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Savour L’Eggsquise in Eggsquis restaurants

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Photo: Photos by Shirley Nadeau

To highlight their 25th anniversary, Eggsquis, a popular local chain of breakfast restaurants, recently unveiled their new “olfactory logo” – an orange-citrus fragrance called (what else?) L’Eggsquise – soon to be vaporized into the air of branches of their restaurants in Quebec and Ontario.

Stalled in Skaramagas

POSTCARDS FROM EUROPE

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

The port of Skaramagas, on the outskirts of Athens, is an unexpectedly beautiful and welcoming place. People chat and eat falafel in heated tents a few feet from the blue-green waters of the Gulf of Elefsina, which flows out into the Aegean Sea. On the other side of the bay, purple-grey snow-capped mountains rise in the distance.

Crossing Canada: Haida Gwaii

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Photo: Britta Gundersen-Bryden

Now that winter has truly set in, many Quebecers will turn their thoughts to their coming summer vacation. This series usually features train travel. However, as a geographical bookend to a previous column about the Magdalen Islands, the focus this time is Haida Gwaii, the mystical islands (formerly called the Queen Charlotte Islands) off Canada’s West Coast.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

I recently read Peter Black’s commentary: First “Canadian” Christmas [published in the Dec. 18, 2019 edition]. I sincerely believe that it is a must read at this time of the year, for anyone who loves our city and the Plains of Abraham. Peter Black reminded us of the beauty and strength of the people who built our country.

Ste-Foy Elementary holds a Christmas bake-off

A Christmas bake-off took place at Ste-Foy Elementary School on Dec. 19. Families created baked goods that were brought in on the morning of the 19th to be judged later that day for the contest.

A bizarre blizzard at the MCQ

Photo by Danielle Burns

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A “bizarre blizzard” blew through the Musée de la Civilisation de Québec over the holidays even though the weather outside was delightful. The Bellita productions play Bizarre Blizzard featured a singing cast of two and a big – and a small – prehistoric creature. Was it a yeti? An abominable snowman? The last presentation was on Jan. 5 and it's back to school for kids this week.

Carol (Potter) LEVIE

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Carol (Potter) LEVIE

Community Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 9 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Traditional Japanese art techniques: Rieko Koresawa teaches calligraphy, ink painting and origami. The class is open to people aged 8 and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This series of eight free workshops runs every Monday and Thursday until Jan. 30 at the Jeffery Hale Pavilion, 1270 Chemin Sainte-Foy, room 1135.

78th Fraser Highlanders invite you to the Burns Supper

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Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne?”

Most of us recognize the opening lines to “Auld Lang Syne” but how many know that the song was composed in 1788 by Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns? “Robbie” or “Rabbie” Burns was also known as the Bard of Ayrshire and the Ploughman Poet.

Remparts make major roster moves over the holidays

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Photo: Jonathan Roy - QMJHL

The Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) made some transactions over the holidays and, once again, shook up their lineup.

Gone are goaltender Carmine-Anthony Pagliarulo and captain Félix Bibeau (to Chicoutimi), defenceman Andrew Coxhead (to Rimouski), right-winger Édouard Saint-Laurent (to Val d’Or), and defenceman Félix-Olivier Chouinard (to Shawinigan).