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The story behind Rue De Xi’an

Photo: Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)
Rue de Xi’an is named after the Chinese city that has been twinned with Quebec City since 1999. The capital of Shaanxi province in China, Xi’an is a sub-provincial city located in northwestern China. It is the oldest of the Four Great Ancient Capitals, having held the position under several of the most important dynasties in Chinese history.

PM Trudeau hosts town hall at Sainte-Foy high school

Photo: Peter Black

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hosted a round of 20 questions at a public meeting at École secondaire de Rochebelle in Sainte-Foy Thursday, and, except for a sole protester who was quickly hustled out, he had probably the easiest ride so far on his town hall tour. The event was the fourth stop in the prime minister’s cross-country string of open question-and-answer sessions.

Local storytellers reflect on mosque shooting

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Photo: Natalie Keller

One year since the shooting at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec left six people dead, the conversation about what this city wants to be in the future has only intensified.

Feeling insecure about Charlevoix summit

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The last time a divisive, globally loathed, intellectually dubious Republican president, elected with a minority of votes, came to this neck of the Quebec woods, it was, to use a polite f-word, a fiasco of epic proportions. That’s a fact, not an opinion.

Merci Maurice! Muslim groups thank former archbishop

Editors’ note: Former archbishop of Quebec Monsignor Maurice Couture died Jan. 19 at age 91. The QCT received this letter, cosigned by several area Muslim groups, thanking Mgr. Couture for his contribution to interfaith dialogue.

Memorials and Things of Fame

January 25, 1818 – The Morning Chronicle
The vessel Ewretta was reported arrived in London from Quebec, with a cargo of furs valued at £120,000.

Village Nordik welcomes ice fishers at the Bassin Louise

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

People of all ages can try ice fishing at the third annual Village Nordik du Port de Québec at the Bassin Louise.

Helping baby communicate - bridging the gap

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Photo: Mary McCown

I’m all done.” says your baby, but all you hear is “baaahh.” While you try to decipher this code, the situation deteriorates. “Aaghhhh! Wahhhh!” you hear, as you watch the almost-empty bowl of mashed carrots fly through the air and crash on the floor that you luckily haven’t had the chance to mop yet.

Great inaugural evening at the Ice Hotel in Valcartier

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Photo: Allison Kirkwood

Although the Ice Hotel in Valcartier has been open since mid-December, the official opening ceremony and party was held last Friday evening, Jan. 19. The event was well attended by an enthusiastic crowd.

Burns Night in Valcartier a tasty success

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Photo: Allison Kirkwood

Valcartier Elementary School hosted a Robbie Burns evening at the Community Centre on Saturday, Jan. 20. We were treated to great traditional music with James Allen and Martine Hébert, not to mention some of our favourite local musicians Wesley McCoubrey, Jimmy Kelly, Don Kack and Pierre-Antoine Landry.

Thank you for your generosity to the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Submitted by Rev. Katherine Burgess, Member of the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign organizing committee

Pick-a-Book reading adventures at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Have you ever wondered what snowmen really get up to at night? During the Pick-a-Book activity at the Morrin Centre on Jan. 20, the children found out with the winter-themed book Snowmen at Night, by Caralyn Buehner. This fictional adventure sees all the neighbourhood snowmen gathered at the nearby moonlit park, sipping “ice cold cocoa made by snowmen mothers.”

Looking at snow removal in Quebec City

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Photo: Mark Lindenberg

What has an annual budget of $43 million, includes 2,373 km of road and 1,248 km of sidewalk, and can involve 1,700 people and 1,300 vehicles, in a single operation?

Quebec City’s snow clearing and removal operations, say the city’s web pages devoted to the subject.

Winter Carnival candle campaign enters final stretch

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Since last November, the duchesses have been working hard to promote Winter Carnival. They completed the final stretch over the weekend of Jan. 20, as the campaign of the bougie (the iconic candle) came to an end on Sunday. All of their efforts and sales increased their odds at being crowned queen of the 64th Winter Carnival.

