july 10 2013 Edition

Tragedy strikes in Lac-Mégantic

Photo: Alain Dodier

I couldn't believe what I was seeing on the television news broadcasts about the train accident in downtown Lac-Mégantic. A runaway train derailed with tank cars spewing burning crude oil after midnight on July 6.

Six loud explosions were reported as the tankers ignited into a huge ball of fire, with black smoke billowing up into the night sky.

Belle & Sebastian open Festival d’Été

Photo: Juanita Craig

Fearing they had brought with them the "Scottish curse," Belle & Sebastian were pleased to find fans enjoying themselves at their concert on Thursday night despite the constant downpour of rain.

Fire evacuees from Eastmain go home

Photo: Danielle Burns

Christ Church in Valcartier celebrating 150 years on August 3

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Photo: CCV website

Our little stone church is 150 years old this year and we are marking the anniversary with a very special service in the church on Saturday, August 3, at 3:00 p.m, led by the Very Reverend Christian Schreiner, Dean of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and Rector of Quebec.

Student exhibits at the Discovery Pavilion

Photo: Juanita Craig

The National Battlefields Commission invites the public to two new exhibitions at the Discovery Pavillion of the Plains of Abraham: Student Masterworks and Martello Tower 4 - a look through the eyes of tomorrow's architects.

Food and lifestyle choices – meatless Mondays

Photo: Juanita Craig

Our mothers always told us to eat our vegetables. And nowadays, whether you're making a lifestyle change or taking a stand for the planet, there are many options you can consider that will make it easy and healthful to follow that sage advice.

Quebec City celebrates 405th birthday

Photo: Juanita Craig

On Wednesday, July 3, the Ville de Québec celebrated the 405th anniversary of its founding in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain.

Festivities started in the morning with a special mass at the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-Québec. The Honour Guard of the City Police then led distinguished guests to the Samuel de Champlain monument on Dufferin Terrace for a wreath-laying ceremony.

The Black Keys satisfy fans

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

On Saturday night, the fans' anticipation for The Black Keys was running high. The group was the main attraction at the Bell Stage on the Plains of Abraham.

Road trip: the Old Canada Road in Maine

Photo: Danielle Burns

Take Highway 73 south and in about 90 minutes you will cross the border into Vacationland, the slogan displayed on Maine's licence plates. Continue south for approximately 4.5 hours to Mount Desert Island, the largest island off the coast of Maine.

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