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Mega fun at the Mega Parc amusement centre

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

After a year of work, the revamped Mega Parc at Les Galeries de la Capitale opened in mid-January and welcomed throngs of fun-seekers.

The mall park features 18 rides and attractions, including several new ones. Four of the original rides were restored, including the spectacular Italian-made carousel, situated in the centre of the reconfigured skating patinarium.

Bonhomme Carnaval’s Dream under construction

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 Bonhomme Carnaval’s Dream is becoming a reality in Zone Loto-Québec Royal Court, Place George-V, where a ship, a giant owl and a miniature Château Frontenac are being carved out of snow. Bonhomme’s Royal Court and Ice Palace are directly in front of this sculpture. Photo by Cassandra Kerwin

Bonhomme Carnaval’s Ice Palace is coming together

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Photos by Jonathan Letellier-Black
 

Glambition! My, how times have changed

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Photo: Ed Sweeney

As I walked down the hallway of the Faculté des sciences de l’administration (Faculty of Business) building on the campus of Université Laval, I glanced at all the graduation class photos from the 1930s onward. As the years went by a pattern became clear, and it wasn’t until I arrived at the 1955 class photo that I spotted – Gisèle Cotnoir.

Morrin Centre’s new workshop series is a laughing matter

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Setting up a punchline, using music in stand-up, communicating satire through cartooning, and improvising a funny skit are just some of the things you will learn during the Morrin Centre’s upcoming Laugh Lab series.

Light at the end of the tunnel for VIA Rail upgrade plan?

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If you’ve taken the early morning VIA Rail train between Quebec City and Montreal in the darkness of winter and have a window seat on the side facing southward, you are treated to what might be described as a terrifying thrill ride while sitting still on a siding.

The story behind Carré Cameron

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Carré Cameron is not actually a square but a U-shaped street named in honour of British explorer Verney Lovett Cameron (1844-1894).

Born in Radipole, in Dorset, England, Cameron joined the Royal Navy in 1857, served in the Abyssinian campaign of 1868, and worked for a considerable time on the suppression of the East African slave trade.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Creative Commons - Public Domain

January 15, 1859 – The Morning Chronicle

First World War artifact donated to Musée des Voltigeurs

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

One day while Helen Meredith was tidying up the desk of her father, Clive Meredith, she came across an odd-looking little object that she quickly realized must have great historic value. She consulted her dad, who suggested they offer it to this newspaper’s current editor, in hopes of finding it a suitable home.

An eco-friendly toothbrush – is there such a thing?

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Let’s continue our year-long adventure to help save the planet, by changing our habits one week at a time....

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