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Morrin Centre Pick-a-Book a perfect partnership

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Photo: Rachel Collet

The Morrin Centre has implemented yet another initiative to help build literacy skills and encourage a love of reading in children with a Pick-a-Book reading activity. The first session took place on January 21, and they will continue on February 4, February 18 and March 18 at 10:30 a.m. 

78th Fraser’s celebrate Robbie Burns 258th birthday

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

If he were alive today, Robbie Burns would have been very pleased with the supper held in his honour at the Château Laurier last Saturday evening. Eighty people, including many members of the Fort St. Andrew's Garrison of the 78th Fraser Highlanders, gathered to mark the 258th birthday of "the Bard," considered Scotland's national poet.

Political leaders trip over tongues

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Photo: Peter Black

Say what you will about former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper (insert snide or sentimental comment here ... ), he made a determined effort from an early age to learn and speak French. 

New health promotion tools for Quebec City’s English speakers

Getting up-to-date health information in English in Quebec City just got easier. 

St. Lawrence is in business

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Photo: Paul Bleau

Bilingual, resourceful, versatile, efficient! This is how the supervisors of training have described our students in administrative techniques for several years," says Paul Bleau, teacher of the P.W. Sims Business Program at CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence. "If you are looking for help with accounting, marketing, client service, administration ...

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The story behind Rue Renfrew and Holt Renfrew stores

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Photo: Bill Cox

Rue Renfrew pays tribute to George Richard Renfrew (1831-1897), a Quebec fur merchant and businessman. His parents died during a cholera epidemic when he was just three years old, and he was raised by an aunt and uncle in Montreal. 

THANK YOU for helping deliver some goodness

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Photo: Amy Bilodeau

The 21st annual Community Christmas Hamper Campaign (CCHC) has come to a close and once again, thanks to the huge number of volunteers, it was a resounding success. This year, 331 volunteers racked up an impressive 1,245 hours of involvement leading to the delivery of hampers to over 200 households in need in the Quebec City area.

Laughter will keep you warm at the ComediHa! Winter Fest

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

To highlight Quebec City's winter season, ComediHa! recently launched the first winter edition of its comedy festival at the Voûte de la Maison historique Chevalier. From January 26 to February 19, over 150 shows will keep people laughing at seven outdoor locations and on stages in the Quartier Petit-Champlain.

Joël Lightbound speaks about life as a young MP

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Political Science and Debate Club at CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence launched its 2017 season with a splash by welcoming alumnus and MP Joël Lightbound to talk about "The Involvement of Youth in Politics."

Families gather to fish and play at Village Nordik

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Photo: Rachel Collet

The humidity cuts through even the thickest of winter coats, yet that isn't going to stop a diehard fisherman! Or children, for that matter. Several families cheerfully sway their tool buckets as they walk to the fishing hole to set things up for an afternoon of ice fishing at the Village Nordik.

A refugee family builds a new life and looks to the future

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

A year ago, Yara al-Sabea, Samir Dahbar and their two children were stuck in a small apartment in Beirut, Lebanon, like thousands of other Syrian families. Their two teenage children could go to school, but for the parents, there was nothing to do but look back on all they'd lost. 

Mixed reactions to refugee sponsorship moratorium

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Several thousand potential privately-sponsored Syrian refugees waiting in camps in Lebanon and Turkey may have to wait a while longer to get a fresh start in Quebec. 

Université Laval’s 2017 Forest Science Week

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Photo: Lise Lafond

The forest, the root of our inspirations" is the theme of the 38th edition of Université Laval's Forest Science Week. Last year more than 5,000 visitors showed up for this most interesting fair. 

St. Pat’s senior hoops teams start 2017 on a winning note

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Québec Chaudière-Appalaches region of the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) started play in all their sports for 2017 soon after the Christmas break.

Back on the court, the St. Patrick's senior girls' and boys' teams both started the new year on a winning note.

