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St. Pat’s Justin Dumas scores his 20th goal this season

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Photo: Luc Lang

Justin Dumas scored three goals on Jan. 19, while teammate Noah Larochelle added a pair to lead St. Patrick’s High School’s Fighting Irish Under 15 (U15) Majors to a resounding 7-2 win over the Graal of Collège Clarétain of Victoriaville.

Big snowfall has folks scrambling to dig out cars

Photo: Peter Black

It was a rude awakening last weekend for those lulled into believing this year’s winter weather has been rather tame.

Are you prepared for the next severe winter storm?

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Quebec is a winter wonderland; snow is needed for many of our outside activities. The Quebec Winter Carnival wouldn’t be the same without snow, and it’s hard to imagine Carnaval without Bonhomme’s Ice Palace. Skiing (cross-country and downhill), snowmobiling, dog-sled competitions – none of these activities would be possible without snow.

Beard or not, Trudeau looks like he’s growing weary of job

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Trudeau walked into a cafeteria on Parliament Hill, only half full at noon with the House not yet in session. He had recently suffered a major setback in his political career, and some would say, in his storied life. He looked like a changed man. People looked up hesitantly from their lunches and greeted him with discreet nods, taking note of the most obvious change: Trudeau had grown a beard.

Join us to celebrate philanthropy in support of a great cause

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On Jan. 29, Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation will proudly host Philanthropy Takes Flight, a unique event to celebrate philanthropy in Quebec City and support projects aimed at improving the care given to the residents and clients of Jeffery Hale Hospital and Saint Brigid’s Home.

The story behind Chemin du Foulon


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Photo: Wikipedia Commons - Public Domain

This road is named after the foulon (fulling mill) where wool was treated to produce a heavy homespun cloth.


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Photo: Jean Gagnon (2014), Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

January 17, 1820 – The Quebec Gazette
London – Ten ships are engaged to convey emigrants from England to the Cape of Good Hope, where they will form a settlement at Algoa Bay [South Africa]. We hope soon to hear that a paper in the English language is published there. How such settlements might flourish if a free trade with all nations was allowed.

How to practise yoga with kids

Photo: Danielle Burns

Susa Bernard comes from an athletic background: her father was a professional hockey player and she was classically trained in ballet. Five years ago she discovered yoga and loves it for its versatility and ability to tone, stretch and provide mental focus. Bernard recently became a certified yoga instructor and held her first session in September 2019.

Joe Lonergan to launch his latest book, A Natural Affair

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Local author and retired teacher Joe Lonergan is ready to launch his second book, A Natural Affair. Readers may recall his first book – Shamrocks in the Maples – which was published in the fall of 2014.

The Winter Carnival requested snow … and got tons!

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

It seems our town had been having a “mild” winter thus far, so the Quebec Winter Carnival, along with its mascot Bonhomme Carnaval, asked Mother Nature for snow and ice. And they got tons of both, thanks to the freezing rain and the blizzard that hit the province in a double whammy on Jan. 11 and 12.

Feds give $500,000 for Impérial Bell theatre upgrade

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Photo: Peter Black

One of Quebec City’s most antique theatres is getting the most modern production technology as part of a million-dollar upgrade.

Sister Louise Godin (Ursuline Community)

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Sister Louise Godin (Ursuline Community)

Sister Louise Godin, u.s.o. (Sister Marie-de-Grand-Pouvoir), daughter of the late Hector Godin and the late Amanda Girard, passed away on Jan. 6, 2020 at the Jardins d’Évangéline care home in Beauport, Quebec. She was 102 years of age, and spent 75 years in religious life. She was born in Trois-Rivières.

The wait is over to audition for QAC’s production of Wait Until Dark

Famous thriller play takes to the stage in May

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

The Quebec Art Company is embarking on yet another ambitious theatrical production. Recent shows have taken audiences to a Jewish village in Russia (Fiddler on the Roof ), a revolving set for an English manor (Noises Off ), a seedy New Orleans tenement (A Streetcar Named Desire), and the streets of Jerusalem (Jesus Christ Superstar).

Blazers, Irish basketball teams back on the courts

The high school basketball teams at Quebec High and St. Patrick’s High schools are back on the courts for the second half of the 2019-2020 season.

The St. Pat’s basketball teams played six games last week and the QHS Blazers were back in action against two teams.

