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Dec. 17 and 18 – YES Business Coaching: YES Montreal, in partnership with Voice of English-speaking Québec, offers professional business coaching services in person or online. To book an appointment, call 418-683-2366, ext. 225, or email us at [email protected].

SLC Lions teams have great expectations for 2020

After a magnificent sports season in the fall of 2019, the CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC) Lions teams can look forward to even more success starting in January 2020.

20th Ice Hotel under construction at Village Vacances Valcartier

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Quebecers are always happy to share their love of winter with the world. And what better way for visitors to experience the magic of snow and ice than to spend a night at the Hôtel de Glace (Ice Hotel)? This upcoming edition promises to be more magical than ever. It is all about celebrating 20 Years of Enchantment.

IHQ honours Patrick McKenna for his book on the history of St. Patrick’s High School

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin

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OBITUARY: Donald DACRES

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Donald DACRES
1934-2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Dacres, in Québec City, on December 5, 2019. Loving husband to Claudette Nicole Dacres, he was the son of the late Beatrice Ward and the late Albert Dacres. He lived in Québec City.

The family will receive condolences on Saturday December 14, 2019 at 11:30 a.m., at

Joe Malone to be honoured with a statue at Place Jean-Béliveau

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Members of the media gathered at City Hall on Dec. 5 to witness the unveiling of a model of the work of art honouring Quebec Bulldogs hockey player Joe Malone (1890-1969).

VEQ Holiday Happy Hour sparks generosity for Hamper Campaign

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Photo: Adrian Glanvill

Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) spread festive cheer at the annual Holiday Happy Hour held on Dec. 4 at the Morrin Centre in partnership with the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec.

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.

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