Cox 18th in Marseille; Gagné and Chouinard to coach Top Prospects

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Photo: Bill Cox

Crashed Ice

Quebec City native Steven Cox, the grandson of QCT writer Bill Cox, has started his first 2017 Ice Cross Downhill season, popularly known as the Red Bull Crashed Ice.

One week to go until Quebec Winter Carnival

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

So far, the cold, crisp weather has been perfect for Quebec City's 63rd Winter Carnival, which will begin on Friday, January 27, and end on Sunday, February 12. 

American Story Show pays tribute to the classics

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Photo: Rachel Collet

If you're wondering where your parents were on Friday night, they were probably at the Capitole de Québec dancing the night away to American classics like Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman" and Chubby Checker's "The Twist."

Nuts and bolts of cabinet-making in Canada and the U.S.

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Not that we are lacking in examples of stark differences between the Canadian and American systems of government, but the last week has brought into the spotlight how the two countries are worlds apart when it comes to cabinet-making.

QAC auditions for Norm Foster’s Self Help

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Photo: QAC

After last year's successful production of Norm Foster's Opening Night, the Quebec Art Company (QAC) is returning with another of Foster's hilarious comedies. Arguably Canada's most produced playwright, Foster has written over 50 works since 1983, and the popularity of his style has led to the creation of the Norm Foster Theatre Festival this past year.

Façade of the Boucherie Bégin much improved!

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The former Boucherie Bégin on Rue Saint-Jean has a colourful new look these days, ever since Phelipe Soldevila and Olivier De Serres completed their mural covering the façade of the abandoned building. Last October, the pair of artists were asked to use their talent to improve the look of the neighbourhood. It is only temporary, however, until the building is sold and torn down. 

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The story behind Rue Stanley-Cosgrove

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Photo: Bill Cox

Rue Stanley-Cosgrove is named in honour of Stanley Cosgrove, an artist born of Irish and French parentage in Montreal in 1911. Cosgrove studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal from 1929 to 1935.

Moisson Québec in urgent need of volunteers

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Photo: Moisson Québec

Moisson Québec has put out an urgent plea for more people who can offer their help on a regular basis, a half-day or a full day each week, between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Volunteers must be in good physical condition, able to carry boxes of food up to 20 pounds in weight, and able to work in cool temperatures, about 8 degrees Celsius.

Université Laval student agriculture week

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Photo: Rachel Collet

The 42nd edition of the Université Laval "Semaine de l'Agriculture" was held at ExpoCité on January 13, 14 and 15. The theme this year was "From Tradition to Innovation." This free event attracts many people, young and old.  

Canada celebrates its sesquicentennial

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Canada is celebrating its birthday - 150 years since Confederation - in 2017.  Throughout the entire year there will be nation-wide events to mark the sesquicentennial. It's a big word, "ses-kwi-sen-ten-ee-al" in case you were wondering how it's pronounced. 

Where to buy a copy of the QCT in Quebec City

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

We are pleased to announce that the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph may now be purchased in the historic library of the Morrin Centre, located at 44 Chaussée des Écossais in Old Quebec. www.morrin.org  

Village Nordik set to open at Louise Basin

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Photo: Rachel Collet

While some of us might find the winter season less than enjoyable, the Village Nordik gives residents and visitors a great reason to get outside! From January 19 to March 12, large, inflated igloos will line Louise Basin, where people will feel as if they're visiting a small northern village in the middle of Quebec City!  

Commentary: Reality or pipe dream? The great Nordiques debate

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Photo: Les Photographes Kedl

Je me souviens (I remember) is a slogan that all Quebecers are familiar with. The provincial motto can be seen engraved in stone above the front entrance of the National Assembly and is printed on the licence plates of vehicles registered in this province. It's a catchphrase in this city which is laden with remarkable history. 

Elliott’s Guide to Dinosaurs

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Elliott Seah, a bright, curious ten-year-old dinosaur enthusiast, shares his passion for Paleontology in a fun and informative guide to these fascinating prehistoric creatures. 

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