September 28 2016 Edition

Spanish galleon visits Quebec City to promote 2017 Rendez-vous Naval

Photo: Peter Black

Over the centuries, all manner of watercraft have navigated their way up the treacherous St. Lawrence River, from Viking longships to Basque whalers to Nazi U-boats, but rare has been the visit of a genuine Spanish galleon - or at least the replica of one.

Sod-turning ceremony for DDO School extension

Photo: Bill Cox

Last Friday’s grey, wet morning in Shannon did not keep dignitaries and guests away from the sod-turning ceremony for the extension to Dollard-des-Ormeaux School. Enthusiastic guests plodded through mud and sand to the construction site.

QCGN’s Goldbloom awards recognize exceptional community leaders

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue de la Place-Philippe

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Photo: Bill Cox

Valcartier celebrating 200 years since The Settlement began!

From October 7 to 9, we will be celebrating Settlement Days at the Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Community Centre. 

Activities are planned for all ages. Here are some highlights: 

Previously unseen works by Québécoise artist Marcelle Ferron

Photo: Rachel Collet

Thirty paintings by Marcelle Ferron (1923-2001) are currently on display and for sale at Galerie Michel Guimont at 273 Rue Saint-Paul until October 19, 2016. It is well worth the visit to Lower Town to see them. 

Aqua Confort Animal Inc. makes a big splash

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Photo: Rachel Collet

They may be the new kids on the block, but their audience is growing bigger by the day. Sisters Annie and Caroline Côté have just opened a new pet supply store for cats and dogs called Aqua Confort Animal Inc., but what they are bringing to the table is something bigger – a swimming pool.  

Last day of the Limoilou street market

Photo: Rachel Collet

The white tents of the Limoilou street market lining 3ième Avenue at the corner of 9ième Rue are filled with local vendors selling everything from fruits and vegetables to meats and eggs, honey and jams on Saturday, September 17.   

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