June 25 2014 Edition

Commentary: 250 and beyond

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph is officially 250 years old! You've been hearing about the anniversary for months now, and last week was no exception. Just for fun, we've collected some of our favourite images from the anniversary week.

A basketful of not-so-secret edible gardens

Photo: Photo by Bethann G. Merkle

When you think of Quebec City, you probably think of great cheese, striking architecture, and the St. Lawrence River. But how often do you think of gardens?

Indeed, Quebec City was a "garden city" not so long ago, and several public gardens in the area offer a glimpse into the past as well as great ideas for how local gardeners can help "green" the city.

Three parties in one on Rue Saint-Jean gives something for everyone

Photo: Photo by Ruby Pratka

From world beat music to the World Cup, craft beer to arts and crafts, there was something for everyone along Rue Saint-Jean this weekend. Three events - Faubourg en fête, Fête de la Musique and the last weekend of the Festival Grand Rire - coincided, turning the street into a giant pedestrian block party from Rue Turnbull to the Côte du Palais.

A new exhibit at Holy Trinity: The King’s Gift

The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, nestled in the heart of Old Quebec, has developed a project aimed at increasing its visibility in Quebec City's tourism circuit with the creation of a museum-style exhibit, segmented guided tours, the "greening" of its close and more.

New business course at Champlain–St. Lawrence in September

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Photo: Photo by Mira Doheny

Champlain-St. Lawrence recently announced its newest program - International Trade for Business, leading to an Attestation of College Studies through continuing education. Campus director Jean Robert and the new director of Business Services and Continuing Education at St. Lawrence campus, Pierre Harvey, provided details on the program to the QCT.

Quebec International Sacred Music Festival announces fall program

Photo: Photo by Ruby Pratka

Daniel Taylor's voice soared above the pews of Église Saint-Roch, in a haunting a cappella rendition of a 500-year-old English Christmas carol.

The bells of Paradise I heard them ring ... and I love my lord Jesus above anything ...

Meet the QCT’s newest journalist, Kasia Borkowska


Kasia Borkowska is a writer, pianist, music historian, and teacher. She was born in Poland and emigrated to Canada at age 16. It was here that she learned English and spent time among Egyptian immigrants, studying their history, language and culture. She holds a B.A.

Hot town, summer in the city!

Now that the longest day of the year - June 21st - has passed, summer truly has begun in Quebec City.

La fête de Saint-Jean-Baptiste, the patron saint of Quebec after whom the province's holiday is named, took place on the evening on Monday, June 23, with a show on the big stage on the Plains of Abraham.

QALL seeking board members

The Quebec Association for Lifelong Learning (QALL) was established in 1981 to provide leadership in matters pertaining to lifelong learning. It is a collective voice that promotes learning opportunities for adults who pursue the acquisition of new knowledge, aptitudes, and skills primarily in the English language.

Canada Post commemorates the Empress of Ireland

Photo: Image provided by Canada Post

Pointe-au-Père, Rimouski (Quebec) - Canada Post issued two stamps on May 29, 2014, to mark the centennial of the sinking of RMS Empress of Ireland on May 29, 1914, in the St. Lawrence River, near Rimouski, Quebec.

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