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Lest we forget: 100 years since the Armistice

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
This year’s Remembrance Day has a special significance because it commemorates the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice in a railway car in the forest of Compiègne in Picardy, France, on Nov. 11, 1918, ending the First World War.

Cable TV boldly goes where networks fear to tread

Now that the American midterm elections are over, there is likely to be a great sucking vacuum in the television-viewing habits of many folks on this side of the border who have been addicted to CNN and MSNBC – well, ever since that orange-haired fellow began his run for the presidency, anyway.

The story behind Rue Berlinguet

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This street is named in honour of two architects and sculptors – Louis-Thomas Berlinguet (1790-1863), born in Saint-Laurent on Île-d'Orléans, and his son François-Xavier Berlinguet (1830-1916), born in Quebec City. 

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

November 11, 1868 – The Morning Chronicle

The War Ends: Headlines from 100 years ago

The end of the First World War brought new challenges for Quebec City’s residents. This sampling of headlines in the November 1918 Quebec Chronicle gives a glimpse of the situation in the wake of the war effort.

Parade des Jouets kindles the Christmas spirit

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Photo: Danielle Burns
What is the true meaning of Christmas? Is it gifts under the tree? Stockings stuffed? Turkeys stuffed? Rum and eggnog with friends and family? Christmas parties? 

Give to the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign and help deliver some goodness this holiday season

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Photo: Sophie Minville, EQLC

The 23rd Community Christmas Hamper Campaign will soon be underway! From Sunday, Nov. 18 to Sunday, Dec. 9, you can help “deliver some goodness” by giving to this wonderful community initiative in any or all of the following ways:

Royal 22e Régiment and Voltigeurs de Québec launch CD with a concert

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

La Musique du Royal 22e Régiment in association with La Musique des Voltigeurs de Québec launched their first CD, simply titled UN, at the Basilique-cathédrale Notre-Dame de Québec on Nov. 10. A free concert by La Musique des Voltigeurs “L’écho des coquelicots”, which highlighted the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, followed the launch.

The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi flies into La Bordée theatre

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Photo: Nicola-Frank Vachon

La Bordée theatre really took a chance on this month’s production of The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi, a play being presented in English only. Written in 1995 by Quebec playwright Larry Tremblay, it is a challenge for francophone theatre-goers to understand.

PIGS light up the Impérial Bell with the music of Pink Floyd

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Photo: Lise Lafond

PIGS, Canada’s Pink Floyd tribute band, was back in town Nov. 7 to play at the Impérial Bell as part of their Outside / In Canadian tour. Some of the more “mature” fans felt young again reminiscing and getting into the frame of mind that is created by the music of Pink Floyd.