January 31 2018 Edition

Evening of spiritual contemplation honours victims of January 2017 mosque shootings

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

January 31,1868 – The Morning Chronicle

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

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.

Bonhomme opens Quebec City’s 64th Winter Carnival

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Crowds of people gathered at Bonhomme’s Ice Palace in the Zone Loto-Québec on Jan. 28, under a clear and sparkling sky, as the seven duchesses along with Bonhomme and dignitaries held a worthy inaugural party. The event included the première of BlackOut Design’s Odyss: Land of Ice light and sound show.

VEQ transportation to encore performance of The Philanthropist

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Voice of English-speaking Québec will provide free bus transportation from Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier and Shannon to CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence for the performance of The Philanthropist on Saturday, Feb. 3.

* Departure at 5:30 p.m. from Valcartier Community Centre (1743 boulevard Valcartier).

* Departure at 6 p.m. from Shannon City Hall (50 rue St-Patrick).

Burns Supper served up with Angus beef, music, dance and poetry

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Kilts, bagpipes and haggis … who could ask for more on Robbie Burns Day? Last Saturday evening, the 78th Fraser Highlanders, Fort St. Andrew’s Garrison, Quebec City, provided all this and much more at the Hôtel Château Laurier Québec. 
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