ELAN offers a Penny for your thoughts in Three Pines

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Photo: Bobbi Jo Hart

Louise Penny, author of the award-winning series of murder mysteries featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, delighted her YouTube audience with a rare and intimate chat on Feb. 12, during the first Author Conversations episode of We’re All In This Together, a series of online events organized by the English Language Arts Network (ELAN).

CAQ government yet to get on board with tramway project

Photo: Ville de Québec

Chances are when Quebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume announced his grand tramway plan in March 2018, he didn’t imagine that his biggest obstacle would turn out to be political, rather than engineering.

Freedom of speech being questioned on many fronts

Someone in our household is receiving emails from a notorious figure in Donald Trump’s insurrection escapade. Such unsolicited missives would normally go straight to spam, but somehow the messages from Senator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) are getting through.

The story behind Avenue Juchereau


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Avenue Juchereau is named in honour of Antoine Juchereau Duchesnay (1740-1806), the sixth seigneur of the Manoir de Beauport and the son of Antoine Juchereau Duchesnay and Marie Françoise Chartier de Lotbinière.


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

February 15, 1821 – The Quebec Gazette
Quebec Harmonic Society

'Turner and the Sublime' finally arrives at the MNBAQ

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Much to the delight of art lovers, the Turner and the Sublime exhibit, originally scheduled to open at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) last October, is finally open. The delay, predictably, was caused by the pandemic.

'Xin Nian Kuai Le' – Happy Chinese New Year!

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Anyone who thinks the Christmas holidays are long has never celebrated Chinese New Year! The Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, has a different date every year according to the lunar calendar. The festivities to welcome the year of the Ox start with a feast on Feb. 11 and last for two weeks, ending with the lantern festival on Feb. 26.

Snow basketball - a new Winter Olympic sport?

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Photo: Peter Black

Basketball might not immediately come to mind as an outdoor winter sport, but this young man found a snow-friendly ball with which to shoot hoops in Parc Victoria last weekend.

Lost and found fence features missing winter foot and finger wear

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Photo: Peter Black

Missing a glove, a mitten or a boot? This impromptu array of lost and found winter wear was spiked on a fence along the Plains of Abraham. It seems to be a winter tradition in the city for people to display lost items in the hope that they might be reunited with their owners.

Straight from the horse’s mouth


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Photo: Lise Lafond

No one really likes to go to the dentist; some people get nervous just thinking about their next visit. Even if going to the dentist is not the most popular rendezvous, these visits are necessary to maintain our oral health.

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