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“Not available for shipping in Quebec”


The ban on shipping consumer products to the province of Quebec, due to its language laws, is plain stupid. Worse, these laws are discriminatory. They effectively create two classes of citizens by artificially restricting Quebecers’ rights to buy what they want.


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons-Public Domain

February 19, 1869 – The Morning Chronicle

The Fatal Avalanche at South Quebec

Manif d’art 9 takes over the city

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Manif d’art 9 – The Quebec City Biennial, produced in collaboration with the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ), had its official opening on Feb. 16. All the exhibits will be open until April 21, in a multitude of locations across Quebec City, with the main exhibit in the Pierre Lassonde pavilion at the MNBAQ.

The rise and fall of deer antlers

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Photo: Lise Lafond

“I don’t have to take a trip around the world or be on a yacht in the Mediterranean to have happiness. I can find it in the little things, like looking out into my backyard and seeing deer in the fields.” – Queen Latifah

Did you have an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day?


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Photo: Lise Lafond

The most popular Valentine’s Day gifts are cards, flowers and chocolate, but the best gift of all is spending time together.

65th Winter Carnival declared a success

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Quebec City’s 65th Winter Carnival has come and gone in a flash. The 10 days were jam-packed with events, news, mistakes, adjustments, and music. And now that it’s over, how was Carnival 2.0?

Penguins and a presidential visit highlight

Prof. Johnson’s Antarctic mission

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Photo: Ladd Johnson

You never know who you’ll meet in Antarctica. You might cavort with penguins one day and the next day shake hands with the president of Chile.

Such was the case for Université Laval biology professor Ladd Johnson, who spent a month on the massive “white continent” as part of a research project supported by the Chilean Antarctic Institute.

Shedding light on slavery


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Photo: Ruby Pratka

The lush garden of St. Monica’s Lodge is one of Zanzibar’s most serene spots. However, the tourists who pass through the wood-panelled halls of the guest house and take tea on its elegant balcony soon learn about the grisly stories that played out where the guest house now stands.

Health Job Fair held at Jeffery Hale Hospital

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Photo: Peter Black.

Jeffery Hale–St. Brigid’s Home care institutions are seeking bilingual candidates for a multitude of jobs. On Feb. 9, representatives from a number of traditional English facilities hosted a job fair in the lobby area of Jeffery Hale hospital. The Eastern Quebec Learning Centre, which offers several health-care training programs, was there, with Cindy McKinney, right, on hand to explain.

Community Calendar

Feb. 13 to 24 – Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. For details, visit The RTC is offering free shuttle bus (navette) service to the Videotron Centre from Feb. 22 to 24. Visit