November 7 2018 Edition

Quebec City comes together for victims of Pittsburgh shooting

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Quebec City’s political and faith leaders formed a united front on Nov. 4 during a vigil at City Hall honouring the victims of the shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue. Eleven people were killed and six wounded when a lone gunman entered the synagogue during a service on Oct. 27.

SNACS Book Fair a literary success!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Quebec City’s annual English-language book fair, run for the first time by SNACS (Special Needs Activities & Community Services) Entrepreneurs after eight decades of stewardship by the Quebec City Women’s Club, attracted quite a crowd looking for some extra reading material for the dark and dreary winter months.

Modern parkas a long way from skins and canvas

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Picking a parka may not be exactly the same as choosing a car, but there are some similarities.

First, a parka will be your primary protective apparatus for instances of non-vehicular transit. In other words, if you’re not planning to drive everywhere in the winter cold, you’ll need to wear something to keep your body warm.

New apartment building rising on Grande Allée

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Photo: Peter Black

Nearly 50 years after it was first conceived, a “landmark” apartment building is now under construction on Grande Allée.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

November 6, 1868 – The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue Bethune

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain
This street is named in honour of Dr. Norman Bethune (1890-1939), who was born in Gravenhurst, Ont.
 
In 1914, when the First World War was declared in Europe, Bethune interrupted his medical studies and joined the Canadian Army’s No. 2 Field Ambulance to serve as a stretcher bearer in France.

A voyage Into the Woods with the Phantom of the Opera

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A spooky pre-Halloween concert took place at the Morrin Centre on Oct. 29, featuring songs from such creepy musicals as The Phantom of the Opera, Into the Woods and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Superstar gamer Stéphanie Harvey comes home for special OSQ concert

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Photo: Peter Black

It would seem like an unlikely marriage: the stereotypical hoodie-clad video gamers and the tenue de ville classical music crowd. But the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec (OSQ) thinks it may have a winning combo in bringing together the two divergent worlds for special performances at the Grand Théâtre on Nov. 22 and 23.

Flip Fabrique and the OSQ flip over the Grand Théâtre

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Flip Fabrique joined conductor Fabien Gabel and 81 musicians of the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec (OSQ) for a unique performance at the Grand Théâtre de Québec on Oct. 31. Circus acts mixed with fairy-tale compositions by Humperdinck, Ravel and Stravinsky surprised every spectator, even those familiar with both art forms. 

In Flanders fields the poppies blow between the crosses …

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

In Flanders Fields” is a poem written during the First World War by Canadian physician Lt.-Col. John McCrae. He was inspired to write it on May 3, 1915, after presiding over the funeral of friend and fellow soldier Lt. Alexis Helmer, who died in the Second Battle of Ypres.

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