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St. Pat’s students deliver heart-warming Valentines

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

As part of St. Patrick’s High School’s “Be Kind” community outreach project, 27 Secondary 1 students celebrated Valentine’s Day by delivering flowers to each of the 350 residents of Le St-Patrick retirement home on Grande Allée.

COMMENTARY: The changing life of magazines: demise vs. digital

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Photo: Peter Black

Graydon Carter is retiring after 25 years as editor of Vanity Fair. Whether or not you are a reader of the flashy, perfume-strip-reeking, scandal- and celebrity-obsessed magazine, this is a journalistic milestone worth noting.

Acting Out! at the improv workshop

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

You have to think fast to “survive” at an improvisation workshop! Quick, give me a list of your five favourite vegetables. Next! The names of your five best friends. Next!

What’s brewing on the education front in Quebec?

I would like to give you some information on what is brewing right now on the education front in Quebec. The Central Québec School Board (CQSB) is presently in its registration period, and some of this information may be important for parents still questioning themselves about registering their children) in an English or French school.

Black History Month

Celebrating black Canadians who served their country

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)

Canadian society is becoming increasingly and irreversibly diverse. As a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, I am proud that the Forces serve as a mirror of our multicultural social fabric, celebrating the diverse cultural backgrounds of those who form its tapestry.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)
February 14, 1868 – The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue de l’Abénaquise

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Photo: Google Maps

This street in the Des Châtels borough of Quebec City is named in honour of the French frigate Abénaquise, which was itself named after the Abenaki people, the original First Nations inhabitants of a region which included the St. Lawrence River valley, the Maritime provinces and New England.

Going for baroque with the Violons du Roy at the Palais Montcalm

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Les Violons du Roy, directed by Leonardo García Alarcón, an Argentinian conductor specializing in baroque music, gave a breathtaking concert at the Palais Montcalm on Feb. 15.

First steps forward for anglophone affairs secretariat

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

The newly created provincial secretariat for anglophone affairs held a day-long forum at Concordia University in Montreal on Feb. 16 with representatives of anglophone community groups across the province, with the goal of creating an action plan for the new provincial body.

This is Freedom to Read Week

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Feb. 25 – March 3, 2018 is Freedom to Read Week.

There are many reasons we don’t read; busy lives, the need for new eyeglasses or bad weather could prevent a trip to the library. We take our freedom to read for granted and rarely consider that which we wish to read may be restricted by others.

SLC promotes a culture of consent

Without a Yes, it’s a No!

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Since the explosion of sexual harassment claims and accusations in the arts and entertainment world last year, educating the public about sexual consent has become increasingly necessary.

Trio Immersio perform at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Trio Immersio, a young, energetic and charismatic ensemble from Vienna, Austria, presented a concert featuring works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Maurice Ravel and Bernhard Gander at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on Feb. 17.

A moving dilemma: antiques anyone?

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

What to do when it’s time to move and you have a house full of antique furniture that won’t fit into your new apartment?
Quebec City resident Isabel Sullivan faces that dilemma at the moment. She and her late husband Claude Barry lived in their condo for over 40 years, and now it’s time for her to move into a smaller space.

2018 Olympics: Bronze for Beaulieu-Marchand of Quebec

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Photo: Vincent Ethier/COC

Quebec City skier Alex Beaulieu-Marchand won a bronze medal in the men’s ski slopestyle event on Feb. 18, at the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, becoming the first Canadian man to win an Olympic medal in slopestyle skiing.

Community Calendar

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Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. – Hearing Loss videoconference with audiologist Lorna Dowson, in room 1123 of the Jeffery Hale Pavilion, 1270 Chemin Ste-Foy, Quebec City. Please register by calling 418-684-5333 ext. 1265.

Rouge et Or get back on track with second blowout win

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Photo: Dan Gilbert

The Université Laval Rouge et Or men’s basketball team won their second consecutive game of the season, and did so in the most convincing way possible, trouncing the Citadins from the Université du Québec à Montréal ​(UQAM) by a score of 94-42 on Feb. 17 at the PEPS.

Blazers, Irish hoops teams get busy as they head toward March Break

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Photo: Luc Lang

It’s been a pretty busy week, once again, for basketball teams at local anglophone high schools as they head into March Break.

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish junior girls are holding onto first place in the CC division, with an impressive 53-27 win over the Diables of Donnacona Feb. 16 to raise their record for the season to eight wins and two losses.

Carnival parade delights Upper Town spectators

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The heart of Quebec City’s Upper Town was closed to traffic for the Winter Carnival Parade on Feb. 10. Parked cars stretched far beyond the roadblocks; parents pulled their young children on sleds and adults and teenagers blew their Carnival trumpets. 

Canada’s Olympic success: Being one with winter

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As of this writing, the Winter Olympic Games are well underway in distant Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada has sent its largest delegation ever to the competition – 225 athletes, competing in all 15 of the events in the snow, ice and sliding competitions.

Volunteers are much appreciated at the Morrin Centre

In fact, they need s’more just like you!!!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The staff of the Morrin Centre treasure their volunteers. Every year they show their appreciation by treating them to a special evening with dinner, fun and games in College Hall.

Souvenirs of the Château Frontenac

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Photo: Courtesy of the Fairmont Château Frontenac, from the CPR Collection

Adapted from a press release by QCT staff

Do you have a souvenir or an old photo of the Château Frontenac in your attic? As part of the hotel’s 125th anniversary year celebrations, photos and artifacts of the hotel which may be mouldering away in your drawer or photo album, or perhaps in a trunk or box in your attic, are being sought for an exhibit and a contest.

Memorials and Things of Fame

February 13, 1868 – The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Avenue Wolfe-Montcalm

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Photo: Ville de Québec.
Avenue Wolfe-Montcalm is named in honour of the British and French generals who fought on the Plains of Abraham, on Sept. 13, 1759. 

Mark Cardwell celebrates his 25th year in the news business

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Photo: courtesy of Mark Cardwell

Mark Cardwell, an award-winning freelance journalist and writer in the Quebec City region, and a longtime correspondent for several newspapers, trade papers and speciality publications in Canada and the U.S., is celebrating his 25th year in the industry this month.

Acting Out at the Morrin Centre!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

 

SLC promotes mental health during Blue Week

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Blue balloons, blue cotton candy, popcorn in blue cups, blue T-shirts, blue stress balls … blue everywhere. Why not make blue more positive?

Hidden English history in Portneuf Part I: Le rêve de Shevrikay

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Photo: courtesy of Gaétan Morissette

Musician Gaétan Morissette’s album took nearly five years to see the light of day, but its roots go back much further. Le Rêve de Shevrikay pays homage to the valiant labour and carefully maintained musical traditions of the English-speaking Irish community of Portneuf.

Welcome to my Kitchen

Happy Birthday Château Frontenac!

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Photo: Photo by Joanne Kyvetos

The Château Frontenac, which officially opened on Dec. 20, 1893, is celebrating its 125th birthday this year.

For this article, I thought I would look at the chefs who have worked at the Château over the years. I hope the ones mentioned below will be as much a discovery for you as they were for me.

Phelipe Soldevila and graffiti artists take over Ice Palace

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Graffiti artists took over the Winter Carnival Ice Palace on Saturdays and Sundays for the second consecutive year. From the main entrance to the exit, local muralist and artist Phelipe Soldevila and his group of painters created works of art before the eyes of carnival-goers.

Walking and driving on solid water … a part of our history

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Photo: Lise Lafond

In Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, a much-anticipated winter event is the opening of the ice bridge. The ferry Le Corégone, which stopped its regular service across the lake around Oct. 15, is now caught in the ice until spring.

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