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Travelling abroad? Don’t let your vacation go up in smoke!

Health Canada and Canada Border Services Agency remind travellers that, despite the fact cannabis is now legal and regulated for adults in Canada, it remains illegal to transport cannabis across the Canadian border.

QCGN begs to differ on Premier Legault’s interpretation of English signage in hospitals

Premier François Legault’s statement that English-speaking Quebecers have the right to services in their language but not to English signs is wrong. Bill 101 in no way prohibits the use of English on hospital signs as they relate to health and safety, maintains Geoffrey Chambers, president of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN).

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 9:45 a.m. – Senior Technology Workshop at Quebec High School, 945 Ave. Belvédère, with tech-savvy students who look forward to teaching you everything they know! Last class on Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. (YouTube and DIY). To register, contact Alexandra Hartley at VEQ at 418-683-2366, ext. 224 or [email protected]

In memory of ice canoeist Daniel Malenfant

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Just over a year ago, local ice canoeists were hit with heart-breaking news: Daniel Malenfant, 39, a seasoned rower and former president of the Club de bateau dragon de la Capitale, died when his canoe capsized on Dec. 13, 2017. His death reminded fellow canoeists and fans alike just how dangerous such a sport can be.

Hollywood 4: an Oscar-worthy performance

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
What is a movie without music? Little more than a series of words, actions and scenes. But even in the era of silent movies, music was indispensable to the success of a film. A few measures of dramatic music implied danger, love, fear and more. And nowadays – imagine Jaws or Harry Potter without John Williams’ scores. Would these iconic films be as memorable? 

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Photo: Photo from Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

January 7, 1869 – The Morning Chronicle
Quebec Club

Community Calendar

Friday, Jan. 11 at 9:45 a.m. – Senior Technology Workshops at Quebec High School, 945 Ave. Belvédère, with tech-savvy students who look forward to teaching you everything they know! Come learn about Facebook and other topics, or bring your own questions and devices. To register for this and more classes on Jan. 16 at 9:15 a.m. (Selfies and Photography) and Jan. 23 at 2 p.m.

Looking at both sides of Justin Trudeau’s election clouds

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Please, dear reader, permit your scribe to start the new year by joining the mob of political prognosticators in the usual year-end crystal ball gazing. The main fixation this time around?

You are invited to a Burns supper, for auld lang syne

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Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne?”

Most people will recognize the opening lines to “Auld Lang Syne” but how many know that the poem was written in 1788 by Scotland’s national poet, “Rabbie” Burns, and later set to the tune of a traditional folk song?

Real estate tips: Staging your home for prospective buyers

Tip #1: Let there be light
The more natural light that comes into your house, the easier it will be to sell, especially in zones where the sun sets much earlier during the fall and winter months. Light brings life to a room and makes us feel cozy and comfortable.

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