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"Self Help" coming soon!!!

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Self Help is coming soon. With opening night just two weeks away, rehearsals for the hilarious Norm Foster farce are in high gear. The Quebec Art Company production is the second play in a row from the prolific Canadian playwright. Ladd Johnson (left) plays Hal Savage. He and his wife Cindy decide to abandon acting to become self-help gurus.

Comedy icon Don Rickles dies at 90

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Photo: Photo provided by Scott Emery

How a person’s day can change! The morning of April 6 (Tartan Day!), I learned that Don Rickles was booked to play the Smith Center in Las Vegas on February 23, 2018. Being a big fan of Rickles I immediately started looking for flights and a hotel.

JustRun! A fresh new series of races in the Quebec City region

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Just Run International, a group which organizes experiential and cultural running events, recently launched a new season of “fun” races in the Quebec City region. The 5K DéfiChoco kicked off the series on April 15 at Lac Delage, where some 1,500 runners and walkers of all ages participated.

If April showers bring May flowers, what does April snow bring…?

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Spring is here, at least on our calendar… With all this snow, I wonder if Mother Nature has decided to stay in the south?

ImagiNation Writers’ Festival is like a chat with friends

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
It was a dark and stormy night when the eighth annual ImagiNation Writers’ Festival opened at the Morrin Centre on April 6. Eleanor Wachtel, from CBC Radio’s Writers & Company opened the event to a crowded room despite the rainy weather outside. 

Canada: The [dirty] Story of Us

There’s quite an uproar over Canada: The Story of Us, CBC television’s 10-part series on the history of the country, produced to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Register now for Trivia Night at Quebec High School

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It has been a year since the last Trivia battle. This year is heating up to be another evening of fun and games! It is time to test those bits and bytes of knowledge that have been accumulating since last year.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Easter, April 21st: On the afternoon of Holy Thursday, our Roman Catholic citizens as usual made the devotional round of all the churches, which, with the symbolical objects, ornaments and decorations and the crowds of worshippers and visitors presented a gorgeous and impressive

St. Lawrence falls to Lennoxville in RSEQ hockey semi-finals

The defending RSEQ champions, the St. Lawrence Lions are now out of the playoffs.

In the deciding game, played on Monday, April 3, in L’Ancienne-Lorette, the double blue could not trigger any offense. The Champlain-Lennoxville Cougars goalie Sean Julien blocked 28 of 29 Lions shots, and the Cougars erased a 2-0 deficit in the best-of-five series, to beat St. Lawrence College 2-1.

Rue Richard-Turner

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Photo: from Wikipedia Public Domain
Rue Richard-Turner is named in honour of Sir Richard Ernest William Turner. Born into a prominent Quebec City business family, he worked at his father’s grocery and lumber business, rising to partner before the Great War. He later took over the business when he returned from the War. 
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