January 8 2020 Edition

Celebrating New Year’s Day with 2020 vision

Photo by Shirley Nadeau


A light dusting of snow gives this driver a clear view on 2020! 


Quebec slides into 2020 on a spectacular Toboggan ride

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

The first edition of Toboggan, Quebec City’s new year-end bash, was a smash.

So long, 2019 – a look back at the highs and lows

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

When I was 17, it was a very good year ...” Old Blue Eyes couldn’t have crooned it better. For people of approximately Frank Sinatra’s generation, it’s frightening to realize those who turned 17 in 2019 were born in 2002, the year after 9/11, when the world changed in an awful and dramatic way.

Céline, Charest and the knack for reinventing yourself

Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

I have a confession to make. I am now a bona fide fan of Céline Dion. Let me explain this late-blooming admiration for the superstar pride of Charlemagne.

QCT has cameo in cross-border comedy "Super Troopers 2"

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Photo: Peter Black

You’d have to be quick or lucky to spot it, but the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph has a minor role in a popular comedy feature film that’s been streaming on the Crave movie channel.


Photo: Château Frontenac

January 5, 1820 – The Quebec Gazette

The story behind Rue Faucher


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of Narcisse-Henri-Édouard Faucher, who was born in Quebec City on March 24, 1848. He studied at the Petit Séminaire de Québec and at Collège de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière.

Whooooo made that owl?

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Every year for the past two decades, Miriam “Minum” Blair has added another animal to the nativity scene at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. In addition to a cow, a donkey, a camel, a sheep, a goose and a cat, there is now a wise old owl perched on the end of a choir bench watching over the Holy Family, along with shepherds, wise men and an angel that hovers above them.

St. Lawrence College sprouts a hydroponic garden

Photo: St. Lawrence College

Under the mandate of the Environmental Committee Eco St. Lo, CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence now has an indoor hydroponic garden, a sustainable development initiative. St. Lawrence is the only CEGEP in Quebec City to have such a garden.

Savour L’Eggsquise in Eggsquis restaurants

Photo: Photos by Shirley Nadeau

To highlight their 25th anniversary, Eggsquis, a popular local chain of breakfast restaurants, recently unveiled their new “olfactory logo” – an orange-citrus fragrance called (what else?) L’Eggsquise – soon to be vaporized into the air of branches of their restaurants in Quebec and Ontario.

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