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Chrystia Freeland visits Quebec City

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Photo: Peter Black

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland made a stop in Quebec City on Nov. 14 on a mission to calm concerns about the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

The Morrin Centre’s 10th annual Literary Feast scores again

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Photo: Dylan Page

On Nov. 15, Quebec City’s English-language cultural hub, the Morrin Centre, hosted its 10th annual Literary Feast. The event, which benefits the centre’s programming and mission, began with a cocktail reception in the magnificent Victorian library, followed by a dinner in the ballroom.

MNBAQ exhibit celebrates 350 years of Quebec art

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The Musée nationale des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ) has breathed new life into the restored Gérard Morisset pavilion, inaugurated in 1933, with its exhibit 350 ans de pratiques artistiques au Québec (350 years of artistic practices in Quebec), which opened on Nov. 14. 

Winter is here and the geese have gone … or most of them

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Photo: Lise Lafond
Canada geese come to our pond in the spring and fall every year, giving us the opportunity to learn so much from these large feathered friends. 

2019 Quebec Winter Carnival will be different … and shorter

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The 2019 Quebec Winter Carnival will be held over 11 days rather than the usual 17. The two parades, scheduled for Feb. 9 and 16, will take place in Upper Town only.

At a press conference held at the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec on Nov. 7, Carnival managing director Mélanie Raymond and consultant Daniel Gélinas revealed details of next year’s parade.

Video game developers remember Bernard Landry

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Photo: provided by Pascal Nataf

Quebec paid tribute this past week to a great statesman – former premier Bernard Landry, who died on Nov. 6.

Quebec Art Company’s Streetcar is ready to roll

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Photo: Normand Brassard

There’s great excitement in the air as the Quebec Art Company (QAC) production of A Streetcar Named Desire is but a week away from the opening night of a six-show run.

Community Calendar

Nov. 19 to Dec. 6 – Senior Technology Workshops. Members of the community aged 50+ are invited to join us for workshops with Quebec High School’s tech-savvy students! Bring your own devices and questions. For details visit veq.ca Events and RSVP to Alexandra at 418 683-2366 ext. 224 or [email protected].

Laval and Western set for Vanier Cup rematch

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Photo: courtesy of Mathieu Bélanger-U Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or will finally get a chance to avenge their 2017 Vanier Cup loss to the University of Western Ontario Mustangs.

Laval captured the Uteck Bowl and got their ticket to the 2018 U Sports national football championship game with a resounding 63-0 win over the Atlantic Conference champions, the St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) X-Men.

Cannabis education starts before legal age of consumption

TeenMentalHealth.org is educating students, parents, teachers and school-based student care providers about cannabis use in teens. Information and resources can be downloaded free at TeenMentalHealth.org/Cannabis.