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Tempêtes et Passions offer tasty Viennese treats

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

All the right ingredients were at the Chapelle du Musée de l’Amérique francophone on Feb. 23 as Tempêtes et Passions treated the audience to delicious Viennese pastries and music.

Recycle your electronics

SAVING THE PLANET ONE WEEK AT A TIME

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Is your television showing snow, and I don’t mean snow outside reflecting on the screen? Is your PC monitor completely black? Do you only hear static on your cell phone? It sounds as though these appliances have come to the end of their life cycle. If so, it’s time to recycle.

Program of the ninth Festival d’Opéra de Québec announced

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Grégoire Legendre, artistic and general director of the Festival d’Opéra de Québec, proudly unveiled the program of the ninth annual festival, which will take place from July 24 to Aug. 4.

Making a constructive visit to Salon Expo Habitat

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Photo: Lise Lafond

With 300 exhibitors, four houses to visit and 184,000 square feet of decorating ideas, Expo Habitat held at ExpoCité last weekend was the place to go for all your construction, renovating and decorating needs.

No lack of snow for the Pentathlon des Neiges

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The weather created quite an opening weekend for the 15th Pentathlon des Neiges. Professional and amateur athletes were up to the challenge to run, skate, snowshoe, cross-country ski and bike on the Plains of Abraham from Feb. 23 to March 3. This year, over 6,000 adults and children participated in 20 categories.

How will Trudeau’s Liberals shape the SNC-Lavalin affair?

POLITICAL COMMENTARY

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Much more important than the content of even the most famous political scandals is the shape each scandal develops. The shape of a scandal is formed less by what happens, than by what is done about it by the government concerned.”

Morin-Doyle returns to Quebec City Hall after a long recovery

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Photo: Équipe Labeaume website

A serious accident has kept Michelle Morin-Doyle out of sight for more than three months. The absence was so long she was nearly out of a job.

The long-time Charlesbourg district city councillor and deputy mayor suffered a mishap back in November. Although she won’t divulge exactly what happened she did tell the QCT, “It was a bad accident, something that happened quickly.

New bus service announced between City of Shannon and Quebec City

Shannon residents may now use the public transit network as a means of getting around. As of March 1, a brand-new line will be added to the Transport collectif de La Jacques-Cartier (TCJC), and will connect to the Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC) network at the Wilfrid-Caron/Racine station, which already serves several destinations.

The story behind Avenue Carrel

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street was named after Dr. Alexis Carrel (1873-1944), who was born in Lyon, France. His father died when Alexis was very young and he was educated at home by his mother.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain - Photo by Don O’Brien

February 24, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

On Saturday morning past, there were several claps of thunder and vivid flashes of lightning, and in the afternoon some heavy showers of rain. The thermometer today has been 45 [Fahrenheit, or 7 degrees Celsius]. The wild geese and the crows have already made their appearance.

February 26, 1869 – The Morning Chronicle