June 26 2013 Edition

News Digest June 26, 2013

 

Canada Day celebrations planned for Quebec City

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Photo: Photo by the Fête du Canada à Québec committee

The organizers of the Canada Day celebrations in Quebec City recently unveiled their official program. "Viens faire la fête!" ("Come and celebrate!") festivities highlighting Canada's 146th birthday will take place on Monday, July 1.

National Aboriginal Day celebrates culture and traditions

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Photo: Danielle Burns

National Aboriginal day falls annually on June 21, which is generally the longest day of the year, the summer solstice. The Canadian government chose this particular day because, for generations, First Nations people have been celebrating their culture and traditions on or near this day.

Toxic dust: Quebec City residents holding their breath

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle

 

English-speaking community needs formal presence in provincial government

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) ended its annual meeting in Montreal on June 15 with a new Board of Directors, a renewed Strategic Plan and a consensus that Quebec's English-speaking community needs formal representation in the provincial government."We did not discuss what form that representation should take - perhaps a dedicated minister, a commissioner or an ombudsman

Discover the edible gardens of the National Assembly

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Photo: Photo courtesy of Les Urbainculteurs

78th Fraser Highlanders commemorate end of the Seven Years’ War

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Photo: Nadine MacLean

The Treaty of Paris that ended the Seven Years' War was signed on February 10, 1763. France then ceded to Great Britain the territories it held in Canada, including Cape Breton Island, Prince Edward Island, Acadia, Quebec, Ontario, the Great Lakes region and as far west as the Mississippi River.

Fourth of July celebrations aboard TS State of Maine

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

An invitation to board an American training ship visiting Quebec City is interesting ... but it's a pleasure to accept an invitation from David Jacobson, the United States Ambassador to Canada, Peter O'Donohue, the Consul General of the United States in Quebec City, and Dr. William J.

Cycling season in high gear in Quebec

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Photo: Gib McInnis

If you happened to be downtown Quebec City on Saturday morning, June 15, you couldn't help but notice some 3,000 cyclists navigating the streets. Participants in a new event called La Boucle joined the 1,000-km Grand défi Pierre-Lavoie for a 135-km closed circuit of the challenge from Quebec City to Lévis.

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