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Teo Taxi in an age of economic illiteracy

ECONOMIC COMMENTARY

The recent public outcry over Teo Taxi’s bankruptcy is well justified. Nearly $60 million in taxpayers’ money has been lost in this failed experiment. Even more disconcerting is the speed and carelessness with which public funds were fed into this project.

Despite protests, fur remains very much in fashion

Several cities in California, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, are pushing ahead with bans on the sale of new fur apparel. Under the L.A. plan, for example, the ban would take effect in 2020, giving the Kardashians plenty of time to buy up existing stocks.

Quebecers commemorate victims of 2017 mosque shooting

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Two years ago, Quebec City was hit with the shocking news of a shooting at the Grande Mosquée of the Centre culturel islamique de Québec (CCIQ) at the corner of Chemin Sainte-Foy and Route de l’Église. A lone gunman opened fire during evening prayers and killed six men: Ibrahima Barry, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti, Abdelkrim Hassane and Azzedine Soufiane.

Pentathlon des Neiges just around the corner

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

To the great pleasure of many sports enthusiasts, winter has arrived. Trails are being groomed all over Quebec City. Amateur and elite athletes are strapping on their snowshoes or skis, or lacing up their skates. Many are preparing for a popular, multi-sport event – the annual Pentathlon des Neiges, which will take place on the Plains of Abraham in less than a month.

Burns’ heart is in the Highlands … but his supper was in Quebec City

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Photo: Mary McCown

Bonnie lasses, Celtic music and, of course, haggis graced the Robbie Burns festivities at Château Laurier Québec. The 78th Fraser Highlanders, Fort St. Andrew’s Garrison, have been organizing Burns Suppers in Quebec City since 2002. On Jan. 26, they once again pulled off an amazing celebration.

Scottish culture celebrated at Habitations Valcartier

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Photo: Sarah Savill

Robert “Robbie” Burns once said, “There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing,” and to many Canadians this saying applies to our winters. We are sure the snow will fall, but not so sure about the road conditions. For this reason, the Burns celebration at Habitations Valcartier, arranged by Jayne Doddridge of Valcartier Elementary School, was postponed from Jan. 20 to Jan. 27.

Northern ties with Mexico get lost in U.S. trade noise

COMMENTARY

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Do you get the feeling that half of Quebecers have been to or are going to Mexico this winter? If so, it is not your imagination (fueled by envy).

A state of the union address for the people

POLITICAL COMMENTARY

Washington’s constant state of political infighting has produced a growing list of casualties. Sacred traditions that harken back to the founding of the United States of America are not exempt.

The story behind Rue du Campanile

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

Rue du Campanile is a private street that takes its name from the tall brick clock tower on a corner of the Faubourg Laudance business centre. The street has three restaurants, a bank, drugstore, grocery store, liquor outlet and several other commercial tenants.

Quebec City gears up for 1894 Carnival

MORE NOTES FROM THE ARCHIVES

A continuation of last week’s article

In late December of 1893, the Quebec Morning Chronicle (QMC) continued its coverage of Winter Carnival preparations.