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QCGN begs to differ on Premier Legault’s interpretation of English signage in hospitals

Premier François Legault’s statement that English-speaking Quebecers have the right to services in their language but not to English signs is wrong. Bill 101 in no way prohibits the use of English on hospital signs as they relate to health and safety, maintains Geoffrey Chambers, president of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN).

In memory of ice canoeist Daniel Malenfant

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Just over a year ago, local ice canoeists were hit with heart-breaking news: Daniel Malenfant, 39, a seasoned rower and former president of the Club de bateau dragon de la Capitale, died when his canoe capsized on Dec. 13, 2017. His death reminded fellow canoeists and fans alike just how dangerous such a sport can be.

Hollywood 4: an Oscar-worthy performance

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
What is a movie without music? Little more than a series of words, actions and scenes. But even in the era of silent movies, music was indispensable to the success of a film. A few measures of dramatic music implied danger, love, fear and more. And nowadays – imagine Jaws or Harry Potter without John Williams’ scores. Would these iconic films be as memorable? 

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Photo: Photo from Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

January 7, 1869 – The Morning Chronicle
Quebec Club

Community Calendar

Friday, Jan. 11 at 9:45 a.m. – Senior Technology Workshops at Quebec High School, 945 Ave. Belvédère, with tech-savvy students who look forward to teaching you everything they know! Come learn about Facebook and other topics, or bring your own questions and devices. To register for this and more classes on Jan. 16 at 9:15 a.m. (Selfies and Photography) and Jan. 23 at 2 p.m.

You are invited to a Burns supper, for auld lang syne

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Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne?”

Most people will recognize the opening lines to “Auld Lang Syne” but how many know that the poem was written in 1788 by Scotland’s national poet, “Rabbie” Burns, and later set to the tune of a traditional folk song?

Looking at both sides of Justin Trudeau’s election clouds

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Please, dear reader, permit your scribe to start the new year by joining the mob of political prognosticators in the usual year-end crystal ball gazing. The main fixation this time around?

Real estate tips: Staging your home for prospective buyers

Tip #1: Let there be light
The more natural light that comes into your house, the easier it will be to sell, especially in zones where the sun sets much earlier during the fall and winter months. Light brings life to a room and makes us feel cozy and comfortable.

Québec Remparts’ Patrick Roy cleans house over Christmas

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Photo: Luc Lang

Patrick Roy, the Quebec Remparts’ general manager and head coach, didn’t like the attitude in his team’s locker room, so when the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) trading period began on Dec. 21, Roy said, “Enough is enough.”

Meet Andrew Johnson: principal percussion with the OSQ

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As many of you know, I sing with the choir of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ). At our last two concerts – La Symphonie du Jeu Vidéo and Hollywood 4 – At our last two concerts – La Symphonie du Jeu Vidéo and Hollywood 4 – in the orchestra’s percussion section, which is usually behind all the other musicians, directly in front of the choir, I noticed a new face.