February 1 2017 Edition

Hello! Welcome to my kitchen

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Photo: Joanne Kyvetos

I love to cook … and eat.

My passion for food started more than 30 years ago. I was there for the 35 per cent cream sauce, I slathered my bread with butter and spooned on the sugar, but at some point in life I became reasonable and more health conscious.

City loses its innocence with mosque massacre


As of this writing, early Monday morning, we know nothing about the specific motives of the killer who burst into the mosque in Sainte-Foy and started shooting. There are many questions crying out for answers. But the most difficult has already been answered: Yes, it can happen here.

Claudine Julien is crowned Queen of Quebec City’s Winter Carnival

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Before a cheering crowd on the evening of January 27, Bonhomme Carnaval pulled the final capsule from a barrel and announced that the Duchess of Charlesbourg, Claudine Julien, was Queen of the 63rd Quebec Winter Carnival.  

Miracle & Apocalypse at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

No, it wasn't the end of the world, but it was pretty earth-shaking, as far as theatre is concerned. 

Visions of Community: Part 1

Photo: Mary McCown

History is within ourselves" says Louisa Blair, one of the organizers of the Visions of Community: My First Quebec Memory - and Yours? This three-part mixed-media workshop being held at the Morrin Centre has brought together a diverse group of individuals ready to share their first Quebec memories and histories, both beautiful and painful.

Graffiti artists add colour to Bonhomme’s Ice Palace

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Local graffiti artists are adding a touch of colour to Bonhomme's Ice Palace during this year's Quebec Winter Carnival. Visitors to the Palace can observe and interact with the artists at work over the festival's three weekends. Once complete, each piece will be displayed on the ice walls until they are auctioned off at the end of Carnival.

Big Air structure taking shape in downtown Quebec City

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Photo: André-Olivier Lyra

Work is proceeding apace on the Big Air structure in downtown Quebec City at the Îlot Fleurie which starts next week! This 12th edition of the Freestyle Ski and Snowboard Jamboree runs from February 9 to 12. Crews are hard at work getting everything in place for the Big Air World Cup of the Fédération internationale de Ski (FIS).

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

Historical toboggan slide thrills adventure-seekers of all ages

Photo: Catherine Musgrove

Dufferin Terrace is buzzing with Winter Carnival activities and the main attraction is the historical toboggan slide or glissade. Located on the picturesque boardwalk overlooking the St. Lawrence River beside the world-famous Château Frontenac, the unique slide with three tracks attracts thousands of locals and tourists every year.

The story behind Avenue Socrate

Photo: Bill Cox

Avenue Socrate is named in honour of the classic Greek philosopher Socrates, who was born in Athens circa 470 BC and died there circa 399 BC. He is considered to be one of the founders of Western philosophy even though he never wrote or founded a school.

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