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FIS Cross-Country World Cup Final back in Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin from QCT archives

It was recently announced that the International Ski Federation (FIS) Cross-Country World Cup Final will be back in Quebec City on the Plains of Abraham. The Quebec Winter Events Corporation, Cross-Country Canada and Gestev confirmed the return of the cross-country skiing elite to Quebec City from March 17 to 19, 2017.

Hôtel de Glace now open at Valcartier Village

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Aldo and Holly go a-carolling

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Bilingualish today, not so French tomorrow?

You are invited to a Burns Supper

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Upcoming Quebec Art Company events

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Memorials and Things of Fame

The story behind Rue Saunders

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Photo: Bill Cox

Valcartier bids farewell to John Neilson

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Photo: Allison Kirkwood

Festi Lumière at Aquarium du Québec

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Photo: Rachel Collet

Hommage à Vienne, a salute to 2017

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Baby walruses are bright lights at the Aquarium du Québec

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Photo: Rachel Collet

An era seen through poetry and song: Local writer remembers Leonard Cohen

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Quebec City named North America’s Best Winter Wonderland

The joys of winter on the Plains of Abraham

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Photo: NBC

Métis-sur-Mer acquires Point-Mitis Lighthouse

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Photo: Ladd Johnson

Sweet revenge for the Laval women’s basketball team

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Photo: Mathieu Tremblay, Université Laval

Christmas Hampers delivered right on time for the holidays

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Thanks to hundreds of willing volunteers, hundreds of grocery-filled boxes were delivered on December 17 to less fortunate families and individuals in the Quebec City area. After days of collecting, sorting and packing, the boxes were loaded up in volunteer drivers' cars, vans and, as you can see by the photos, even in Canada Post and UPS trucks, free of charge!

Youth Leadership Forum: We Are One at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Students from four local high schools gathered at the Morrin Centre on December 13 to celebrate the year of hard work they had put into a multi-school project. Since the launch of the Youth Leadership Forum: We Are One project at the Centre on February 1, 2016, the students have been working together and learning about various realities of life experienced by their fellow citizens. 

Confederation Christmas in London

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Like it or not, you are going to be hearing and reading an awful lot about Confederation in the next year. It is, after all, the sesquicentennial of the country. So please indulge this space as it gets an early jump on Confederation excitation. Still, it is a seasonal tale, and one of significance to Quebec Anglos.

Cinéma Le Clap marks its 30th anniversary

with a screening of La La Land

On December 13, Robin Plamondon, general director of Cinéma Le Clap, invited members of the media to celebrate the movie theatre's 30th anniversary with a sneak preview of the much-awaited La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.

Kevin O’Farrell honoured at IHQ’s Annual Meeting

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Irish Heritage Quebec (IHQ) held its Annual Meeting in McMahon Hall on December 12. 

President Joe Lonergan listed the principal elements of the organization's significant accomplishments during the past year, including its monthly presentations and numerous other activities. Treasurer John O'Connor then presented the IHQ's 2015-2016 financial report,  

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the QCT!

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Photo: Marcus Musgrove

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph journalists Kasia Borkowska, Cassandra Kerwin, Catherine Musgrove, Shirley Nadeau, Danielle Burns and Peter Black, as well as Catherine Mills-Rouleau, Bill Cox, Rachel Collet, Juanita Craig, Dan Gilbert and Luc Lang (not present when photo was taken), plus editor and publisher Stacie Stanton, general manager Taylor Ireland, reviser Mary Hilton, administration a

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue Solstice

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Photo: Bill Cox

This street is named after an astronomical event that occurs twice each year (in June and December) as the Sun reaches its highest or lowest point relative to the Earth's celestial equator. The seasons of the year are directly connected to both the solstices and the equinoxes.

St. Patrick’s Music students end the year on a high note

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The auditorium of St. Patrick's High School was overflowing with family, friends and alumni who gathered for the annual Christmas music concert on December 14. Music teacher David Parker led student musicians and singers in holiday tunes and classic rock. Proud parents cheered and took photos and videos of the performances throughout the evening.  

Quartier Petit-Champlain celebrates Christmas

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Place Royale and the streets in the Petit-Champlain district in the lower town of Old Quebec are bustling with activity in the days leading up to Christmas. Until Christmas Eve, children can meet Santa Claus and have their photo taken with him in his kingdom at Parc Félix-Leclerc, choirs will be roving the neighbourhood, and many costumed characters can be seen.

The King’s Singers at the Palais

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Photo: Catherine Musgrove

With snow lightly falling outside, skaters gliding across the rink in front of the Palais Montcalm, and Christmas lights twinkling in the trees, it seemed fitting that inside the warmth of the concert hall there would be Christmas tunes cascading from the stage. And ... where else would you expect the King's Singers to perform but in a palace?

The OSQ brings Hollywood movies to the concert hall

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Music lovers of all ages went to the Grand Théâtre de Québec for Hollywood en Famille II last Thursday and Saturday evening. Assistant conductor Nicolas Ellis led the musicians and choristers of the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec (OSQ) in a selection of music from the soundtracks of classic Hollywood films.   

Sybil Mary (Montgomery) DACRES, 1923 - 2016

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Sybil Mary Dacres, beloved wife of the late Willis David Montgomery, passed away peacefully at the CHUL, on November 24, 2016, at the age of 93. She lived in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier. 

The funeral service was held on November 28, 2016, at St. Andrew's United Church in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier.

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