August 21 2013 Edition

When temperatures rise: how to beat the heat

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Although this summer's temperatures have not been blistering, there is warm weather forecast for the near future. When the mercury rises and stays high for several days, heat builds up, especially in cities where there is a lot of concrete and pavement.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle
The Superintendent of Fisheries, on complaint of Mr. Boswell, convicted Ellie Dubuc, an old offender, of "spearing" or "gigging" salmon in the Jacques-Cartier River.

QCT Mystery Photo Contest August 21

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Danielle Burns, Bethann Merkle and Shirley Nadeau have been scouting out people, places and objects around the city for you to try and identify over the summer months. Every week, we'll print a mystery photo and your mission is to tell us the location and answer the questions about the photo.

Celebrating our heritage at the Celtic Festival

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Photo: Photo courtesy of Quebec Celtic Festival

Quebec City's Celtic Festival is back again for its eighth edition. Festivities will take place from August 29 to September 8 on the Chaussée des Écossais site at the Morrin Centre and at various pubs and bistros around Quebec.

One need not look far in Quebec to find someone with Celtic roots.

Poodles on parade

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Photo: Photo by Jeanne Morin

Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré: where miracles take place!

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Photo: Juanita Craig

Situated merely 35 kilometers northeast of Quebec City, along the Saint Lawrence River, sits the town Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. Therein lies the Shrine or Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, which has been a major Roman Catholic pilgrimage site for the past 350 years. The renowned location, dedicated to Jesus' grandmother Saint Anne, is visited by over a million people every year.

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