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New Simons store slated for West Edmonton Mall

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Just a few months after opening a greatly expanded and renovated store in Place Ste-Foy shopping centre in Quebec City, Peter Simons, CEO of La Maison Simons has announced the store's expansion into Western Canada.

The West Edmonton Mall, North America's largest mall, is the location of the newest Simons store. It will occupy a space of 120,000 sq. ft.

5th Annual Winterfest in Shannon

While Quebec City hosts its 57th Annual Winter Carnival, the Municipality of Shannon will be celebrating its 5th Winterfest this coming weekend. The festivities kick off this Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Centre with the Opening Ceremonies.



Shannon Fire Chief recognized for his 25 years of service

Photo: Danny Neville, Shannon Municipality

At a recent council meeting, the Municipality of Shannon highlighted their Fire Chief Alain Castonguay's 25 years of service. The municipality thanked Castonguay for his many years of loyal service and expressed to him their gratitude for his commitment, involvement and dedication in continually improving the quality of fire protection services in Shannon.

Quebec City’s Alex Poulin scores winning goal in MacPherson Cup

Aurora, ON - With 16 seconds left in sudden-death overtime, Alexandre Poulin dug the puck out from a scramble in front of the net, spun around in the slot, and buried it. His tenacious and timely goal capped the championship for his varsity high school team, the St.

Quebec City Winter Pentathlon and Sportsmen from the past return to the Plains of Abraham

Photo: National Battlefields Commission archives

For a fourth consecutive year, the National Battlefields Commission, is happy to welcome on the Plains of Abraham the Winter Pentathlon, the remarkable winter sports event, being held from January 29 to February 27. And who better than Amédée Fournier, an avid snowshoer from the last century, to inspire these valiant sportsmen and women?

Justine Blaire, Ice canoeing is in the blood

Photo: Michael Bourguignon

Justine Blair isn't one to let a little danger get in the way of a good time. After all, it's in her blood.

Non-recollections of a Christmas past

Conditioned by the season, my first thought in preparing this article was to keep to the theme and write something about the Christmas just past, since it was my first Christmas in Quebec, and nothing like Christmas in Killarney! I soon realized, however, that there is more to my recollections of Quebec and St. Patrick’s than just Christmas.

QAC holds auditions for “Deathtrap”

Photo: Photo and Graphic Design: Ladd Johnson

This spring the Quebec Art Company will be performing “Deathtrap,” a thriller written by Ira Levin, and is holding auditions for the play on Sunday, January 30 (see details in the Community Calendar or visit

Memorials and Things of Fame for January 26, 2011

The Quebec Gazette, Thursday January 25

TO BE SOLD, By WERDEN & MERCIER, at their Store in the Lower-Town of Quebec,