February 13 2013 Edition

Rigoletto now playing at a Cineplex Odeon theatre near you!


The seventh season of The Met: Live in HD continues at participating theatres across Canada with a new production of Verdi's tragic comedy opera Rigoletto, directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer and hosted by renowned soloist Renée Flemming.

News Digest for February 13, 2013

English News Serving Quebec City since 1764
since 1764, North America's Oldest Newspaper *TM
using the most advanced news distribution method in over 246 years!

Winter Carnival Ice Canoe Race results

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

It seemed like a perfect day out on the ice of the St. Lawrence River Sunday afternoon as 14 teams of Elite Male and another 14 teams of Elite Female ice canoe racers pushed, paddled and dragged their boats from the Bassin Louise to Lévis and back (twice for the men). Another 23 teams in the Sport class also battled their way through the ice.

A big condo in a small neighbourhood

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A group of 13 Sillery residents were so concerned about the construction of a four-unit condominium building on rue Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine that they took the Ville de Québec and the builder to court. The residents consider the large, modern building to be totally out of character with the architectural and historical aspects of their neighbourhood in Sillery.

Conservation plan for hist ic district of Sillery

The Quebec ministry of culture has released its plan for the preservation of Sillery as a heritage site. The Cultural Heritage Act provides that such plans be drawn up for all designated heritage sites in order to protect and enhance Quebec’s cultural heritage.

Chef Jean Soulard gives a conference at the Garrison Club

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

On Wednesday, February 6, the Comité des Arts of the Quebec Garrison Club welcomed Chef Jean Soulard as a special guest to give a conference entitled “The evolution of cuisine in New France.” However, Soulard’s talk was mainly about his 45-year career as a chef.

Memorials and Things of Fame for February 13, 2013


The Morning Chronicle

Annick Papillon begins new session in Ottawa

Photo: Courtesy of the Office of MP, Papillon

The 2013 session of the Canadian Parliament began on January 23, and Annick Papillon, NDP Member of Parliament for the Quebec City region, was back in full swing, serving on two Standing Committees, one involving consumer affairs and the other, veterans’ affairs.

Dr. Kathryn Leake: an Anglophone rainmaker at CHUQ

Photo: Gib McInnis

Dr. Kathryn Leake is an Anglophone living in Quebec City and a post-doctoral fellow of Endocrinology and Nephrology at the research centre of the Centre d'hospitalier universitaire de Quebec (CHUQ). Under the direction of Dr.

Looking for the 100th Object

The identity of English-speaking Quebec in 100 Objects

Photo: Rachel Garber, courtesy of Schwartz’s

What would the face of Quebec’s English-speaking communities look like if 100 objects were “collaged” to create a portrait of it?

Syndicate content