23. The gourmet fair celebrates the famous Neuville corn, agri-business exhibitors, craftspeople and artists of the region. 

Countdown begins for the Centre Vidéotron opening

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Less than a month to go! From September 3 to 7, the people of Quebec City are invited to come to the Centre Vidéotron for a free, two-and-a-half-hour guided tour. Come and discover the grand entry hall and Le grand bleu du Nord, the work of art covering one immense wall, and learn all about the architectural features of this impressive new building. 

Saint-Joseph-du-Lac Chapel altar restored

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On August 7, the people of Fossambault-sur-le-Lac celebrated the return of the restored altar of the historic Saint-Joseph-du-Lac Chapel. Residents, families and friends turned out to congratulate master cabinet-maker Claude Lépine for his delicate and detailed work. 

Calèche horse slips, tour cancelled

Photo: Calèches Québec Facebook page

Sammy, an 18-year old mare who has been pulling carriages around Quebec City for the past two years, slipped and dropped to her knees while departing from the Rue du Trésor boarding station on Thursday evening, August 6. 

There’s Hope for wildlife in Nova Scotia

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

And her name is Hope Swinimer.

In 1997, Swinimer founded the Hope for Wildlife Society, whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured and orphaned wildlife. It also connects people with wildlife in a positive way at their on-site education centre.

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