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Big snowfall has folks scrambling to dig out cars

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Photo: Peter Black

It was a rude awakening last weekend for those lulled into believing this year’s winter weather has been rather tame.

Are you prepared for the next severe winter storm?

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Quebec is a winter wonderland; snow is needed for many of our outside activities. The Quebec Winter Carnival wouldn’t be the same without snow, and it’s hard to imagine Carnaval without Bonhomme’s Ice Palace. Skiing (cross-country and downhill), snowmobiling, dog-sled competitions – none of these activities would be possible without snow.

Beard or not, Trudeau looks like he’s growing weary of job

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Trudeau walked into a cafeteria on Parliament Hill, only half full at noon with the House not yet in session. He had recently suffered a major setback in his political career, and some would say, in his storied life. He looked like a changed man. People looked up hesitantly from their lunches and greeted him with discreet nods, taking note of the most obvious change: Trudeau had grown a beard.

Join us to celebrate philanthropy in support of a great cause

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On Jan. 29, Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation will proudly host Philanthropy Takes Flight, a unique event to celebrate philanthropy in Quebec City and support projects aimed at improving the care given to the residents and clients of Jeffery Hale Hospital and Saint Brigid’s Home.

The story behind Chemin du Foulon

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikipedia Commons - Public Domain

This road is named after the foulon (fulling mill) where wool was treated to produce a heavy homespun cloth.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Jean Gagnon (2014), Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

January 17, 1820 – The Quebec Gazette
Emigration
London – Ten ships are engaged to convey emigrants from England to the Cape of Good Hope, where they will form a settlement at Algoa Bay [South Africa]. We hope soon to hear that a paper in the English language is published there. How such settlements might flourish if a free trade with all nations was allowed.

How to practise yoga with kids

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Susa Bernard comes from an athletic background: her father was a professional hockey player and she was classically trained in ballet. Five years ago she discovered yoga and loves it for its versatility and ability to tone, stretch and provide mental focus. Bernard recently became a certified yoga instructor and held her first session in September 2019.

Joe Lonergan to launch his latest book, A Natural Affair

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Local author and retired teacher Joe Lonergan is ready to launch his second book, A Natural Affair. Readers may recall his first book – Shamrocks in the Maples – which was published in the fall of 2014.

The Winter Carnival requested snow … and got tons!

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

It seems our town had been having a “mild” winter thus far, so the Quebec Winter Carnival, along with its mascot Bonhomme Carnaval, asked Mother Nature for snow and ice. And they got tons of both, thanks to the freezing rain and the blizzard that hit the province in a double whammy on Jan. 11 and 12.

Feds give $500,000 for Impérial Bell theatre upgrade

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Photo: Peter Black

One of Quebec City’s most antique theatres is getting the most modern production technology as part of a million-dollar upgrade.