August 5 2020 Edition

Bridge and pavilion in the works for Pointe-aux-Lièvres

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

The final pieces in the complete redevelopment of the Pointe-aux-Lièvres ecodistrict in central Quebec City are now under construction. Work began recently on a new bike and pedestrian bridge across the St. Charles River and a reception pavilion, which will replace the trailers currently being used in the large greenspace.

Nature saves the best for last in Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly

Photo by Cassandra Kerwin

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Sunsets are spectacular over the majestic St. Lawrence River. This photo was taken from Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly in late June.

Court test of comedy freedom is no laughing matter

Comedian George Carlin, children of the ’60s will recall, earned a certain notoriety for his “seven words you can’t say on television” routine. We won’t list the words here, nor Lenny Bruce’s extended nine-word list.

Taking a trip down memory lane to Camp Killarney

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Photo: W.B. Edwards courtesy of M. Edwards

For many a young lad from St. Patrick’s or St. Vincent School, the highlight of summer in the 1960s and 1970s was a two- or four-week stay at Camp Killarney in Saint-Ferréol-Les-Neiges.

Morrin Centre presents a digital Arts Alive! program

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This year, for its sixth annual Arts Alive Québec festival, the Morrin Centre will be presenting a special online edition called Streaming Sound Waves. You are invited to watch performances on the Morrin Centre’s Youtube channel on Aug. 20, 21, 22 and 23 starting at 7 p.m.

The story behind Boulevard Henri-Bourassa

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This wide boulevard is named in honour of Henri Bourassa (1868-1952), a politician and newspaper publisher. In 1896, he was elected to the House of Commons as an independent Liberal for Labelle.

Have we changed the world, or has the world changed us?

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Canadian multidisciplinary artist Marcel Gagnon is the creator of a large-scale art project called Le Grand Rassemblement (The Grand Gathering), which consists of over 80 human-like sculptures that seem to be rising from the St. Lawrence River at low tide in Sainte-Flavie (on Highway 132, near Mont-Joli), where his art centre is located.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

August 3, 1820 – The Quebec Gazette
New Bridge

Rediscover Quebec City with a guided tour

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

In any other year, tour guide Claude Beauchamp wouldn’t think of going on vacation in July. For Beauchamp and his fellow guides, the summer months usually mean an endless flow of cruise ships and tour groups. But guiding, like so many other industries, has been turned upside down by the pandemic, and for months, tourists in Vieux-Québec have been conspicuous by their absence.

Picasso will be at the MNBAQ in 2021

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

The summer of 2021 will offer an exhibition of Pablo Picasso in Quebec City. While the world has been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ) has partnered with the Musée national de Picasso-Paris to select 77 pieces representing the diversity of the human body by the genius of modern art.

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