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The story behind Chemin du Foulon


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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.


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

January 17, 1820 – The Quebec Gazette
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.

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.

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.

The Winter Carnival requested snow … and got tons!

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.

Sister Louise Godin (Ursuline Community)

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Sister Louise Godin (Ursuline Community)

Sister Louise Godin, u.s.o. (Sister Marie-de-Grand-Pouvoir), daughter of the late Hector Godin and the late Amanda Girard, passed away on Jan. 6, 2020 at the Jardins d’Évangéline care home in Beauport, Quebec. She was 102 years of age, and spent 75 years in religious life. She was born in Trois-Rivières.

The wait is over to audition for QAC’s production of Wait Until Dark

Famous thriller play takes to the stage in May

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

The Quebec Art Company is embarking on yet another ambitious theatrical production. Recent shows have taken audiences to a Jewish village in Russia (Fiddler on the Roof ), a revolving set for an English manor (Noises Off ), a seedy New Orleans tenement (A Streetcar Named Desire), and the streets of Jerusalem (Jesus Christ Superstar).

Blazers, Irish basketball teams back on the courts

The high school basketball teams at Quebec High and St. Patrick’s High schools are back on the courts for the second half of the 2019-2020 season.

The St. Pat’s basketball teams played six games last week and the QHS Blazers were back in action against two teams.

Community Calendar

Mondays and Thursdays, from Jan. 7 to 30, 6 - 7:30 p.m. – Traditional Japanese art techniques with local artist Rieko Koresawa as she teaches calligraphy, ink painting and origami. The series of eight free workshops is open to people aged 8+; children must be accompanied by an adult; at the Jeffery Hale Pavilion 1270 Chemin Ste-Foy, room 1135. Materials are provided. Registration is required.

SLC Lions hockey team in RSEQ top three

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Photo: St. Lawrence Lions Athletics

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions are now first in the Northeast Division of the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) hockey league, with a resounding 8-2 win over the Gaillards of Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue on Jan. 11 at the Complexe Sportif Multidisciplinaire de L’Ancienne-Lorette.