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Watching cranes change the skyline of Sainte-Foy

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Photo: Bill Cox

For over a year I have been observing, from my balcony, the construction of the Sommet III, a 587-unit high-rise in Sainte-Foy that has changed the skyline. The excavation started Dec. 12, 2016 and construction is expected to end Sept. 1. It is 14 storeys high, not counting four underground levels for the parking garage. It is a very impressive and imposing structure.

Scenes from Winter Carnival

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Photo: All by Cassandra Kerwin

OBITUARY: Maria Warnke IWASZKIEWICZ (1926-2018)

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Maria-Teresa Warnke (née Iwaszkiewicz) died peacefully at Saint Brigid’s Home, in Quebec City, on January 21, 2018, at age 91. She was the wife of the late Jan Warnke and the daughter of the late Zofia Lezanska and the late Jan Iwaszkiewicz.

Maria leaves behind a rich history, a part of which is documented in her mémoire, Dzidzia, which she wrote in Quebec City. Born in

Evening of spiritual contemplation honours victims of January 2017 mosque shootings

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
As part of the four days of activities to commemorate the lives of the victims of the shooting at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec a year ago, a Recueillement spirituel (spiritual contemplation) was held in memory of the victims.

Mosque opens doors one year later

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

On Jan. 29, 2017, the prayer room on the ground floor of the Centre culturel islamique de Québec was a scene of chaos – the red lights of police cars and ambulances flashed through the glass windows, as paramedics worked on the injured and blood seeped into the bright green carpeting. Walls were scarred with bullet holes.

Chinese have taken a shine to Quebec

Premier Philippe Couillard returns to Quebec this week after a seven-day, action-packed, deal-signing, hand-shaking trade mission to China. Photos on the premier’s website give an idea of the exhausting round of meetings, tours and exchanges that the caravan of representatives from 140 Quebec companies undertook in three major cities in China.

Two Westminster Concerts in February at Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity has added two Westminster Concerts to its February programming. Inspired, once again, by London’s St. Martin-in-the-Fields Embassy and Cultural Institutes Series, the cathedral offers concerts organized in partnership with diplomatic missions located in Quebec City and Ottawa.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The story behind Rue de Boston

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Photo: Wikimedia (Common Domain)
This street, located in the Neuchâtel–Lebourgneuf area of Quebec City, is named after the capital of the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Boston is an important industrial, cultural and financial centre in the east of the state.

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:

I noted your story by Bill Cox (“STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue de Xi’an,” Jan. 24, 2018). The terra cotta array was not “funerary art” [in memory of Emperor Qin Shi Huang] but was actually a memorial to the end of war.

David G. Jones, analyst and writer on knowledge and international relations, Ottawa

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