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Quebec City’s German Christmas Market celebrates its 10th year

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Quebec City’s German Christmas Market was officially opened on Nov. 23 to the sound of Bavarian alphorns in front of City Hall. 

VEQ Winds of Change workshop explores moving challenges

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Moving can be challenging, period. Relocating to a new city, province or country brings on a whole set of obstacles. To help newcomers and to offer them information on local services and activities, Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ) held a Winds of Change workshop on Nov. 24 at the Jeffery Hale Pavilion.

La Fabrique recognized for its historic national significance

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

La Fabrique, a large red brick building with its square medieval-inspired water tower at the corner of Boulevard Charest and Rue Dorchester, really stands out in the Saint-Roch district.

This building has a rich history dating back to 1871. For over 90 years, it was the home of Dominion Corset and Creations Daisyfresh, leaders in Canada’s lingerie industry.

Kwahiatonhk!

An exploration of the past, present and future of Indigenous writers

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Photo: Juanita Craig

The sixth edition of Kwahiatonhk! Indigenous Peoples Book Fair took centre stage in Wendake last weekend.
Kwahiatonhk's official opening, however, was held at the Maison de la littérature on Rue Saint-Stanislas on Nov. 23. The downtown venue was also used the following evening for a literary tribute to Yves Sioui Durand.

Quebec is now a Rouge et Or city

Last week, my colleague Peter Black was wondering why Quebec City, the eighth biggest city in population in Canada, could not have success with its pro sports teams.

A visit to the 39th Salon de Noël in Sillery

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The Christmas spirit is spreading through the city. Residents and businesses are decorating their homes and stores. Christmas markets and fairs, such as the Salon de Noël at the Charles-H.-Blais Library on Avenue Maguire in Sillery, are open. Until Dec. 10, the public can admire and purchase works of art, scarves, hats, gloves, toys and more.  

Déclic musique, a new way to enjoy music in Quebec City

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

There is a whole new way for young people to enjoy concert music in Quebec City. Inspired by an initiative of Quebec City’s theater community, Déclic musique is the new subscription formula!

Mustangs stampede over Laval at the Vanier Cup

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Photo: Charity Matheson - USports

In a matchup of the two best university football teams in the country, the number-two ranked University of Western Ontario (UWO) Mustangs were just too powerful for the number-one ranked Université Laval Rouge et Or. When the game ended, the Mustangs had crushed the Rouge et Or, 39-17.

Downy or hairy? That is the question

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts.” - Coleman Cox

Every bird lover comes upon an identification challenge occasionally. Even with all the right information, it is not always easy to identify the right bird between two look-alike species.

Quebec City a favourite literary character

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Quebec City is more than a literary setting, it is also a character in many novels. Our Writings is an all-encompassing event that celebrates Quebec City as the literary inspiration it is. The program includes an online interactive map, a walking tour, two exhibits and a series of events.