January 16 2019 Edition

Glambition! My, how times have changed

Photo: Ed Sweeney

As I walked down the hallway of the Faculté des sciences de l’administration (Faculty of Business) building on the campus of Université Laval, I glanced at all the graduation class photos from the 1930s onward. As the years went by a pattern became clear, and it wasn’t until I arrived at the 1955 class photo that I spotted – Gisèle Cotnoir.

Bonhomme Carnaval’s Ice Palace is coming together

Photos by Jonathan Letellier-Black

Light at the end of the tunnel for VIA Rail upgrade plan?

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If you’ve taken the early morning VIA Rail train between Quebec City and Montreal in the darkness of winter and have a window seat on the side facing southward, you are treated to what might be described as a terrifying thrill ride while sitting still on a siding.

Morrin Centre’s new workshop series is a laughing matter

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Setting up a punchline, using music in stand-up, communicating satire through cartooning, and improvising a funny skit are just some of the things you will learn during the Morrin Centre’s upcoming Laugh Lab series.

The story behind Carré Cameron

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Carré Cameron is not actually a square but a U-shaped street named in honour of British explorer Verney Lovett Cameron (1844-1894).

Born in Radipole, in Dorset, England, Cameron joined the Royal Navy in 1857, served in the Abyssinian campaign of 1868, and worked for a considerable time on the suppression of the East African slave trade.


Photo: Creative Commons - Public Domain

January 15, 1859 – The Morning Chronicle

An eco-friendly toothbrush – is there such a thing?

Photo: Lise Lafond

Let’s continue our year-long adventure to help save the planet, by changing our habits one week at a time....

First World War artifact donated to Musée des Voltigeurs

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

One day while Helen Meredith was tidying up the desk of her father, Clive Meredith, she came across an odd-looking little object that she quickly realized must have great historic value. She consulted her dad, who suggested they offer it to this newspaper’s current editor, in hopes of finding it a suitable home.

Kids code robots at the Morrin Centre


Karin Gomez helps her six-year-old daughter Samantha Moscoso code an Ozobot, which can be programmed simply by drawing colour-coded lines and blocks. The mini-robot changes speed and direction as it follows the colour-coded trail. Both kids and parents enjoyed the experience very much! 


Rwanda: “Do not sit on the graves”


Photo: Ruby Pratka

You’ve heard of Rwanda.

You may or may not have heard of its neighbours (Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo). You may not have heard of a single other African country between Egypt and South Africa.

But you’ve heard of Rwanda.

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