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The story behind Rue du Campanile

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

Rue du Campanile is a private street that takes its name from the tall brick clock tower on a corner of the Faubourg Laudance business centre. The street has three restaurants, a bank, drugstore, grocery store, liquor outlet and several other commercial tenants.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

January 30, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

Arrived at Greenock [Scotland] from Quebec on the 19th November, the [ships] Jane and the Mars, both sailed from Quebec on the 16th October. The Rebecca Harvey, arrived at the same port on the 24th November, sailed from Quebec on the 23rd October.

January 28, 1869 – The Morning Chronicle

PM Trudeau setting the election table

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Photo: Peter Black

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid a visit to Quebec City on Jan. 25 as the pre-election ball gets rolling. He spoke at a luncheon hosted by the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Québec, and took questions from the audience in a session hosted by chamber president Julie Bédard.

Jeffery Hale Community Partners holds Get out of the Red auction

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

For several years now, Jeffery Hale Community Partners has organized a Get Out of the Red auction in January to raise funds to help make up any shortage in the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign (CCHC) fundraising appeal.

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.

Community Calendar

Jan. 29 to 31 – YES Business Coaching: YES Montreal, in partnership with Voice of English-speaking Québec, offers professional business coaching services in person at the Jeffery Hale Pavilion* or online. To register, call 418-683-2366, ext. 225, or email [email protected].

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.

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