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Festival de cinéma en famille offers movies for all ages ​

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With March Break just around the corner (no school March 5-9), and thousands of students wondering what to do with their time, what better thing to do than to take in a few movies?

Monastère des Augustines offers music to soothe the soul

Photo: montage provided by the OSQ

La musique qui fait du bien (Feel Good Music) is being offered in the chapel of the Monastère des Augustines, in collaboration with the Monastère and musicians of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ) and Les Violons du Roy, from March 3 to May 7.

Community Calendar

Feb. 23 to March 4 – Pentathlon & Triathlon des neiges on the Plains of Abraham. For details, see    

Expo Habitat: The house in all its forms

It’s starting to look like spring, and it’s that time of year when Quebecers feel the urge to clean, paint and decorate. This was the ideal time to visit Expo Habitat and discover all the information and inspiration needed to make a house a home.

The Canso – Story of one of my more memorable flying experiences

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It was summer of 1951, and my next flight was on board a Canso amphibious flying boat. It would leave at 8:30 a.m. from Knob Lake, 365 miles north of Seven Islands [now better known as Sept-Îles], our destination.

Snowshoeing and ducks at the Domaine de Maizerets

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ) and Be Active Quebec (BAQ) held their fourth annual snowshoeing activity for newcomers on Feb. 17. Some 25 people gathered for the event at the Domaine de Maizerets.

St. Pat’s students deliver heart-warming Valentines

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

As part of St. Patrick’s High School’s “Be Kind” community outreach project, 27 Secondary 1 students celebrated Valentine’s Day by delivering flowers to each of the 350 residents of Le St-Patrick retirement home on Grande Allée.

Acting Out! at the improv workshop

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

You have to think fast to “survive” at an improvisation workshop! Quick, give me a list of your five favourite vegetables. Next! The names of your five best friends. Next!

COMMENTARY: The changing life of magazines: demise vs. digital

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Photo: Peter Black

Graydon Carter is retiring after 25 years as editor of Vanity Fair. Whether or not you are a reader of the flashy, perfume-strip-reeking, scandal- and celebrity-obsessed magazine, this is a journalistic milestone worth noting.

What’s brewing on the education front in Quebec?

I would like to give you some information on what is brewing right now on the education front in Quebec. The Central Québec School Board (CQSB) is presently in its registration period, and some of this information may be important for parents still questioning themselves about registering their children) in an English or French school.