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Anglade’s leadership quest poses challenge to Quebec’s soul

COMMENTARY

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Photo: Dominique Anglade Facebook

Ted Jewell was one of the teachers my father, the elementary school principal, brought home occasionally for dinner. He was a charming, classy fellow whose career goal was to teach English, but whose other passions were music and politics.

CAQ’s Joëlle Boutin takes Liberal fortress

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Photo: CAQ Twitter feed

The loss of the traditionally Liberal riding of Jean-Talon in Quebec City to the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) was not necessarily a surprise, but the margin of victory might have been to political observers.

The story behind Rue Eugène-Fiset

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of Sir Marie-Joseph-Eugène Fiset, who was born in 1874 in Rimouski. He studied at the Rimouski Seminary and Université Laval, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree and an M.D.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

December 12, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette
Inoculation

Vibrant Voices share Christmas carols, cookies and cider

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On the cold afternoon of Dec. 7, passersby and Christmas music enthusiasts found warmth, cookies, cider, and kindred spirits in St. Michael’s Anglican Church in Sillery. The Vibrant Voices/Voix Vivantes: L’Ensemble vocal multilingue de Québec performed Nowell: Christmas Carols from Old Europe.

New Cinéma Le Clap opens in Place Sainte-Foy

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Movie lovers were lined up for the opening of the new Cinéma Le Clap in Place Sainte-Foy on Dec. 6. People of all ages were eager to buy the first tickets, popcorn, goodies and drinks and to try out the brand-new seats in one of the theatre’s 12 screening rooms.

Grand Marché celebrates first Christmas

Photos by Jonathan Letellier-Black

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It’s the first Christmas season ever for Quebec City’s brand-new Grand Marché located next to the Vidéotron Centre

The sweeping two-storey market has been adorned everywhere with colourful and imaginative decorations. Some 35 vendors have set up shop in booths and kiosks especially for the holidays, in addition to the regular 31 merchants who are installed on a permanent basis.

Yes, we know it’s Christmas!

POSTCARDS FROM AFRICA

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

By the time you read this, “Do they know it’s Christmas?” will have joined the musical rotation in every mall, along with “All I Want for Christmas is You,” “Last Christmas (I gave you my heart)” and all the other classics that everyone either loves or loves to hate.

Angela Morgan exhibits Snow, Pearls and Lemonade at Beauchamp gallery

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Colourful works of art by British Columbian Angela Morgan are on exhibit at the Beauchamp gallery on Rue Notre-Dame at the corner of Côte de la Montagne in Lower Town until Jan. 12.

Wrapping up the year

SAVING THE PLANET ONE WEEK AT A TIME

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Photo: Lise Lafond

It’s that season again … decorations are brought down from the attic, Christmas trees are all dressed up and lit with hundreds of lights, and shoppers fill the malls, where parking spaces are harder to find than a needle in a haystack.

With all the holiday hustle and bustle, we must not forget the many ways we can have an eco-friendly Christmas.