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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.

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!

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.

Black History Month

Celebrating black Canadians who served their country

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Canadian society is becoming increasingly and irreversibly diverse. As a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, I am proud that the Forces serve as a mirror of our multicultural social fabric, celebrating the diverse cultural backgrounds of those who form its tapestry.

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.

SLC promotes a culture of consent

Without a Yes, it’s a No!

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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.

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.

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