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The Halifax Explosion

Remembering Canada’s worst disaster – 100 years later

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Photo: Paul Mackey
A crowd of people huddled under a sea of umbrellas at Fort Needham Memorial Park in Halifax on Dec. 6 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion.

Memorials and Things of Fame


Memorials and Things of Fame

Canadian malls buck trend of doom in America

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The modern world of consumerism is divided into two groups: Those who love shopping in malls and those who loathe it. Me, I have mixed feelings: awed by the spectacle, horrified by the excess. However you feel about malls, they have shaped the lives of most Canadians.

Taking the first step for youth in politics

Q&A with Alicia Despins

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Photo: Natalie Keller
Alicia Despins, newly elected city councillor for Vanier-Duberger, is proving that age truly is just a number. At 23, Despins is the youngest-ever elected city council member.

The story behind Avenue Turnbull

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Photo: Bill Cox
In 1911, Avenue Turnbull was named in honour of Lieutenant-Colonel Ferdinand Turnbull. His wife, Elizabeth MacKenzie Turnbull, was a major benefactor of the second Jeffery Hale hospital built on Boulevard Saint-Cyrille, now known as René-Lévesque, near the corner of Avenue Turnbull. Mrs.

Mark Lindenberg joins QCT team

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Meet Mark Lindenberg, the latest addition to the QCT’s roster of freelance journalists.

Seniors on the hunt for Christmas lights

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Photo: Lorie Pierce

It was a cold, rainy night when a dozen explorers left McGreevy Manor by bus to seek out those wonders that appear only at this time of year – colourful displays of Christmas lights.

Violons du Roy present an all-Schubert concert at Palais Montcalm

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Five musicians of the Violons du Roy held a concert in the cozy Salle d’Youville of the Palais Montcalm on Dec. 7. They presented the same concert in the Salle Multi at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec the previous evening.

Arthritis Society moves into new premises

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Photo: Mark Lindenberg

La Société de l’arthrite (Arthritis Society), which has had a presence in Quebec City since 1980, recently held an open house to show off its new premises in the Holland apartment and office complex on Chemin Sainte-Foy. The non-profit organization’s former offices on Rue Franklin were lost to a fire last June.

A journey of discovery through Indigenous films

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Sometimes, only a few minutes is enough.

The short films by young Indigenous filmmakers presented at the Wapikoni Mobile Quebec City launch, held Dec. 4 at the Musée de la civilisation, were mostly less than 10 minutes long, but the stories many of them told were timeless – elegant pleas for cultural and environmental preservation, for self-belief and for simple respect.