August 31 2016 Edition

100th anniversary of Gare du Palais

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Rummaging through the Monastère des Augustines

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Photo: Rachel Collet

Anyone wanting to own a piece of history lined up at the Monastère des Augustines to peruse the objects in the monastery’s first official odds-and-ends sale at the national historic site in Old Quebec City. 

Working on the railways

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Photo: Peter Black

Officials gathered last week at the VIA Rail station in Old Quebec to mark the centennial of the ribbon-snip for the brand-new Gare du Palais train station.

Jack Tewksbury: from the QCT to the Golden Globe Awards!

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Photo: Jack Tewksbury

This unusual story all started with an email enquiry from a reporter with the Los Angeles Times, who wrote, “Jack Tewksbury is a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), and I believe his claimed association with your paper is why he got to become a member of the association. So I am just trying to prove he wrote for you.”  

Memorials and Things of Fame

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QAC auditioning for A Streetcar Named Desire

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Photo: Normand Brassard

Having produced several light-hearted plays, the Quebec Art Company (QAC) is turning to a more serious drama for its fall production, Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. 

Film Festival coming to Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

New cinema venues in Québec? Have you been to an outdoor cinema to see a movie lately, or the Palais Montcalm, or the new Pierre Lassonde Pavilion at the Musée Nationale des Beaux Arts (MNBAQ)? 

The story behind Rue Picasso

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Photo: Bill Cox

This street in the Saint-Émile district of Quebec City is named in honour of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. 

Before I go, I want to know . . .

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Why is there still no cure for cancer?

Cross-Canada official languages consultations 2016

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

In June 2016, the Department of Canadian Heritage launched public consultations to develop a new, multi-year action plan for official languages in Canada. And you can have your say! 

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