November 28 2018 Edition

The Marché de Noël allemand opens in Old Quebec

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The 11th annual Marché de Noël allemand opened officially to the sound of gigantic alpenhorns played by a trio of Bavarian musicians in front of Quebec City Hall on Nov. 22. 

The story behind Rue Blanchette

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Photo: Google maps
Rue Blanchette in Cap-Rouge is named in honour of Onésime Blanchette (1856-1951),who was born in Sillery. From 1882 to 1904, he was the business manager for Cooke Brothers, a large Ontario company specializing in the cutting and rafting of timber, a transportation method in which logs are tied together into rafts and then floated down a river or pulled across a body of water.

The joy of giving to the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign

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Our eight-year-old daughter was looking anxiously at the big boxes in the back of the van. Her big brother was earnestly reading aloud the address of the recipient. They were both so excited about the idea of delivering these goodies to strangers.

“What the #hashtag does that mean?”

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Photo: Elizabeth Perreault

CBC’s Peter Tardif and Julia Page facilitated the first in a four-part storytelling series, In the press, held at the Morrin Centre on Nov. 19.

CBC Quebec covers all the stories in the province of Quebec outside Montreal. Peter Tardif, researcher and travelling journalist for CBC, has a big job and he was happy to share what he has learned along the way.

Ford’s attack on Franco-Ontarians hard to explain

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Last fall a headline in this space boldly proclaimed “Franco-Ontarians to get new university.” Well, so much for that.

Memorials and Things of Fame

November 28, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

Gas Light From Wood

QCGN honours community builders

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Photo: Justin Desforges/Upside Photography

Hundreds of thousands of bilingual students across Canada have three stay-at-home mothers from Montreal’s South Shore to thank for their education.

SLC’s What The Heck pays homage to musical icons

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Champlain–St. Lawrence Campus students know how to bring down the house! On Nov. 23, the college band What The Heck (WTH) gave the rock and roll, punk and grunge show of the semester in the nearly sold-out amphitheatre. Former band members, friends and family drove all the way from Montreal to pay tribute to punk, pop and soul singers who are no longer with us.

A symphonic video game encounter with the OSQ

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

La Symphonie du Jeu Vidéo, composed by Maxime Goulet for Montreal’s 375th anniversary in 2017, has shone a positive light on the gaming universe. The soundtracks and musical scores of video games are now making their way into concert halls.

Christmas shopping at the Salon Expo-Cadeaux

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Photo: Lise Lafond
The 18th annual Salon Expo-Cadeaux of the Corporation des Artistes et Artisans de la Jacques-Cartier (CAAJC) was held on Nov. 24 and 25 at the Centre Anne-Hébert in Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier.
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