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Memorials and Things of Fame

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February 14, 1868 – The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue de l’Abénaquise

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Photo: Google Maps

This street in the Des Châtels borough of Quebec City is named in honour of the French frigate Abénaquise, which was itself named after the Abenaki people, the original First Nations inhabitants of a region which included the St. Lawrence River valley, the Maritime provinces and New England.

First steps forward for anglophone affairs secretariat

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

The newly created provincial secretariat for anglophone affairs held a day-long forum at Concordia University in Montreal on Feb. 16 with representatives of anglophone community groups across the province, with the goal of creating an action plan for the new provincial body.

Going for baroque with the Violons du Roy at the Palais Montcalm

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Les Violons du Roy, directed by Leonardo García Alarcón, an Argentinian conductor specializing in baroque music, gave a breathtaking concert at the Palais Montcalm on Feb. 15.

This is Freedom to Read Week

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Feb. 25 – March 3, 2018 is Freedom to Read Week.

There are many reasons we don’t read; busy lives, the need for new eyeglasses or bad weather could prevent a trip to the library. We take our freedom to read for granted and rarely consider that which we wish to read may be restricted by others.

SLC promotes a culture of consent

Without a Yes, it’s a No!

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Since the explosion of sexual harassment claims and accusations in the arts and entertainment world last year, educating the public about sexual consent has become increasingly necessary.

Trio Immersio perform at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Trio Immersio, a young, energetic and charismatic ensemble from Vienna, Austria, presented a concert featuring works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Maurice Ravel and Bernhard Gander at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on Feb. 17.

A moving dilemma: antiques anyone?

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

What to do when it’s time to move and you have a house full of antique furniture that won’t fit into your new apartment?
Quebec City resident Isabel Sullivan faces that dilemma at the moment. She and her late husband Claude Barry lived in their condo for over 40 years, and now it’s time for her to move into a smaller space.

Community Calendar


Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. – Hearing Loss videoconference with audiologist Lorna Dowson, in room 1123 of the Jeffery Hale Pavilion, 1270 Chemin Ste-Foy, Quebec City. Please register by calling 418-684-5333 ext. 1265.

2018 Olympics: Bronze for Beaulieu-Marchand of Quebec

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Photo: Vincent Ethier/COC

Quebec City skier Alex Beaulieu-Marchand won a bronze medal in the men’s ski slopestyle event on Feb. 18, at the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, becoming the first Canadian man to win an Olympic medal in slopestyle skiing.