Single income tax form for Quebec a sticky issue

To put a spin on Benjamin Franklin’s truism: Nothing is certain in life except death, taxes, and federal-provincial disputes over taxes. Franklin, incidentally, knew a thing or two about intergovernmental relations, having helped set up the postal service. He served as deputy postmaster-general in British North America in the 1750s, well before the Boston Tea Party and all that.

Toilets among the biggest household water guzzlers


Photo: Lise Lafond

As a healthy daily habit, people use the toilet an average of three to five times a day, but did you know that this habit accounts for 25 to 30 per cent of all the water used in your home? On average, 65 to 100 litres of water per person are flushed down the drain daily from older toilets (manufactured before 1996).

Montcalm losing only family medicine clinic

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Photo: Peter Black

The only family medicine clinic in the densely populated Montcalm district of Quebec City is closing at the end of the year. The Clinique médicale du Quartier, located in Les Halles Cartier shopping centre on Avenue Cartier, is no longer giving appointments or accepting new patients.

The story behind Rue du Cardinal-Maurice-Roy


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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

This street is named in honour of Cardinal Maurice Roy (1905-1985). Born in Quebec City, he obtained his licentiate in theology from Université Laval in 1927. In Rome, he received a doctorate in philosophy in 1929, and from 1929 to 1930, he studied at the Sorbonne.

Princess Grace’s visit commemorated at Château Frontenac

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Château Frontenac has hosted many well-known guests over the past 125 years, probably none more famous than Her Serene Highness, Princess Grace of Monaco. Most of us remember her as Grace Kelly, the beautiful American actress who, in 1956, married Prince Rainier III of Monaco and, in 1982, died in a tragic automobile accident.


February 13, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

The schooner Treal from Newfoundland to Quebec was stranded at Grand River* where she winters. The cargo consists of Rum, Coffee, Sugar, Shoes, Nails, etc. It is thought this vessel will reach Quebec in the Spring with some loss of sugar only.
*Grande-Rivière is on the Gaspé peninsula, between Chandler and Percé.

The 65th Winter Carnival with all its changes is now open

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On Feb. 8, in the midst of snow flurries, tourists and locals gathered at the gates of the Ice Palace in Place George-V, ready for the launch of the 65th Quebec Winter Carnival. They were eager to walk through the Ice Palace, to see the enormous snow sculpture and be the first to view Bonhomme’s Dream.

The Finale des Jeux du Québec – the countdown has begun

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

From March 1 to 9, when most students will be enjoying their March Break, some 3,300 young athletes from around the province, plus another 1,400 trainers, escorts and officials will descend upon Quebec City for competitions in 22 different sports. The 54th Finale des Jeux du Québec begins in just over three weeks.

Université Laval students focus on food and agriculture

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Photo: Lise Lafond

The 44th annual Salon of the Semaine de l’Agriculture, de l’Agroalimentaire et de la Consommation (SAAC) took place at Expo-Cité from Feb. 8 to 10.

This popular event is organized entirely by students of the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences at Université Laval, in collaboration with key stakeholders in the agri-food sector.

Manif d’art 9 exhibits works by 100 contemporary artists

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Photo: Idra Labrie MNBAQ

Manif d’art, in collaboration with the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ), will be back on Feb. 16 for its ninth edition.

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