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Quest for Quebec’s finest poutine continues

A blast from the past at Pat Rétro

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Photo: Natalie Keller
A visit to Pat Rétro, located on Rue de Bergerville, near the corner of Avenue Maguire in Quebec City, is like a trip back to the 1960s. Although unimpressive from the exterior, take a peek inside and you will be transported into a retro wonderland.

Making three meals a day possible for everyone

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Photo: Lise Lafond

It’s the time of year for Christmas hampers. Everyone who has worked on a project like this knows all about the work involved: recruiting volunteers, collecting food, preparing the hampers and delivering these precious parcels.

High expectations for St. Pat’s hockey program

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Photo: courtesy of St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish hockey team

The St. Patrick’s High School hockey program has reached the halfway point of its first season in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire (LHPS).

The LHPS is the Quebec version of the American prep schools’ hockey leagues, in which players such as Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon played before being drafted and going on to successful NHL careers.

Dr. Gary Kobinger wins prestigious Manning Innovation Award

$100,000 prize for developing antiviral against deadly Ebola Virus Disease

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Photo: Mary McCown

The Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation recently announced that Dr. Gary Kobinger of Quebec City and his research partner, Dr. Xiangguo Qiu, have won the 2017 Manning Innovation Principal Award for developing ZMapp™, the world’s first Ebola Virus Disease antiviral. The award was presented at the Manning Innovation Symposium held in Toronto on Nov. 30.

Choir brings German Christmas traditions to Vieux-Québec

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

On the first Sunday of Advent, the Choeur Allemand de Québec (Quebec German Choir) got the holidays off to a majestic start with a concert that brought German holiday traditions to life. The concert, appropriately titled Noël en Allemagne, was held in St. Andrew’s Church in Vieux-Québec, just blocks from the bustling German Christmas Market.

Christmas Campaign elves are hard at work, posing for s-Elfies

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Photo: s-Elfie by Diane Kameen

The Community Christmas Hamper Campaign is in full swing. All of the campaign’s elves are hard at work behind the scenes to organize this wonderful annual community initiative.

Anglo secretariat lauded, but underfunded

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The man tapped to head the Quebec government’s brand new secretariat for relations with English-speaking Quebecers, needs no introduction, as they say, to the community he is mandated to serve.

William “Bill” Floch comes equipped with a solid set of credentials and connections with anglo Quebec.

Tension builds as rival protests fill city streets

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

The streets of downtown Quebec City filled with protesters and police on Nov. 25 as rival rallies were held around the National Assembly.

Les Rouges: A brief history of a longstanding party

Commentary

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Last weekend, as protesters mostly from groups on the far right and the far left clashed outside the Quebec City convention centre, an organization that has occupied the comfortable middle ground of politics for the past 150 years, celebrated its sesquicentennial.

School taxation issue soon to be solved

Following the government’s November 2017 publication of The Quebec Economic Plan and the proposed equalization of taxes paid to English- and French-language school boards, Stephen Burke, chair of the Board of Commissioners of the Central Quebec School Board (CQSB), contacted the QCT to share this good news.

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