December 11 2019 Edition




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


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

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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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

December 12, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

Vibrant Voices share Christmas carols, cookies and cider

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.

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