July 25 2018 Edition

U.S. Consulate Independence Day party makes a game of shared history​

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Photo: courtesy of Faten Abdallah
The annual Independence Day reception hosted by the United States Consul General in Quebec City was almost two weeks late this year. It’s not unusual for the consulate to host the July 4 event on another date, but this year the diplomatic mission had a solid excuse. 

Lost in translation in Helsinki

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Photo: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead

The summit meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on July 16 generated a tremendous amount of turmoil and anger towards the president of the United States.

Hard for women to crack the concrete ceiling in construction

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Some 150,000 construction workers downed tools last week and dispersed to various destinations, the beaches of Maine being a popular choice. It’s a phenomenon unique to Quebec since 1970, this two-week statutory construction holiday. Another phenomenon, or perhaps simply stark reality, is that very few of the holidaying construction workers enjoying a much-deserved break will be women.

Memorials and Things of Fame

Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain
July 25, 1868 - The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue Audubon

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain
This street in Beauport is named in honour of John James Audubon, an American ornithologist, naturalist and painter. He was noted for his extensive studies documenting all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. He was born in 1785 in Haiti to French parents and died Jan. 27, 1851 in New York. 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:

Tea Time at the Morrin Centre is steeped in history

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Photo: Lorie Pierce
There’s something enchanting about sitting in the Morrin Centre library sipping tea, watching warm summer light stream through the windows, surrounded by books and steeped in history. This is Tea Time, and the Morrin Centre pulls out all the stops to make it an enjoyable party.

Oboist Emma Ahern delights residents at Saint Brigid’s Home

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A group of residents attended a lovely summer concert in the Kildare Lounge of Saint Brigid’s Home on July 19. This was the third year that talented young oboist Emma Ahern has performed at the home; this time she was accompanied by pianist Kasia Borkowska.

Travels through the Townships

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Want to get away for a few days and enjoy the countryside? Why not hit the road and head east, to the Eastern Townships, that is. 

Business is booming at Beauport Beach

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Photo: Peter Black

This summer’s record-breaking temperatures are breaking attendance records at Quebec City’s only beach on the St. Lawrence River, at la Baie de Beauport. The beach area has been open as a popular picnic and waterside playground since 2008, but swimming has only been allowed since 2016.

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