Fleurette REGALBUTO (née Lévesque)

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Anthony O’NEILL 1930-2018

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Anthony O’Neill died at Saint-Brigid’s Home on January 19, 2018, at the age of 87. He was the husband of the late Huguette Bouchard and the son of the late Hugh O’Neill and the late Mary McHale. He lived in Quebec City.

The family will receive condolences
on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
at the Maison Gomin
Services commémoratifs
2026, boul.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 10 a.m. – CHEP Videoconference: Dental Care and Oral Health. Poor dental health increases the risk of diabetes, oral cancer, and heart disease, influencing the quality of a person’s life.

What to expect at the 64th Winter Carnival

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Quebec City loves winter, cold and snow, and that’s never more true than during Carnival time. Besides the ever-present Bonhomme Carnaval, the premiere of BlackOut and the return of Phelipe Soldevila and his fellow artists at the Ice Palace, this year’s Winter Carnival has a lot to offer. A whopping 40 per cent of the program is new!

The voice of the Remparts travels … literally

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Photo: Luc Lang
On this very snowy night in Cape Breton, 20 players in red were getting warmed up for a regular season game in the Quebec Junior Major Hockey League, in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Steven Cox has best result at Red Bull Crashed Ice event

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Photo: courtesy of Balazs Gardi//Red Bull Content Pool

Quebec City’s ice cross downhill skater, Steven Cox, had the best weekend of his short career last weekend in St. Paul, Minnesota, site of the first Red Bull Crashed Ice event of the season.

High school basketball action

The Quebec High School Blazers senior boys have an important game on Jan. 25.

The Blazers (6-1) face the undefeated Carcajous from the Séminaire des Pères-Maristes (5-0). Tip-off is at 8:15 p.m. The Carcajous have two more games to play than QHS.

Bonhomme Carnaval’s Ice Palace soon ready to take flight

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Visitors will have a lot to look forward to when the 2018 Quebec City Winter Carnival opens on Jan. 26. Graffiti artists, led by local artist Phelipe Soldevila, are returning to paint works of art on site at the Ice Palace during the day.

Candles for sale! 60th Winter Carnival Candle Campaign underway

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The seven Duchesses of the 64th Winter Carnival have been in full campaign mode. For the past few weeks, they have sold a record number of candles, even before the campaign’s official launch on Jan. 12.

Olympic hockey now a long way from amateur

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The French, comme d’habitude, have le mot juste to describe something. The case at hand is the word “amateur.”

For those born with an anglo tongue, “amateur” means many things, from the affirmative (“She’s an amateur historian,”) to the less flattering, often referring to one with dubious claims to professional competence (“What an amateur!”).

Secrets of the 1943 Quebec Conference leaked to a German spy?

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Did you know that the secret memorandum of the first Quebec Conference between Churchill and Roosevelt, which took place in Quebec City from Aug. 17 to 24, 1943, was leaked to a German spy a few weeks after the event?

SLC, Cégep Limoilou launch bilingual business program

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin, QCT archives

High school graduates in the Quebec City region who want to study business management will soon have a new bilingual CEGEP program at their disposal, thanks to a new partnership between Cégep Limoilou and CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC).

Memorials and Things of Fame

January 16, 1818 – The Morning Chronicle 

Wellness Centre offering pain control workshops

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If you suffer from chronic pain, you know that it can be challenging, to say the least. Start your new year on a positive note by joining in on a new pain control workshop, to be held at the Wellness Centre over four Tuesday mornings starting Feb. 6, from 10 a.m.

The story behind Rue Victor-Hugo

Photo: Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)
This street is named in honour of Victor-Marie Hugo, a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. Hugo is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French writers. Outside of France, his most famous novels are Les Misérables (1862) and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1831).

St. Lawrence addition to be named Jeffery Hale Student Centre

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Photo: provided by CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence

The new addition at CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence is to officially be named the Jeffery Hale Student Centre. “Without the support of the Jeffery Hale Foundation, this project would not have been possible,” affirmed Champlain–St. Lawrence campus director Edward Berryman. “So it was only fitting that the building will also serve to commemorate Mr.

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