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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.

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.

PM’s statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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

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

Big crane goes up on Grande Allée

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

Going squirrelly over nuts

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Photo: Lise Lafond

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.

Funny, how Big Tobacco is quitting “ordinary” cigarettes

COMMENTARY

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Any Bob Newhart fans out there? Sure there are. The American comedian and actor, still performing occasionally at 89, is the master of the deadpan reaction. His specialty is one-sided telephone conversations, and perhaps his best-known bit is his transatlantic chat with Sir Walter Raleigh in the English colony of Virginia.

The story behind Avenue Calixa-Lavallée

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

This street was named after Calixa Lavallée (1842-1891), best known for composing the music for “O Canada,” which officially became the national anthem of Canada in 1980.

Canada non grata in Saudi Arabia and China

POLITICAL COMMENTARY

On Jan. 12, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, welcomed 18-year-old Saudi refugee Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun (who now goes by Rahaf Mohammed) at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. The image of Freeland warmly embracing Mohammed, posing for the media, was as striking as it was diplomatically unwise.