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One week to go until Quebec Winter Carnival

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

So far, the cold, crisp weather has been perfect for Quebec City's 63rd Winter Carnival, which will begin on Friday, January 27, and end on Sunday, February 12. 

American Story Show pays tribute to the classics

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Photo: Rachel Collet

If you're wondering where your parents were on Friday night, they were probably at the Capitole de Québec dancing the night away to American classics like Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman" and Chubby Checker's "The Twist."

Nuts and bolts of cabinet-making in Canada and the U.S.

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Not that we are lacking in examples of stark differences between the Canadian and American systems of government, but the last week has brought into the spotlight how the two countries are worlds apart when it comes to cabinet-making.

QAC auditions for Norm Foster’s Self Help

Photo: QAC

After last year's successful production of Norm Foster's Opening Night, the Quebec Art Company (QAC) is returning with another of Foster's hilarious comedies. Arguably Canada's most produced playwright, Foster has written over 50 works since 1983, and the popularity of his style has led to the creation of the Norm Foster Theatre Festival this past year.

Façade of the Boucherie Bégin much improved!

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The former Boucherie Bégin on Rue Saint-Jean has a colourful new look these days, ever since Phelipe Soldevila and Olivier De Serres completed their mural covering the façade of the abandoned building. Last October, the pair of artists were asked to use their talent to improve the look of the neighbourhood. It is only temporary, however, until the building is sold and torn down. 

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The story behind Rue Stanley-Cosgrove

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Photo: Bill Cox

Rue Stanley-Cosgrove is named in honour of Stanley Cosgrove, an artist born of Irish and French parentage in Montreal in 1911. Cosgrove studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal from 1929 to 1935.

Moisson Québec in urgent need of volunteers

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Photo: Moisson Québec

Moisson Québec has put out an urgent plea for more people who can offer their help on a regular basis, a half-day or a full day each week, between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Volunteers must be in good physical condition, able to carry boxes of food up to 20 pounds in weight, and able to work in cool temperatures, about 8 degrees Celsius.

Université Laval student agriculture week

Photo: Rachel Collet

The 42nd edition of the Université Laval "Semaine de l'Agriculture" was held at ExpoCité on January 13, 14 and 15. The theme this year was "From Tradition to Innovation." This free event attracts many people, young and old.  

Canada celebrates its sesquicentennial

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Canada is celebrating its birthday - 150 years since Confederation - in 2017.  Throughout the entire year there will be nation-wide events to mark the sesquicentennial. It's a big word, "ses-kwi-sen-ten-ee-al" in case you were wondering how it's pronounced. 

Where to buy a copy of the QCT in Quebec City

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

We are pleased to announce that the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph may now be purchased in the historic library of the Morrin Centre, located at 44 Chaussée des Écossais in Old Quebec.  

Village Nordik set to open at Louise Basin

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Photo: Rachel Collet

While some of us might find the winter season less than enjoyable, the Village Nordik gives residents and visitors a great reason to get outside! From January 19 to March 12, large, inflated igloos will line Louise Basin, where people will feel as if they're visiting a small northern village in the middle of Quebec City!  

Commentary: Reality or pipe dream? The great Nordiques debate

Photo: Les Photographes Kedl

Je me souviens (I remember) is a slogan that all Quebecers are familiar with. The provincial motto can be seen engraved in stone above the front entrance of the National Assembly and is printed on the licence plates of vehicles registered in this province. It's a catchphrase in this city which is laden with remarkable history. 

Elliott’s Guide to Dinosaurs

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Elliott Seah, a bright, curious ten-year-old dinosaur enthusiast, shares his passion for Paleontology in a fun and informative guide to these fascinating prehistoric creatures. 

Salon Bouge wants people to move

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Photo: Rachel Collet

It was Salon Bouge weekend at ExpoCité, a show dedicated to encouraging people to get more physical exercise. From January 13 to 15, visitors discovered a diverse array of things to do in Quebec and met dozens of exhibitors who encouraged them to get up off the couch and move. 

Souvenir of Ebola

Photo: Mary McCown

Ebola has claimed more than 12,000 lives since its discovery. During the 2014-15 outbreak over 11,000 people succumbed to this deadly virus. However, the tide has turned and Ebola may soon succumb to the ingenuity of people. 

CHL Top Prospects Game to be played at the Videotron Centre

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Canadian Hockey League will hold its annual Top Prospects Game at the Videotron Centre on Monday, January 30.

Head coach of Laval’s women’s rugby team steps down

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger, Université Laval

The head coach of the women's rugby team at Université Laval, Dominique Duquette, has resigned from his position after a two-year stint. The announcement was made last Wednesday, via a statement from the Rouge et Or.

FIS Cross-Country World Cup Final back in Quebec City

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin from QCT archives

It was recently announced that the International Ski Federation (FIS) Cross-Country World Cup Final will be back in Quebec City on the Plains of Abraham. The Quebec Winter Events Corporation, Cross-Country Canada and Gestev confirmed the return of the cross-country skiing elite to Quebec City from March 17 to 19, 2017.

Hôtel de Glace now open at Valcartier Village

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Aldo and Holly go a-carolling

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Bilingualish today, not so French tomorrow?

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Upcoming Quebec Art Company events


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The story behind Rue Saunders

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Photo: Bill Cox

Valcartier bids farewell to John Neilson

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Photo: Allison Kirkwood

Festi Lumière at Aquarium du Québec

Photo: Rachel Collet

Hommage à Vienne, a salute to 2017

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Baby walruses are bright lights at the Aquarium du Québec

Photo: Rachel Collet
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