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Is Bill 21 resurrecting the sovereignty movement?

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It’s Easter-time and there’s a buzz about resurrection in the air. Not just the Jesus-rolling-away-the-rock kind of resurrection. That other kind, the resurrection of an idea, a notion, a dream, a projet de société.

Portraits of fugitives from slavery at the MNBAQ

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Art is not one of the sciences of history like archeology or ethnology, but it can help historians represent the past. A new exhibit, Fugitives, on the third floor of the Gérard Morisette Pavilion of the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ) provides an excellent example of such collaboration.

City closes Sillery arena – slated for demolition

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

Quebec City has one less arena.

City officials have confirmed the Jacques Côté arena in Sillery will be demolished within weeks. The structure, built in 1972, and home to several skating and hockey organizations, was condemned as the result of a cracked wooden ceiling beam.

Making a spring visit to the Salon Nature Portneuf

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Photo: Lise Lafond

The fifth annual Salon Nature Portneuf was held from April 12 to 14 at the Centre Multifonctionnel Roland-Dion in Saint-Raymond.

At the site, one had the choice of visiting the outdoor kiosks, tasting the delicious maple syrup taffy at the Cabane de la Chute à L’Ours, going for a carriage ride, or letting the children take a ride on ponies from the Centre Équestre Aurélie Piché.

OSQ holds a Symphonic Spring gala

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A gala benefit concert for the Orchestre symphonique de Québec was held at the Château Frontenac on April 13.

The evening was presided over by Sylvie Cordeau, Québecor vice-president of philanthropy and sponsorships; Marie-Josée Guérette, executive vice-president of public affairs and corporate influence for La Capitale Assurance; and Peter Simons, president of La Maison Simons.

Have a happy and ecological Easter-egg hunt

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Photo: Lise Lafond

In Christian cultures around the world, eggs are used at Easter to symbolize new life, fertility and rebirth. The painting of eggs is one of many Easter traditions.

What if? – The musical coming soon to a stage near you

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The cast and crew of What if? – The musical are hard at work ensuring that every last element of this exciting production is in perfect harmony and ready for the upcoming run in Quebec City.

QAHN hosts walking tour of historic Old Quebec

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

The Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) will host a walking tour of the storied Old City on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Former QAHN president and renowned Quebec City guide Simon Jacobs will lead participants on this fascinating exploration of some of the capital’s anglophone history.

Knock out back problems! Gala de Boxe Challenge for the CHU Foundation

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Photo: Boxe de Gala

On Friday, May 31, local amateur boxer Andrew Greenfield will be stepping into the ring and taking one (or more) “on the chin” for the Fondation du CHU and its team of doctors who specialize in back surgery.

FEQ invades the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury

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Photo: Yannick Fillion

Out of the ashes of the Armoury of the Voltigeurs de Québec has risen a new headquarters for the Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ).

A major fire in April 2008 left much of the magnificent national historic site off Grande Allée a charred shell. Last year, after a thorough rebuilding project, the former drill hall reopened as a multi-purpose facility.