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Hats, Heels and Headpieces at the Musée de la Civilisation

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Early 20th-century fashions are now on display at the Musée de la Civilisation. Ten years ago, the heritage- and fashion-conscious couple Annie and Pierre Cantin donated over 5,000 items of clothing and accessories to the museum, of which 1,800 are part of the Hats, Heels and Headpieces exhibit. On behalf of her late husband, Annie Cantin opened the exhibit on Nov. 28.

Making three meals a day possible for everyone

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Photo: Lise Lafond

It’s the time of year for Christmas hampers. Everyone who has worked on a project like this knows all about the work involved: recruiting volunteers, collecting food, preparing the hampers and delivering these precious parcels.

Dr. Gary Kobinger wins prestigious Manning Innovation Award

$100,000 prize for developing antiviral against deadly Ebola Virus Disease

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Photo: Mary McCown

The Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation recently announced that Dr. Gary Kobinger of Quebec City and his research partner, Dr. Xiangguo Qiu, have won the 2017 Manning Innovation Principal Award for developing ZMapp™, the world’s first Ebola Virus Disease antiviral. The award was presented at the Manning Innovation Symposium held in Toronto on Nov. 30.

Choir brings German Christmas traditions to Vieux-Québec

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

On the first Sunday of Advent, the Choeur Allemand de Québec (Quebec German Choir) got the holidays off to a majestic start with a concert that brought German holiday traditions to life. The concert, appropriately titled Noël en Allemagne, was held in St. Andrew’s Church in Vieux-Québec, just blocks from the bustling German Christmas Market.

Christmas Campaign elves are hard at work, posing for s-Elfies

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Photo: s-Elfie by Diane Kameen

The Community Christmas Hamper Campaign is in full swing. All of the campaign’s elves are hard at work behind the scenes to organize this wonderful annual community initiative.

Les Rouges: A brief history of a longstanding party

Commentary

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Last weekend, as protesters mostly from groups on the far right and the far left clashed outside the Quebec City convention centre, an organization that has occupied the comfortable middle ground of politics for the past 150 years, celebrated its sesquicentennial.

Tension builds as rival protests fill city streets

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

The streets of downtown Quebec City filled with protesters and police on Nov. 25 as rival rallies were held around the National Assembly.

School taxation issue soon to be solved

Following the government’s November 2017 publication of The Quebec Economic Plan and the proposed equalization of taxes paid to English- and French-language school boards, Stephen Burke, chair of the Board of Commissioners of the Central Quebec School Board (CQSB), contacted the QCT to share this good news.

Memorials and Things of Fame

November 28, 1867 – The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Parc Victoria

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Photo: Wikimedia Common Domain
This park in the centre of Quebec City is named in honour of Queen Victoria (1819-1901), who was the longest-reigning monarch of the British Empire, until her great-great-granddaughter Elizabeth II surpassed her in September 2015.