Tag Archives: November 17 2021

A lone veteran, distributing poppies to those in the crowd who did not have one, honours the members of the Canadian Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. (Photo by Cassandra Kerwin)

Quebecers honour those who gave so much

Quebecers honour those who gave so much  Shirley Nadeau shirley@qctonline.com Members and veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces gathered in front of the cenotaph on Grande Allée on Remembrance Day,…

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Père Noël waves to hundreds of wide-eyed children. (Photo by Danielle Burns)

Not a bad seat in the house for the Parade des Jouets

Not a bad seat in the house for the Parade des Jouets Danielle Burns danielle@qctonline.com The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped the Parade des Jouets. This year, 1,000 merry derrières sat…

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COMMENTARY: Where there’s smoke, there’s…a challenge to freedom of expression

COMMENTARY: Where there’s smoke, there’s…a challenge to freedom of expression Peter Black, Local Journalism Initiative reporter peterblack@qctonline.com Our local community theatre company mounted a production recently in which most cast…

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The distinctive portico columns and balcony of the Maison Pollack have been removed and will be replaced next year as part of a complete restoration project. (Photo by Peter Black)

Maison Pollack restoration work begins with portico removal

Maison Pollack restoration work begins with portico removal Peter Black, Local Journalism Initiative reporter peterblack@qctonline.com Workers last week removed the rotting portico of the Maison Pollack, with its distinctive white…

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Mayor Bruno Marchand welcomes the new city council, which for the first time will have a majority of women. Four parties won seats on the council. Marchand (front row, centre) is flanked by Transition Québec leader Jackie Smith and Équipe Marie-Josée Savard leader Claude Villeneuve, who will act as leader of the opposition.

Mayor Bruno Marchand and new councillors sworn in

Mayor Bruno Marchand and new councillors sworn in Photos by Peter Black, Local Journalism Initiative reporter peter@qctonline.com…

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Smith takes office at pivotal moment for climate, infrastructure

Smith takes office at pivotal moment for climate, infrastructure Ruby Pratka, Local Journalism Initiative reporter ruby@qctonline.com Transition Québec leader and newly named city councillor Jackie Smith was taking half a…

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In May 2020, Canada Post released stamps to mark the 75th anniversary of V-E Day. This one featured Léo Major. (Photo courtesy of Canada Post)

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Route Léo-Major

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Route Léo-Major Shirley Nadeau shirley@qctonline.com On the eve of Remembrance Day, Premier François Legault announced the official renaming of a street near CFB Valcartier in…

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This LIFE Magazine cover from March 26, 1925, illustrated by C.D. Gibson, shows the cropped hairstyles of “modern” women. Note the price: 15 cents. (Wikimedia Commons – public domain)

Memorials and Things of Fame – November 17, 2021

Memorials and Things of Fame Researched and compiled by Lorie Pierce lorie@qctonline.com   November 18, 1871 – The Morning Chronicle A Juvenile Thief – A legal gentleman of the Lower…

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Régis Labeaume salutes the media in his final press conference as mayor of Quebec City on Nov. 11. He said he was looking forward to a planned “blackout” from public life following the inauguration of his successor, Bruno Marchand. (Photo by Cassandra Kerwin)

Labeaume receives National Assembly honour

Labeaume receives National Assembly honour Cassandra Kerwin cassandra@qctonline.com In the Salon du Maire at City Hall, outgoing mayor Régis Labeaume gave his final adieu to the media on Nov. 11….

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