November 21 2018 Edition

Quebec High School still remembers … 100 years later

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Photo: Maarten Buyck
At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the Armistice was signed, thus ending the Great War. One hundred years later, students at Quebec High School (QHS) paid a very special tribute to the alumni who served in that war.

University football played on field of disparity

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The word “parity” is popping up a lot in the pronouncements of sports commentators, in relation to the National Hockey League (NHL).

The gist of the “parity” phenomenon is that, even though the league is only about a quarter of the way into the 82-game schedule, a bunch of teams are making fools out of pre-season prognosticators.

The wonderful Sears life: a Christmas shopping story

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Photo: Sébastien Clavet

Once upon a Christmas time, shopping malls were the preferred destination to buy all the gifts for your loved ones.

Memorials and Things of Fame

November 21, 1868 – The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue Braille

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Rue Braille was named in honour of Louis Braille, who invented a system of reading and writing for use by the blind or visually impaired. The system he devised remains virtually unchanged to this day, and is known worldwide simply as braille. 

Chrystia Freeland visits Quebec City

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Photo: Peter Black

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland made a stop in Quebec City on Nov. 14 on a mission to calm concerns about the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

The Morrin Centre’s 10th annual Literary Feast scores again

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Photo: Dylan Page

On Nov. 15, Quebec City’s English-language cultural hub, the Morrin Centre, hosted its 10th annual Literary Feast. The event, which benefits the centre’s programming and mission, began with a cocktail reception in the magnificent Victorian library, followed by a dinner in the ballroom.

The 2018 Community Christmas Hamper Campaign has started!

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Photo: Diane Kameen

Our fundraising goal for 2018 is $30,000, so we have a long way to go! You can visit the Quebec City Community Christmas Hamper Campaign Facebook page every Thursday and keep track of the fundraising progress. We need non-perishable food donations (canned and packaged goods) as well as volunteers to help sort, pack and deliver the goods on Dec. 12, 13, 14 and 15.

2019 Quebec Winter Carnival will be different … and shorter

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The 2019 Quebec Winter Carnival will be held over 11 days rather than the usual 17. The two parades, scheduled for Feb. 9 and 16, will take place in Upper Town only.

At a press conference held at the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec on Nov. 7, Carnival managing director Mélanie Raymond and consultant Daniel Gélinas revealed details of next year’s parade.

MNBAQ exhibit celebrates 350 years of Quebec art

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The Musée nationale des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ) has breathed new life into the restored Gérard Morisset pavilion, inaugurated in 1933, with its exhibit 350 ans de pratiques artistiques au Québec (350 years of artistic practices in Quebec), which opened on Nov. 14. 
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