January 6 2016 Edition

OBITUARY: Jean-Paul L’Allier (1938-2016)

Jean-Paul L’Allier

Former Quebec City Mayor Jean-Paul L’Allier died on Tuesday, January 5, following a brief illness. A civic funeral will be held on Saturday, January 9, at 2:00 p.m. at the Basilica-Cathedral Notre-Dame de Québec. There will be a limited number of seats available to the public.

News Digest January 6 2016




Issue January 6, 2016


A grand New Year’s Eve on Grande Allée

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Grande Allée was the place to welcome in the New Year last Thursday evening. It was standing and dancing room only (no cars allowed) between Hôtel le Concorde and the National Assembly.  

Skating on the Plains of Abraham

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Open since December 16, the big skating rink on the Plains of Abraham has been attracting many. Four hundred metres in circumference and seven metres across, the refrigerated rink is located on the playing field in front of the Musée des Beaux-Arts du Québec.  

Furry Helpers from St. Lawrence College

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Photo: Karen Diaz

In November, the “Furry Helpers” – Elyssa Tousignant, Noémie Asselin, Lyann V.Gravel, Karine McKenna and Karen Diaz – a group of St. Lawrence College (SLC) students in the P.W. Sims Business program, organized a fundraiser and a walkathon at a local shelter for homeless animals called Les Fidèles Moustachus. 

My restricted driver’s licence


Invitation to the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong


The Voltigeurs de Québec extend an invitation to veterans or descendants of members of the Royal Rifles of Canada to a ceremony that will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the Manège Militaire (Armoury) of the Voltigeurs de Québec. 

Memorials and Things of Fame


The story behind Rue Lockwell and the Quebec Arena

Photo: Bill Cox

Rue Lockwell, a short residential street in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste district, is named in honour of Joseph-Camélien Lockwell, a Quebec City businessman and cigar maker and, from 1908 to 1918, a City alderman. 

The spirit of giving is alive and well in Quebec City

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
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