January 17 2018 Edition

Bonhomme Carnaval’s Ice Palace soon ready to take flight

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Visitors will have a lot to look forward to when the 2018 Quebec City Winter Carnival opens on Jan. 26. Graffiti artists, led by local artist Phelipe Soldevila, are returning to paint works of art on site at the Ice Palace during the day.

Candles for sale! 60th Winter Carnival Candle Campaign underway

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The seven Duchesses of the 64th Winter Carnival have been in full campaign mode. For the past few weeks, they have sold a record number of candles, even before the campaign’s official launch on Jan. 12.

Olympic hockey now a long way from amateur

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The French, comme d’habitude, have le mot juste to describe something. The case at hand is the word “amateur.”

For those born with an anglo tongue, “amateur” means many things, from the affirmative (“She’s an amateur historian,”) to the less flattering, often referring to one with dubious claims to professional competence (“What an amateur!”).

Secrets of the 1943 Quebec Conference leaked to a German spy?

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Did you know that the secret memorandum of the first Quebec Conference between Churchill and Roosevelt, which took place in Quebec City from Aug. 17 to 24, 1943, was leaked to a German spy a few weeks after the event?

SLC, Cégep Limoilou launch bilingual business program

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin, QCT archives

High school graduates in the Quebec City region who want to study business management will soon have a new bilingual CEGEP program at their disposal, thanks to a new partnership between Cégep Limoilou and CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC).

The story behind Rue Victor-Hugo

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)
This street is named in honour of Victor-Marie Hugo, a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. Hugo is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French writers. Outside of France, his most famous novels are Les Misérables (1862) and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1831).

Memorials and Things of Fame

January 16, 1818 – The Morning Chronicle 

Wellness Centre offering pain control workshops

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If you suffer from chronic pain, you know that it can be challenging, to say the least. Start your new year on a positive note by joining in on a new pain control workshop, to be held at the Wellness Centre over four Tuesday mornings starting Feb. 6, from 10 a.m.

Fire and Ice! Did you hear what happened at the Ice Hotel?

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

A fire broke out recently at the Ice Hotel. That’s right – a fire in a building made of snow and ice. In the early hours of Jan. 9, a candle fell on the bedding of a room occupied by two clients. Members of the staff immediately put emergency measures in place and evacuated the 33 guests before the arrival of firefighters. Guests were later relocated to the nearby Hôtel Valcartier.

St. Lawrence addition to be named Jeffery Hale Student Centre

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Photo: provided by CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence

The new addition at CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence is to officially be named the Jeffery Hale Student Centre. “Without the support of the Jeffery Hale Foundation, this project would not have been possible,” affirmed Champlain–St. Lawrence campus director Edward Berryman. “So it was only fitting that the building will also serve to commemorate Mr.

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