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Cercle du savoir meets at the Garrison Club

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Cercle du savoir held its inaugural meeting at the Garrison Club on Jan. 23. Some 120 people showed up to hear guest speaker Éric Bédard talk about the life of Samuel de Champlain.

Shampoo: washing our hair is polluting our planet

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Since the first bottle of shampoo hit stores in the 1930s, it has become a bathroom staple. Some households have a multitude of shampoo and conditioner bottles, with family members having their own personal favourite brands. How many of us have the twin shampoo and conditioner combo? All these bottles add up.

Laughing it up in the Lab at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: Peter Black

Eastern Townships funnyman Ross Murray gave a workshop on humour writing to a captive audience in the former prison cells at the Morrin Centre on Jan. 26. The session was part of the Centre’s Laugh Lab series exploring various aspects of comedy.

125 years ago: the inauguration of the first Winter Carnival

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

The first Quebec City Winter Carnival was inaugurated on Monday, Jan. 29, 1894. Governor General and Lady Aberdeen had been invited as guests of honour for the occasion, but a major storm delayed their departure from Ottawa.

Hooked on School Days – Our actions, A+ in their success!

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The 14th edition of Hooked on School Days (HSD) will take place across Quebec from Feb. 11 to 15.

Winter photos!

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In front of City Hall, this statue of Bonhomme Carnaval dances as a friendly reminder that Quebec City’s Winter Carnival is fast approaching. Photo by Danielle Burns

PM’s statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued the following statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day Jan. 27:

Going squirrelly over nuts

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Big crane goes up on Grande Allée

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

Carnaval de Québec is coming to Avenue Maguire

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Frigid temperatures, snow and ice everywhere can only mean one thing: Carnaval de Québec – Quebec City’s 65th renowned Winter Carnival – is barely a week away. This year, festivities will be spread throughout the greater Quebec City and Lévis areas. Over 60 business districts have organized their own special activities as part of the Hydro-Québec partner events from Feb. 8 to 17.