July 20 2016 Edition

Vigil held at French Consulate in Quebec City

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A solemn vigil was held in front of the French Consulate on Grande Allée in Quebec City on Saturday, July 16, in memory of those who were killed in the deadly terror attack in Nice on the evening of July 14.

Sheryl Crow brings country sunshine to the Bell Stage

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

On the evening of July 12, fans swarmed onto the Plains of Abraham wearing plaid shirts, country dresses, cowboy boots and hats. They were pumped and ready for country music, a part of the Festival d’Été de Québec that is growing in popularity. Award-winning American singer, songwriter and actress Sheryl Crow opened the show for Brad Paisley.

Midi en musique at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Bass-baritone Douglas Renfroe presented a selection of songs by Wagner, Gounod, Gilbert and Sullivan, Britten, Wolf, Schubert and Schumann at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity last Thursday afternoon, for the second of the Midi en musique summer concert series. 

Resident yogi invites English speakers to Yogathon

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Photo: Shan Rampersaud

You may have seen her around town, flashing her contagious smile at English-language events, but for those who haven’t had the pleasure of meeting her, our resident English-speaking yogi is Shan Rampersaud. 

Flo Rida keeps spirits flowing at FEQ

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

A new Biblothèque de la Rue on de Maisonneuve

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

This free, streetside lending library idea seems really to be catching on. A Bibliothèque de la Rue popped up last week near St. Patrick’s High School in Quebec City. Take a book and/or leave a book. That’s all you have to do! You can read more about it at www.facebook.com/BibliothequeDeLaRue 

OBITUARY: Hilary Colbert KACK

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OBITUARY: Gertrude Dollard LA HAYE

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People helping people in the Mediterranean

Photo: SOS Meditérranée website

Ruby Pratka is a former Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph journalist, currently working as the communications officer aboard MS Aquarius for SOS Méditerranée, a Franco-German charity assisting migrants in the Mediterranean. This is her story: 

New sculpture honours Sainte-Foy founding families

Photo: Sarah Barclay
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