January 9 2013 Edition

Idle No More gathers peacefully at Centre Laurier

Photo: Marie White

The second public demonstration in Quebec City to support Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence's hunger strike and the Idle No More movement was held on January 5 in the main hall at Centre Laurier. On December 21, supporters, including Huron-Wendat Grand Chief Konrad Siouï, had met at the CBC Radio Station on St.

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle


Keeping colds and flu at bay


For over a month, I have been trying to shake off what I thought was a cold. What appeared to be a persistent and painful chest cold ended up being full-blown influenza. The majority of people tend to term a common cold the flu. There are some similarities but influenza truly does knock you out.

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient: Fred Cribb

Photo: Fred Cribb

Fred Cribb was presented with a Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal during a ceremony held at the Cap Rouge Golf Course in September 2012. The medal was presented by Senator Suzanne Fortin Duplessis, aided by RCMP constable Stéphan Ouellet.

Crashed Ice has many citizens of Old Quebec seeing red

Photo: Amanda Halm

Louis Germain, the president of the Comité des citoyens du Vieux Québec, hopes that 2013 will be the last year for the Red Bull Crashed Ice event as it causes too much inconvenience to those who live and work in the Old City near the "crash" site. This will be the eighth consecutive year the event has been held in Quebec City.

Boy George brings in the New Year

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Happy New Year!

Big air expected at the Snowboard FIS World Championships

Photo: Gestev

The mountain is coming to the city with the arrival of the 10th Snowboard FIS World Championships to be held in downtown Quebec City and Stoneham Mountain Resort for the first time from January 15 to 27. It's kind of a big deal, especially for cool kids who like to board. The competitions will be broadcasted in 100 countries.

A glacial beauty: Ice Hotel open for business

Photo: Ruby Pratka

Anyone hoping to stay a night at Quebec's Ice Hotel when it opened on January 5 was out of luck. All of the available suites-architectural works of art carved into tons of snow and ice-were booked, according to hotel management. But that didn't stop hundreds of curious visitors from exploring the hotel, its wedding chapel, cocktail bar and ice-climbing wall.

Through the Red Door

Does your son or daughter act out their favourite characters? Do they do great impersonations of their teachers? Are they forever producing shows and plays? Are they shy, and this bothers them? Then it's time to join the Red Door Drama School and embark on a journey into the world of curiosity, make-believe and risk taking.

Stride for Stride

With what we called Production Day slowing to a halt, I was handed what I called the Blue File (classified ads and the like) for editing. As I opened that file, I was saddened to see the notice of the death of Louise Howard, and after some minutes, I knew I had to write this...

I never knew Louise Howard well; indeed I have only a few memories of her.

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