Community Calendar

Mondays and Thursdays, from Jan. 7 to 30, 6 - 7:30 p.m. – Traditional Japanese art techniques with local artist Rieko Koresawa as she teaches calligraphy, ink painting and origami. The series of eight free workshops is open to people aged 8+; children must be accompanied by an adult; at the Jeffery Hale Pavilion 1270 Chemin Ste-Foy, room 1135. Materials are provided. Registration is required.

Remparts, AAA Midget and Pee-Wee Tournament

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Photo: Jonathan Roy-QMJHL

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League is proud to highlight the remarkable performance of its student-athletes on the ice and at school during the month of December. The student-athlete of the month award promotes excellence and the perseverance of the players.

SLC Lions hockey team in RSEQ top three

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Photo: St. Lawrence Lions Athletics

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions are now first in the Northeast Division of the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) hockey league, with a resounding 8-2 win over the Gaillards of Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue on Jan. 11 at the Complexe Sportif Multidisciplinaire de L’Ancienne-Lorette.

Laval splits pair of games against McGill in RSEQ basketball action

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger - U Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or basketball teams hosted McGill University athletes in a pair of games on Jan. 10 at the Amphithéâtre-Desjardins, in Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) action.

First up, the Rouge et Or women’s team hosted the McGill Martlets.

Celebrating New Year’s Day with 2020 vision

Photo by Shirley Nadeau


A light dusting of snow gives this driver a clear view on 2020! 


Quebec slides into 2020 on a spectacular Toboggan ride

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

The first edition of Toboggan, Quebec City’s new year-end bash, was a smash.

So long, 2019 – a look back at the highs and lows

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

When I was 17, it was a very good year ...” Old Blue Eyes couldn’t have crooned it better. For people of approximately Frank Sinatra’s generation, it’s frightening to realize those who turned 17 in 2019 were born in 2002, the year after 9/11, when the world changed in an awful and dramatic way.

Céline, Charest and the knack for reinventing yourself

Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

I have a confession to make. I am now a bona fide fan of Céline Dion. Let me explain this late-blooming admiration for the superstar pride of Charlemagne.

QCT has cameo in cross-border comedy "Super Troopers 2"

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Photo: Peter Black

You’d have to be quick or lucky to spot it, but the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph has a minor role in a popular comedy feature film that’s been streaming on the Crave movie channel.


Photo: Château Frontenac

January 5, 1820 – The Quebec Gazette

The story behind Rue Faucher


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of Narcisse-Henri-Édouard Faucher, who was born in Quebec City on March 24, 1848. He studied at the Petit Séminaire de Québec and at Collège de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière.

Whooooo made that owl?

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Every year for the past two decades, Miriam “Minum” Blair has added another animal to the nativity scene at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. In addition to a cow, a donkey, a camel, a sheep, a goose and a cat, there is now a wise old owl perched on the end of a choir bench watching over the Holy Family, along with shepherds, wise men and an angel that hovers above them.

St. Lawrence College sprouts a hydroponic garden

Photo: St. Lawrence College

Under the mandate of the Environmental Committee Eco St. Lo, CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence now has an indoor hydroponic garden, a sustainable development initiative. St. Lawrence is the only CEGEP in Quebec City to have such a garden.

Savour L’Eggsquise in Eggsquis restaurants

Photo: Photos by Shirley Nadeau

To highlight their 25th anniversary, Eggsquis, a popular local chain of breakfast restaurants, recently unveiled their new “olfactory logo” – an orange-citrus fragrance called (what else?) L’Eggsquise – soon to be vaporized into the air of branches of their restaurants in Quebec and Ontario.

Stalled in Skaramagas


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Photo: Ruby Pratka

The port of Skaramagas, on the outskirts of Athens, is an unexpectedly beautiful and welcoming place. People chat and eat falafel in heated tents a few feet from the blue-green waters of the Gulf of Elefsina, which flows out into the Aegean Sea. On the other side of the bay, purple-grey snow-capped mountains rise in the distance.

Crossing Canada: Haida Gwaii

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Photo: Britta Gundersen-Bryden

Now that winter has truly set in, many Quebecers will turn their thoughts to their coming summer vacation. This series usually features train travel. However, as a geographical bookend to a previous column about the Magdalen Islands, the focus this time is Haida Gwaii, the mystical islands (formerly called the Queen Charlotte Islands) off Canada’s West Coast.

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