January 18 2017 Edition

One week to go until Quebec Winter Carnival

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

So far, the cold, crisp weather has been perfect for Quebec City's 63rd Winter Carnival, which will begin on Friday, January 27, and end on Sunday, February 12. 

American Story Show pays tribute to the classics

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Photo: Rachel Collet

If you're wondering where your parents were on Friday night, they were probably at the Capitole de Québec dancing the night away to American classics like Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman" and Chubby Checker's "The Twist."

Nuts and bolts of cabinet-making in Canada and the U.S.

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Not that we are lacking in examples of stark differences between the Canadian and American systems of government, but the last week has brought into the spotlight how the two countries are worlds apart when it comes to cabinet-making.

QAC auditions for Norm Foster’s Self Help

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Photo: QAC

After last year's successful production of Norm Foster's Opening Night, the Quebec Art Company (QAC) is returning with another of Foster's hilarious comedies. Arguably Canada's most produced playwright, Foster has written over 50 works since 1983, and the popularity of his style has led to the creation of the Norm Foster Theatre Festival this past year.

Façade of the Boucherie Bégin much improved!

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The former Boucherie Bégin on Rue Saint-Jean has a colourful new look these days, ever since Phelipe Soldevila and Olivier De Serres completed their mural covering the façade of the abandoned building. Last October, the pair of artists were asked to use their talent to improve the look of the neighbourhood. It is only temporary, however, until the building is sold and torn down. 

The story behind Rue Stanley-Cosgrove

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Photo: Bill Cox

Rue Stanley-Cosgrove is named in honour of Stanley Cosgrove, an artist born of Irish and French parentage in Montreal in 1911. Cosgrove studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal from 1929 to 1935.

Moisson Québec in urgent need of volunteers

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Photo: Moisson Québec

Moisson Québec has put out an urgent plea for more people who can offer their help on a regular basis, a half-day or a full day each week, between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Volunteers must be in good physical condition, able to carry boxes of food up to 20 pounds in weight, and able to work in cool temperatures, about 8 degrees Celsius.

Université Laval student agriculture week

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Photo: Rachel Collet

The 42nd edition of the Université Laval "Semaine de l'Agriculture" was held at ExpoCité on January 13, 14 and 15. The theme this year was "From Tradition to Innovation." This free event attracts many people, young and old.  

Where to buy a copy of the QCT in Quebec City

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

We are pleased to announce that the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph may now be purchased in the historic library of the Morrin Centre, located at 44 Chaussée des Écossais in Old Quebec. www.morrin.org  

Canada celebrates its sesquicentennial

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Canada is celebrating its birthday - 150 years since Confederation - in 2017.  Throughout the entire year there will be nation-wide events to mark the sesquicentennial. It's a big word, "ses-kwi-sen-ten-ee-al" in case you were wondering how it's pronounced. 

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