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Together, celebrating difference

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Photo: Danielle Burns

The concert Ensemble, nous sommes Québec (Together, we are Quebec) held at the Capitole theatre on February 26, less than a month after the shooting at the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre, was a declaration of friendship towards all Quebecers despite our origins and differences.

Tempêtes & Passions present a taste of Viennese operettas

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Chapelle du Musée de l’Amérique Francophone was the perfect place for an afternoon of music from operettas performed by Tempêtes & Passions. The audience was treated to a taste of Viennese music as well as pastries typical of the Austrian city provided by Paillard, a local pastry shop on Rue Saint-Jean.

Update on petition for bilingual traffic signs on Quebec roads

Arrêt. Sens Unique. Ralentir. Conduisez prudemment. If you’re an Anglophone driver and you’ve found yourself disoriented by these signs, you’re not alone. A petition calling for the province’s traffic signs to be made bilingual has nearly 7,000 signatures.

Salon Expo Habitat full of inspirations for your home

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Photo: Lise Lafond

If you need to build, buy, repair, renovate, move or sell your house, or just because you love to go to see all the new ideas about building and decorating a home, the Salon de l’Habitat was the place to go.

EQLC rewards fitness and healthy eating

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

February is Heart Month. At the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre, to encourage students and staff to be more active, Julie Bélanger, the school’s organization technician, held weekly noon-hour fitness classes.

Valcartier students prepare for Canada’s 150th birthday

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Photo: Jayne Doddridge

Cycle 2 teacher Paul Barker and his class recently put together beautiful sculptures of Canada’s 150th (using blocks of coloured ice) and a Canadian maple leaf in front of Valcartier Elementary school. The school's teaching staff are doing different activities with the children during the year.

Schulich Singers perform at the Chapelle du Musée

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Spine-tingling harmonies and the ringing of water glasses were all a part of the concert put on by the Schulich Singers at the Chapelle du Musée de l’Amérique Francophone last Friday evening.

Remembering Stuart McLean: Canada's storyteller

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Photo: Bruce J. Dynes

About 20 years ago I was doing research for a magazine article on strongman Louis Cyr, the “Quebec Colossus.” I can’t remember how I stumbled upon it, this being before the dawn of Google, but I came across a reference to Cyr in what seemed to be an unlikely source.

Stuart Wright honoured for his 65 years as a notary

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

As we all know, all traffic signs on Quebec highways are solely in French. When driving, do you know what Respectez les feux de voies, Risque d’aquaplanage, Dégel, Ralentir, Allumez vos phares, Voie cahoteuse and Incident voie droite bloquée mean?

The story behind Rue de Sherwood

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Photo: Photo credit: Wikipedia
Situated in a wooded area of Charlesbourg, Rue de Sherwood is named after the former Sherwood Archery Club, founded in 1959 for the purpose of bow and arrow practice. A reception hall destroyed by fire in 1982 was also named the Sherwood Club.