June 22 2016 Edition

A Viking dragon ship arrives in Quebec’s Old Port

Photo: Rachel Collet

The Draken Harald Hårfagre, a massive 35-metre replica of a Viking longship shaped like a dragon, sailed into the Port of Quebec on June 14 and remained there until Friday, June 17. 

Action and reaction to Quebec City’s pit bull ban

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Photo: animel-information.blogspot.com

Sugar Sammy delights at ComediHa!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Quebec City’s ComediHa! festival has been keeping folks happy for the past week. On Saturday evening, clean-cut and smooth-talking stand-up comic Sugar Sammy gave a great show in French under the stars at the Parc de la Francophonie entitled.... The Sky is no Limit. 

The story behind Avenue Murray

Photo: Bill Cox

Avenue Murray, located in the elegant Montcalm district of Quebec City, was named in honour of British Army officer James Murray, who fought beside General James Wolfe at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759. 

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

Rest in Peace, Monsieur le Maire

Gilles Lamontagne, 1919-2016


Spectators on both sides of the St. Lawrence enjoy air show

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On June 15, crowds gathered along both sides of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec and Lévis. Some were in boats on the river, anxiously waiting to see an aerial display by Griffon helicopters, a CF-18 Hornet and the famed Snowbirds, in the second edition of the Spectacle Aérien Deux Rives. 

Lifelong Learners visit Mount Hermon Cemetery

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity begins seventh Midi en Musique series

July marks the start of the seventh Midi en Musique series at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Old Quebec with four very special concerts. 

100 years of film music dedicated to 100-year-old Gaston Picard

Photo: Eric Fortin

The Harmonie de Loretteville orchestra gave a special performance at the Salle Dina-Bélanger on June 4 in honour of a long-time member and former director, Gaston Picard. 

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