August 28 2019 Edition

Alex and Pierre Harvey trade skis for mountain bikes

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

From Aug. 20 to Sept. 1, the ski resort on Mont Sainte-Anne was transformed into mountain-bike heaven, with international, national and local elite and amateur athletes taking on the bumpy course. On the opening weekend, mountain bikers attacked the legendary track for the 17th Velirium and the 27th UCI Masters World Championships.

La Grande Foire de Québec signals the end of summer

Photo by Jay Ouellet

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The Grande Foire de Québec at ExpoCité was packed on a mild August evening. The 35 rides and other entertainment kept kids and adults busy and amused over the four days of the fair, Aug. 21 to 25.

The mighty (annoying) mosquito has shaped history

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Said a friend as we observed hundreds of bloodthirsty mosquitoes pressing themselves against the screen on the porch of his country house: “Looks like the night of the living dead.” What’s worse, this entomological horror show was last week, mid-August, when well-behaved mosquitoes should have had the decency to die off weeks ago.

Money from feds puts tramway project on track

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Photo: Ville de Québec

The cheque is not just in the mail, it’s in the bank.” So said Infrastructure and Communities Minister François-Philippe Champagne at the official ceremony Aug. 19 to confirm the federal government’s contribution of up to $1.2 billion towards Quebec City’s new public transit network, which features a tramway system.

St. Lawrence unveils new logo and school colours

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Photo: CEGEP Champlain – St. Lawrence

It was with great pride that CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence recently unveiled its new visual signature to employees and students. With the transformation of the structure of Champlain Regional College, the new logo marks the start of a new chapter in the history of St. Lawrence.

The story behind Rue De Mareuil

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

This street is named in honour of Jacques de Mareuil, a half-pay lieutenant of a detachment of colonial regular troops, who was also an amateur actor. Travelling in New France from the spring of 1693 to autumn 1694, he owes his fame to the scandal he caused during his brief stay in Quebec City.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

August 29, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette
Fire in the Woods

Rhythm and taste buds satisfied in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Rythmes et Papilles celebrated everything that is great about summer on the Beaupré coast. For the second year, the community assembled in the park across from Basilica Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré for four evenings of family fun, live music and delicious meals from local food trucks.

Maguire en Fête: Gin and appetizers are on the menu

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Distilleries, restaurants and shops transformed a commercial street into a neighbourhood party. Aug. 24 was the day to celebrate Avenue Maguire.

Public pianos play in tune across Quebec

SAVING THE PLANET ONE WEEK AT A TIME

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Photo: Lise Lafond

On Aug. 22, at 12:30 p.m. for the sixth edition of “Pianos publics au diapason” (public pianos in tune), pianists in various regions across the province performed “Le Petit Roi” simultaneously. This melody was chosen for the event to mark the 85th birthday of singer-songwriter Jean-Pierre Ferland.

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