July 19 2017 Edition

Sister Louise Godin celebrates her 100th birthday!

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Sister Louise Godin, an Ursuline nun who lives in the convent in Old Quebec City, celebrated her 100th birthday on July 13, 2017, surrounded by her fellow sisters and staff.

Discover yourself during Quebec’s Archeology Month

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Archaeology Month takes place every year during the month of August. From the 1st to the 31st, nearly 75 archeological and historic places in 15 regions throughout Quebec offer activities for all, made to measure to attract both novices and enthusiasts, young and old.

Traffic restrictions in the Old Port during Rendez-vous 2017

From July 18 to July 23, Quebec City will host Rendez-vous 2017 (RDV2017), a unique large-scale event during which more than 40 tall ships from around the world converge on the capital.

Emerald Ash Borers on the march

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Photo: Wikimedia Common Domain

The City of Quebec recently announced that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in its territory.

The insect was discovered through an early detection program in an ash tree in the Montcalm district.

Blame it on the cormorant...

Finding reasons to “like” these birds

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Sitting by the lake in Sainte-Catherine de la Jacques-Cartier, I observed a strange large dark-brown bird that was trying to pass incognito, by blending in with a flock of mallard ducks. I wasn’t sure, but as soon as its posture changed, I knew that it was a cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus).

August musical happenings at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The final four Midi en Musique concerts at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity for the month of August will include a variety of musical styles not previously presented.

Nine new Passages Insolites to discover in Quebec City

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

Have you discovered these unusual passages yet? Starting at the Gare du Palais (VIA Rail station), take a walk along the streets of the Lower Town to Place Royale through the Petit-Champlain area.

There you will find nine new works of public art called Passages Insolites (unusual passages) that were inaugurated on June 29 and will be in place until October 15, 2017.

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