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Nov. 28, 29, 30 at 7:30 p.m. – The Quebec Art Company presents Fiddler on the Roof, stage direction by Patricia Grimaud, musical direction by Bobby Fielding, at the iA Auditorium of CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence, 790 Avenue Nérée-Tremblay. Tickets $25, available online now at Due to popular demand, a special family rate is available upon request.

Handmade gifts to put under the Christmas tree this year

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Christmas is a time of giving, a time when many of us go hunting for the perfect gift for those special people in our lives. This year, we can give handmade gifts without necessarily making them ourselves. A visit to a Christmas market might be just the place to find hand-crafted gifts, made with love by people who are passionate about their work.

Jamie McArthur winner of the 2019 QCWC Mature Woman’s Bursary

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Photo: QCWC

The Quebec City Women’s Club (QCWC) awards bursaries to outstanding women in the Quebec City region. This year the QCWC bursary committee is pleased to announce Jamie McArthur as the winner of the 2019 Mature Woman’s Bursary.

Ten pipers piping . . . for St. Andrew’s Day

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Imagine this scenario – after five turkeys were consumed at the Cathedral Turkey Supper, many of the diners (your scribe included) then trotted down Rue Sainte-Anne to attend the annual St. Andrew’s Day concert hosted by the 78th Fraser Highlanders at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

Turkey Supper served at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Always a tasty event, the annual Turkey Supper held in Carter Hall (next to the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity) drew a capacity crowd again this year. In fact, by 7 p.m. they actually ran out of turkey! The five large birds that were roasted for this event were quickly gobbled up, leaving only mashed potatoes, peas, stuffing and gravy for late-comers.

Whale of a deal: Quebec sinks millions into modern airship project

Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

One of the most riveting clips in the big newsreel of modern history has to be that of the Hindenburg blimp explosion in May, 1937, outside Lakehurst, New Jersey. The “Oh, the humanity” cry of the broadcaster as the gigantic Zeppelin burst into flames and crashed to the ground has become an iconic moment in disaster reportage.

Nov. 15 was National Recycling Day


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Photo: Lise Lafond

On Nov. 15, the Ville de Québec took advantage of the U.S. National Recycling Day to thank residents and corporate citizens and congratulate them for their excellent recycling performance in 2019.

Marc Bieler receives the Medal of the National Assembly of Quebec

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Photo: APCQ Facebook page

Marc Bieler (centre), president of Canneberges Bieler Inc., was presented with the Médaille de l’Assemblée nationale du Québec (the Medal of the National Assembly of Quebec) on Nov. 6 in recognition of his tremendous involvement in the development of the cranberry industry in Quebec.

The story behind Avenue Ernest-Gagnon


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street was named in honour of Ernest Gagnon (1834-1915), folklorist, teacher, administrator and historian. Born in Louiseville, he was from a prominent family of Quebec City musicians.


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Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

November 21, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette
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