August 23 2017 Edition

Anti-racism rally derailed by militants

Photo: Ruby Pratka
It started out innocently enough. Several hundred anti-racism protesters gathered Sunday afternoon at Place d’Youville. A band played, parents pushed children in strollers and participants brandished signs with messages like “No to Hate,” “Don’t Get Trumped” and “Ouverture” (“Openness”).

VENDU! Maison Krieghoff has been sold

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The charming little house on Grande Allée at the top of Avenue Cartier sprouted a “sold” sign on its front lawn last week.

Lovingly restored and lived in by Esther Harrison for the past 20 years, the house has been purchased by another lady who lives in the neighbourhood and who, like Harrison, fell in love with the house at first sight.

Stunning solar eclipse darkens skies across North America

Photo: Lise Lafond

All around North America, during the afternoon of August 21, eyes were fixed firmly to the sky in anticipation of the solar eclipse.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
In the Court yesterday, a strong minded woman of a determined countenance was brought up on a charge of being drunk and screaming at four o’clock in the morning in little St. Joseph street.

Residential schools only part of Langevin’s legacy

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Photo: Photo from Wikimedia Commons

We’re not sure if Sir Hector-Louis Langevin had much of a sense of humour or irony, but chances are the context for his current infamy would have at least puzzled him.

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Avenue Watt

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Avenue Watt is named in honour of Scottish engineer James Watt (1736-1819). In 1763, James Watt was working as instrument maker at the University of Glasgow when he was assigned the job of repairing a Newcomen steam engine and noted how inefficient it was. In 1765, Watt conceived the idea of equipping the engine with a separate condensation chamber.

MondoKarnaval celebrates French-speaking cultures

The fourth annual MondoKarnaval will take place from September 2-4. Everyone is invited to celebrate together the diversity of the French-speaking cultures of the world under the theme “Vibrating to the Rhythms of the Francophonie from around the World.”

Celebrating one’s Celtitude at the Festival Celtique de Québec

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Photo: Juanita Craig
Quebec’s heritage has been shaped by immigrants with Celtic heritage. In fact, many Quebecers with European ancestry share a Celtic connection, whether it be Irish, Scottish, Breton, Cornish, Welsh or Manx Gaelic. It only makes sense, therefore, to commemorate the Celtitude of many of this province’s forebears. 

Family Day at Baie de Beauport

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Photo: Juanita Craig

Financière Sun Life sponsored a free Family Day at the Baie de Beauport on August 20. The weather was perfect for a day at the “beach in the city” as hundreds of parents and children romped and took part in the many activities organized for them.

Hidden English history in Saguenay: Part 2 La Maison Price

Photo: Ruby Pratka
Everyone in Chicoutimi knows where the Maison Price is – and knows that if sweaty, lost backpackers show up on their street, they’re probably looking for the distinctive youth hostel with its wide veranda and bright red shutters.
The hostel, which opened in 2010, is a remnant of a largely forgotten time in the history of Saguenay, when the region’s Anglophone co
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