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Over 60 Hydro-Québec Partner Events added to Winter Carnival

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The 65th Quebec City Winter Carnival is undergoing more changes. The latest to be announced are the Hydro-Québec Partner Events, which will take the carnival beyond the city limits. The team behind the festivities proudly announced the widespread activities and events on Dec. 4 at the ANTI Bar et Spectacles.

Maxime Bernier, political marathoner

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Photo: Sébastien Clavet

The People’s Party of Canada (PPC), Maxime Bernier’s new self-described “smart conservative” political vehicle, held its first rally at the Travelodge hotel in Quebec City on Dec. 6. The meeting room was packed with nearly 350 supporters – quite an accomplishment considering the festive season and the low-key advertising, which relied mostly on social media.

How brainy is the CAQ cannabis legal-age change?

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While we’re reflecting upon presidential legacies, with the passing of “kinder, gentler” George H.W. Bush, an aspect of his predecessor’s record comes to mind.

Street Views - Rue du Cap-Diamant

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Photo: Martin St-Amant - Wikipedia - CC-BY-SA-3.0

Rue du Cap-Diamant is a short street located on industrial land owned by the Quebec Port Authority off Boulevard Champlain below the Plains of Abraham.

Cap Diamant (or Cape Diamond) itself is the promontory on which the Upper Town of Quebec City is located, surrounded by the St. Lawrence River to the south and east and the much smaller St. Charles River to the north.

Memorials and Things of Fame


December 13, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

Winter Ferry

New $10 bill circulates message of equality and human rights

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Photo: Images courtesy of CMHR

Canada’s new $10 banknote was recently launched at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg. Featuring a dominant portrait of civil rights activist Viola Desmond, who is the first iconic Canadian woman on a regularly circulating Bank of Canada note, the bill also depicts the CMHR, an eagle feather and an excerpt from the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

A journalist’s journey: “My life as a Print Man”

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Photo: Mary McCown

Don’t be boring, get your facts straight and learn to spell.” The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph’s Peter Black shared the golden rules of writing for print on Dec. 3 at the Morrin Centre during the second of a four-part series of In the Press storytelling workshops.

Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo is a celebration of life

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Photo: Danielle Burns
The Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo, which is Italian for “cortege” or funeral procession, is a celebration of life – full of comedy and excitement in a dreamlike carnival setting. 

Experiencing La Musique du Royal 22e Régiment

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Photo: Sarah Savill

As soon as they stepped into the theatre at CFB Valcartier, audience members knew they were in for a magical afternoon of Christmas music. The stage was decorated with red poinsettias and glowing stars. The theatre was full of children talking excitedly to their parents and each other. Babies nestled in their parents’ arms as everyone waited for the music to begin.

Around the Anglosphere: Living in English on the Magdalen Islands

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

The English-speaking community in the Magdalen Islands, an archipelago in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off the coast of the Gaspé Peninsula, was built up through a succession of accidents of history. “Many of us are the descendants of shipwreck survivors or fishermen,” says islander Helena Burke.