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SOS violence conjugale campaign targets young people

Because violence is not always striking…

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SOS violence conjugale recently launched a campaign aimed at raising awareness among 15-to-25-year-olds about the first signs of psychological violence. Well before the more obvious physical violence, a whole range of behaviours is already at work and paving the way.

The story behind Rue Eugène-Chinic


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Guillaume-Eugène Chinic (1818-1889) was born in Quebec City. At a very early age, probably around 15, he began working for François-Xavier Méthot, who owned a hardware store on Rue Saint-Pierre. Méthot also ran a nail factory, a putty factory and a millstone factory.

In 1844 Chinic married Marie-Anne Leblond of Montreal. They had 12 children, only six of whom survived to adulthood.


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

December 3, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette
New Town

Winter season features diverse shows at Le Diamant

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Photo: Peter Black

A wrestling rematch, an autobiographical trilogy, two circus shows, a sado-masochist masterpiece and a drag queen cabaret highlight the Winter 2020 program for the new Le Diamant performance space.

Irish Heritage Quebec’s Flea Market

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin


Decorations for all seasons, baskets, tableware and more were on offer at the bi-annual Irish Heritage Quebec Flea Market.

Delivering some goodness with this year’s Community Christmas Hamper Campaign

As a first-time official participant in the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign, the South Shore English Network (SSEN) is excited to meet the wonderful organizers and volunteers who have helped and continue to make this event an annual success.

Faux fir for Christmas or a fine pine?

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Are you pining for a spruce, balsam or pine Christmas tree? The scent of an evergreen tree has been said to raise dopamine levels in our brains – the feel-good hormone – because scent is so closely linked to memory. Or are you tired of sweeping up the needles you are still finding under the baseboards from last Christmas? Are you considering a fake tree that fits nicely in a box?

Head in the Cloud: MCQ’s exhibit on the technology revolution

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The digital revolution is changing our lives, for better or worse. It is challenging our concept of privacy and is redefining the labour market. It has changed the way we get information, initiate relationships and consume. It changes everything!” So goes the online introduction to the new exhibition at the Musée de la Civilisation de Québec (MCQ).

Windshield washer fluid


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Photo: Lise Lafond

Everyone who owns a car or truck uses windshield washer fluid. Winter or summer, this liquid is important for a clean windshield and safe driving. But it’s essential during the winter months, when a windshield splattered with road salt or sand and slush can be a real safety hazard.

Robert Gerald (Bob) RYAN

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Robert Gerald (Bob) RYAN

May 23, 1939 – November 17, 2019