July 24 2019 Edition

Back Alley Jazz & Gin served up at Palais Montcalm

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Photo: Michael Fournier

The Back Alley jazz band made its debut at the Salle d’Youville of the Palais Montcalm on July 18. Singers Vanessa Bergeron and Zita Bombardier-Touret, accompanied by Félix Dubé (piano), Olivier Garand (bass), Raphaël Dubois (trumpet) and Gaétan Paquette (drums), gave a sizzling concert.

A summer hummer

Photo by Lise Lafond

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On a very hot Quebec day, as I stood under the burning sun in a field of milkweed, surrounded by bees and wasps, my camera was steaming. All this discomfort just to get a photo of my favourite insect, the hummingbird moth. I didn’t really mind, it was such a rare treat to see this special little insect, there to sip nectar from one of its favourite flowers.

Morrin Centre’s Arts Alive! festival sprouts an enchanted garden

The Morrin Centre invites you to discover exciting, new activities during its fifth annual Arts Alive! Québec festival. On Aug. 2 and 3, Quebec City’s English-language cultural hub will host several performances, concerts, and workshops, proudly featuring Quebec City-based artists. This year’s programming explores nature and dreams with events on the theme: “The Garden of Live Flowers.”

The Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts releases its report to federal ministers

On July 18, the Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts unveiled its final report submitted to the Government of Canada to assist with the equitable and effective implementation of tax measures in support of Canadian journalism, as outlined in the 2019 federal budget.

To meat and beyond: the future of eating animals

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Photo: Peter Black

Margaret Atwood has famously claimed that everything in her speculative fiction novels is happening now, or is possible.

Which brings us to the future of meat. Is Atwood’s depiction in her novel Oryx and Crake a taste of what will be on your plate in the coming years?:

MNO is now EPIQ: time has come for a name change

A dozen years ago, English-speaking moms met at what was then known as Holland Centre and asked for help organizing fun activities that would get them out of the house to meet other English-speaking mothers with young children. Their request gave birth to Moms’ Nite-out, or MNO for short.

The story behind Rue Dalhousie

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

This street is named in honour of George Ramsay (1770-1838), the ninth Earl of Dalhousie, who was governor general of British North America from 1820 to 1828. Unable to put an end to the rivalry between the Executive Council and the Legislative Assembly, he was recalled to London in 1828.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

July 24, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

Forged Bank Notes
Within these few days several strangers have been taken into custody, charged with circulating forged bank notes and counterfeit gold coin. The measures lately taken by the Police, it is hoped, will lead to the detection of others who may be concerned in a species of fraud, witherto little known in this community.

Enjoying a musical weekend at the Domaine Forget

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A little getaway to the country led to the discovery of the amazing Emerson String Quartet performing at the Domaine Forget in Saint-Irénée on July 19.

Retired bishop of Quebec to run for the Green Party

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Photo: Photo: Cynthia Dow

Dennis Drainville, who retired as bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Quebec in 2017, announced June 5 he would be running for the Greens in the riding of Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, which covers part of the Gaspé Peninsula and the Magdalen Islands.

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