February 19 2020 Edition

Quebec City’s 66th Winter Carnival a picture-perfect event

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin

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Everyone was invited to visit Bonhomme Carnaval at home in his Ice Palace.

 

Another landmark church bites the dust

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

With its steeple now removed, demolition work proceeded in earnest last week on Église Saint-François-d’Assise, on 1re Ave. in Limoilou.

The church has not been used by the congregation since 2012. It is expected it will take about two weeks to level the stone structure, a landmark in the neighbourhood since it opened in 1927.

An “orphan” diagnoses Quebec’s public health system

We are orphan patients and we are legion. “Orphan” is the quaint if somewhat insensitive term for people in Quebec who do not have a family doctor. By family doctor, we don’t mean the Norman Rockwell version who, medical bag in hand, actually makes “house calls” – now that’s quaint.

The story behind Rue Gaëtane-De Montreuil

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikipedia Commons - Common Domain

This street is named in honour of Gaëtane De Montreuil, which was the pen name of Quebec author Géorgina Bélanger (1867-1951). She has been described as being one of the leading early Canadian women journalists. She was born in Quebec City and graduated from the École Normale in 1885.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Gallic Digital Library - Public Domain

February 19, 1820 – The Quebec Gazette
Vocal Concert

Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament action

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament will come to a close on Feb. 23, with finals in five different classes. The 61st tournament saw 120 teams from 20 countries – a new record – step on the ice of the Videotron Centre. For the first time ever, teams from South Korea and Croatia participated in the tournament.

MNBAQ reveals the world of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ) recently opened a new exhibition featuring a selection of outstanding works by history’s most celebrated painter couple, Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. She was a committed artist and female role model. He was Mexico’s foremost muralist painter.

Peewee tourney a dream come true for hockey announcer Luc Lang

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Photo: Justin Patry

He may not be under age 13, and he doesn’t get to skate on the ice of the Videotron Centre, but being the public address (PA) announcer for games in the famous Pee-Wee International Hockey Tournament is still a big thrill for QCT sports reporter Luc Lang.

“Overachiever” Dominique Anglade seeks Liberal leadership

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Photo: Anglade leadership campaign

As the QCT interview with Quebec Liberal Party leadership aspirant Dominique Anglade wraps up, her cell phone rings. It’s her son. She speaks with him briefly in French. She makes another call, this time speaking German.

Ending the call, she answers the reporter’s quizzical look. “It’s my significant other. He’s German.”

Shannon’s Winterfest Saturdays are filled with fun

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Shannon’s Winterfest is back for a 13th edition, and this year it will extend the enjoyment of winter enthusiasts with not one, but four Saturdays of activities, giving residents of Shannon and the surrounding area a unique opportunity to come together to enjoy the pleasures of the season.

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