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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.


I recently read Peter Black’s commentary: First “Canadian” Christmas [published in the Dec. 18, 2019 edition]. I sincerely believe that it is a must read at this time of the year, for anyone who loves our city and the Plains of Abraham. Peter Black reminded us of the beauty and strength of the people who built our country.

Ste-Foy Elementary holds a Christmas bake-off

A Christmas bake-off took place at Ste-Foy Elementary School on Dec. 19. Families created baked goods that were brought in on the morning of the 19th to be judged later that day for the contest.

Carol (Potter) LEVIE

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Carol (Potter) LEVIE