January 21 2015 Edition

News Digest January 21 2015



Issue January 21, 2015


Giant lampshades brighten Avenue Cartier

Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

In the heart of the Quartier des arts, Avenue Cartier is aglow every evening with the light from 17 pairs of giant lamps. Thirty-four works of art now illuminate the full length of Avenue Cartier from Grande Allée to Chemin Sainte-Foy. Switched on for the first time last Friday evening, the lights will remain on until mid-March or later.

Champlain–St. Lawrence Campus welcomes Edward Berryman

Photo: Photo by Cassandra Kerwin

Champlain Regional College (CRC) recently welcomed its new campus director, Edward Berryman, to head Champlain-St. Lawrence Campus in Quebec City.

Will Bill 10 amendments save our institutions? Perhaps not

While leaders in Quebec's English-speaking community were cautiously optimistic in early December that amendments to Quebec's health reform would allow the community to maintain an acceptable level of input and control over their institutions, that hope is fading as the Commission on Health and Social Services reconvened on January 16 to continue the clause-by-clause review of Bill 10.

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Quebec City to help rebuild Haitian firehouse

Photo: Photo by Ruby Pratka

In less than a minute, a city of over four million people was almost completely razed to the ground.

It was January 12, 2010, just before five o'clock in the afternoon, when an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 occurred just outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti. As many as 300,000 people were killed by falling debris, and 1.5 million lost their homes.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
The ice-cone at Montmorency Falls has already formed and a decided rush of visitors, when the weather becomes somewhat milder, cannot fail to be the result.

The story behind Rue Emerson

Photo: Photo by Bill Cox

Rue Emerson is named after Ralph Waldo Emerson, the famous American intellectual, lecturer, and poet. He was a sought-after speaker and author of many notable essays, the first of which was "Nature," in 1836.

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity takes a bold musical direction

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Photo: Luc-Antoine Couturier

All mélomanes aboard! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of its designation in 1989 as a National Historic Site by the governments of Canada and Quebec, the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity has unveiled an exciting series of concerts featuring local musicians.

Last one to leave the party: the lyrical world of Jane Ehrhardt

Photo: Kasia Borkowska

When Jane Ehrhardt took to the stage at the atmospheric Café Babylone last Saturday night, she might have been in your living room, sharing a story and a song. Unassuming and affable, she introduced herself in her unmistakably Anglophone sing-song accent and, just like that, she had the audience engaged.

New jazz series kicks off at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: Mitch Vandenborn

Claude Lavergne says jazz can be a bit like hockey: there are established rules that all the players know, but the action doesn't always play out according to the rules.

Last Thursday, at the first event in the Jazz Series, a new monthly series at the Morrin Centre, Lavergne and two other local musicians treated the audience to a spirited performance.

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