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What do you see when you look at those white fluffy clouds?

A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Have you ever lain on your back on the green grass, looking at slow-moving white clouds, letting your imagination soar, trying to find animal shapes while the clouds pass across the bright blue sky?

Have you ever gone on a hike, gazed at a rocky mountain and seen a face appear? Or maybe, when in the woods, you’ve seen familiar shapes like a heart-shaped stone?

Have you seen the Carnival yeti yet?

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Martin Ernst and Mathieu Fecteau are professional ice sculptors with a passion for life. When the weather dips below zero, they work as sculptors for the Hôtel de Glace (Ice Hotel) in Valcartier Village.

Entertainment is Zooming along!

With so many performance venues still closed due to public health regulations, entertainment organizers are becoming very creative with their programming. Here’s a brief list of who’s Zooming or YouTubing what.

Quebec City marks fourth anniversary of mosque shooting

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Photo: Screenshot from YouTube

Jan. 29 marked the fourth anniversary of the mass shooting at the Grande Mosquée de Québec, where six men were killed and many others injured in one of the deadliest acts of gun violence on Canadian soil. The I Remember January 29 Collective organized a ceremony to honour the victims and survivors, held outside the Centre culturel islamique de Québec (CCIQ).

Too soon? Will hope spring eternal as virus numbers drop?

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Are you a vaccine vial half-full kind of person? These days optimism is almost blasphemy. Perhaps a little perspective is required.

There is such a fog of bickering, whining and recrimination, much of it politically motivated, about when and how much COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped to Canadian provinces and territories in the coming months.

‘We’re All In This Together’ with ELAN

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Photo: Photo courtesy of ELAN

The English Language Arts Network (ELAN) recently announced that New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny will join them for their first online Author Conversations episode of We’re All In This Together on Feb. 12 at 6 p.m.

Discover winter fun and find the elves at the Domaine de Maizerets

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Photo: Danielle Burns

The Domaine de Maizerets is a large inner-city park spread out over 27 hectares with hiking trails throughout its natural and landscaped areas. A lookout tower near the Avenue d’Estimauville entrance gives visitors a 360-degree view of Quebec City, the Baie de Beauport and the park.

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue Jules-Dallaire

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Photo: Screenshot from Lépine/Cloutier website

This street is named after real estate entrepreneur Jules Dallaire (1938-2006), who was born in Sainte-Rose-de-Watford and established himself in Quebec City in 1956.

MEMORIALS and THINGS of FAME

Researched and compiled by Lorie Pierce, [email protected]

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

February 1, 1871 – The Morning Chronicle

J.A. Moisan celebrates its 150th anniversary with new owners

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

North America’s oldest grocery store, located in the heart of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighbourhood, has welcomed customers since 1871. J.A. Moisan reopened under new ownership on Jan. 11, just in time for its sesquicentennial.

It was most appropriate that a journalist from North America’s oldest newspaper, now in its 257th year, pay the new proprietor a visit.