February 2 2011 Edition

2011 marks the 98th Quebec International Bonspiel

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The men's curling tournament in Quebec City is known for its hospitality and the camaraderie of the players. Many social events are organized throughout the week of competition.

The ice-choked St. Lawrence River as seen from Sillery Hill

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Parks Canada Conference at the Morrin Centre

On Wednesday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m., the Morrin Centre will welcome André Charbonneau, historian at Parks Canada. Mr. Charbonneau will hold a conference in English on the theme Quebec, the Fortified City: The Evolution of Quebec's Defence System in the Colonial Era.

Living in Ordinary Time

Christmas is well and truly over now, and Easter is still a long way away. What are we doing in the church at this time of year? To look at the church calendar, it would seem that not much is happening. Even the Sundays don't have their own names. Many denominations invent special Sundays, but as far as the church is concerned, they really don't count for much.

The Largest Winter Carnival in the World

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Since the beginning of the French colony, the habitants of New France created a rowdy tradition of getting together just before Lent to eat, drink and be merry. The custom of celebrating from the end of January until mid-February has long been popular.

The first large winter Carnival in Quebec City, the world's snow capital, took place in 1894.

Best foot forward: The QAC prepares for another quality production

As the Quebec Winter Carnival celebrated the first weekend of its annual activities, so too did the Quebec Art Company (QAC).

It’s a Small World after all

"Fancy meeting you here! It's a small world." With more people on the move, travelling on vacations, business trips, or simply spending a weekend somewhere, you have more chances of meeting people you know.

It has happened to me several times.

Honest and open school board meetings?

Next week the National Assembly of Quebec reconvenes.

New Simons store slated for West Edmonton Mall

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Just a few months after opening a greatly expanded and renovated store in Place Ste-Foy shopping centre in Quebec City, Peter Simons, CEO of La Maison Simons has announced the store's expansion into Western Canada.

The West Edmonton Mall, North America's largest mall, is the location of the newest Simons store. It will occupy a space of 120,000 sq. ft.

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