January 12 2011 Edition

Winter Carnival poised for another successful year

Quebec City, January 6, 2011 — For its 57th edition, the Quebec Winter Carnival, in collaboration with Loto-Québec, presents a unique winter experience and invites you to join in the real winter games!

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Spiritual Chronicles

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be celebrated in the Quebec City region from January 16 to 23, 2011. The theme and focal Bible text were first prepared by a group of Christian leaders in Jerusalem, including representatives of the Evangelical Lutheran, Anglican, Roman and Melkite Catholic, Greek, Syrian and Armenian Orthodox Churches.

Repairs underway on Dufferin Terrace to be completed by March


Since August 2010 and continuing until March 2011, Parks Canada will be repairing the southern section of the Dufferin Terrace, located between the Château Frontenac and the Governors’ Walkway. The $4.5 million repairs were made possible through the Canadian government’s Economic Action Plan.

Memorials and Things of Fame for January 12, 2011

The Morning Chronicle

Slip, sliding away!!

Where to go skating, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, snowshoeing and sledding in Quebec City.

Longing for longer daylight

Can’t you feel it coming? The days are getting longer. Those months with the short names, March, April, May and June are on the way and our colds and sniffles are getting better. Now if we could only get at least three consecutive days of sunshine, we’d be all set.

Charter Schools and parental choice

Following my “Commentary on English School System in Quebec” published in the Dec. 15, 2010, Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph and other newspapers, in which I called for the scrapping of the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA), and asking the government to allow for the creation of charter schools, the QESBA responded by attacking my arguments (Gazette, letter, Dec.

Three Americans and a Quebecer in Tibet

Photo: Colin Standish

After one hour of sleep, I haul myself into a minivan at 5:30 am in Kunming, Yunnan, about two and a half hours by air from Lhasa, as my stomach boils and bubbles violently, a bit like last night’s hot pot dinner, where I threw raw meat into a spicy soup.

Remembering our sacrifices in Hong Kong

Photo: Colin Standish

In tiny Stanley village, past the Repulse Bay Hotel, where young Canadians were bayoneted and thrown off steep cliffs, I stand in a Commonwealth military cemetery. I think of a line from Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen that I always heard on Remembrance Day, back home in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, “at the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.”

Arts Matters at the Morrin Centre - An Evening with Christoph Campestrini

Photo: Morrin Centre

As part of its “Arts Matters” programme, the Morrin Centre, in collaboration with the OSQ, is pleased to present a series of intimate talks with internationally renowned artists.

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