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Meet Jonathan Cohen, Les Violons du Roy’s new music director

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The management and musicians of Les Violons du Roy orchestra announced last October that renowned British conductor Jonathan Cohen had been named to the position of music director. This past Wednesday, many music lovers got the opportunity to see him both conduct and perform in his first official concert.  

Anti-racism festival and march held in Quebec City

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Last fall, Nicolas Villamarin and several friends began calling local musicians to organize a festival against racism in Quebec City. 

Penumbral eclipse of the moon

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Photo: Philippe Moussette

Shortly after the full moon rose on Friday, February 10, there was a penumbral eclipse. A full moon in the month of February is also called a Snow Moon, but for four hours that evening, it looked rather a dull grey and became very dark on one side as it passed through a part of Earth’s shadow.

Quebecers unite in memory of victims of mosque shooting

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Thousands of mourners gathered at the historic site of Notre-Dame-de-Foy Church at the corner of Route de l’Église and Chemin Sainte-Foy on the evening of January 30. They took part in a vigil in memory of the victims of the shooting at the nearby Centre culturel islamique de Québec the day before.

Ice-canoe racers battle strong currents and heavy snowfall

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On February 5, some 350 racers crouched by their canoes at the Old Port, wiping away wet snow, waiting for Bonhomme to signal the start of the Winter Carnival Ice-Canoe Race. Crowds gathered at Louise Basin, on the docks along Quebec City’s Old Port and across that river in Lévis.

Claudine Julien is crowned Queen of Quebec City’s Winter Carnival

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Before a cheering crowd on the evening of January 27, Bonhomme Carnaval pulled the final capsule from a barrel and announced that the Duchess of Charlesbourg, Claudine Julien, was Queen of the 63rd Quebec Winter Carnival.  

Shooting at a mosque in Quebec City, at least 6 reported dead and many injured

On Sunday evening, January 29, there was a shooting at the Islamic Cultural Centre at 2877 Chemin Sainte-Foy, near Route de l’Église.

At least five people have been reported dead and two male suspects have been taken into custody.

The Ville de Québec police say they received a call at 7:55 p.m reporting shots fired in the mosque.

Information Session on Applying for Employment with the Federal Public Service


(This is a VEQ-sponsored event) 

 

One week to go until Quebec Winter Carnival

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

So far, the cold, crisp weather has been perfect for Quebec City's 63rd Winter Carnival, which will begin on Friday, January 27, and end on Sunday, February 12. 

Christmas Hampers delivered right on time for the holidays

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Thanks to hundreds of willing volunteers, hundreds of grocery-filled boxes were delivered on December 17 to less fortunate families and individuals in the Quebec City area. After days of collecting, sorting and packing, the boxes were loaded up in volunteer drivers' cars, vans and, as you can see by the photos, even in Canada Post and UPS trucks, free of charge!

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