July 28 2010 Edition

Summer heat is tough on calèche horses


Québec City’s famous calèche horse rides through Old Québec


Parks Canda Events this Weekend - July 24 and 25

- Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site, 175 De l'Espinay Street, Quebec:

Saturday and Sunday, July 24 - 25, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Parcs en Art: Meetings with artists and crafters (painting, jewellery, silkscreen print, glass art, weaving, stained glass, ecological production, poetry, felt). Free. Will be cancelled in the event of rain.

Québec shoppers loyal to established stores

Despite the fact that discount retailers are attracting more customers, more often, in all regions of Canada, shoppers in Québec profess the most loyalty to established stores such as IGA, Jean Coutu, Sears and Canadian Tire, suggesting that deep discounts are not the only way to Quebecers' hearts and wallets.

Another cross country ride for Down Syndrome

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This is the summer for cross-country bikers for worthy causes, hardy individuals taking their two-wheelers on the road to raise money and awareness of one difficult malady or another.

Memorials and Things of Fame for July 28, 2010

The Morning Chronicle

Quakes a common occurrence along St. Lawrence

Earthquakes like the one that registered 4.1 on the Richter scale last Friday are more common than most people would think.

"There are on average eight earthquakes per year," Natural Resources Canada seismologist Janet Drysdale said. "Most of them are small, registering between two and four."

A family reunion with Shannon roots

Their family reunion was held in Ontario this month, but the Maher clan actually has some pretty deep Québec roots.

"It was my idea to organize the last one 11 years ago," said Peter Maher, who lives in Ottawa. "It was something I felt I really had to do."

War and Peace: You can’t have the other without the one

I was home alone today, mulling over the state of the world, when it dawned on me just how interconnected are war and peace.

Our planet has been developed, and continues to be developed, be a series of what we call "core-periphery" relationships. Some people call it "Imperialism," others "Heartland Hinterland" development.

Festibière heads downtown in August

Alex Caron has been trying for several years to stage a festival featuring micro-brewed beer in the city, but with all the celebrations - the 400th anniversary in 2008, the Cirque du Soleil and other events - he found space and logistics at a premium.

Next month, his dream will come true.

Summer Notes

Prepared And Compiled By Shirley Nadeau                           
All of the following events are free and, for the most part, outdoors. The Cinema Under the Stars  movies are cancelled in case of rain. Movie times vary as the sun goes down a bit earlier each week. As soon as it is dark enough, the movies start. Bring your own folding chair.

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