January 24 2018 Edition

The story behind Rue De Xi’an

Photo: Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)
Rue de Xi’an is named after the Chinese city that has been twinned with Quebec City since 1999. The capital of Shaanxi province in China, Xi’an is a sub-provincial city located in northwestern China. It is the oldest of the Four Great Ancient Capitals, having held the position under several of the most important dynasties in Chinese history.

PM Trudeau hosts town hall at Sainte-Foy high school

Photo: Peter Black

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hosted a round of 20 questions at a public meeting at École secondaire de Rochebelle in Sainte-Foy Thursday, and, except for a sole protester who was quickly hustled out, he had probably the easiest ride so far on his town hall tour. The event was the fourth stop in the prime minister’s cross-country string of open question-and-answer sessions.

Local storytellers reflect on mosque shooting

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Photo: Natalie Keller

One year since the shooting at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec left six people dead, the conversation about what this city wants to be in the future has only intensified.

Feeling insecure about Charlevoix summit

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The last time a divisive, globally loathed, intellectually dubious Republican president, elected with a minority of votes, came to this neck of the Quebec woods, it was, to use a polite f-word, a fiasco of epic proportions. That’s a fact, not an opinion.

Merci Maurice! Muslim groups thank former archbishop

Editors’ note: Former archbishop of Quebec Monsignor Maurice Couture died Jan. 19 at age 91. The QCT received this letter, cosigned by several area Muslim groups, thanking Mgr. Couture for his contribution to interfaith dialogue.

Memorials and Things of Fame

January 25, 1818 – The Morning Chronicle
The vessel Ewretta was reported arrived in London from Quebec, with a cargo of furs valued at £120,000.

Village Nordik welcomes ice fishers at the Bassin Louise

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

People of all ages can try ice fishing at the third annual Village Nordik du Port de Québec at the Bassin Louise.

Helping baby communicate - bridging the gap

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Photo: Mary McCown

I’m all done.” says your baby, but all you hear is “baaahh.” While you try to decipher this code, the situation deteriorates. “Aaghhhh! Wahhhh!” you hear, as you watch the almost-empty bowl of mashed carrots fly through the air and crash on the floor that you luckily haven’t had the chance to mop yet.

Great inaugural evening at the Ice Hotel in Valcartier

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Photo: Allison Kirkwood

Although the Ice Hotel in Valcartier has been open since mid-December, the official opening ceremony and party was held last Friday evening, Jan. 19. The event was well attended by an enthusiastic crowd.

Burns Night in Valcartier a tasty success

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Photo: Allison Kirkwood

Valcartier Elementary School hosted a Robbie Burns evening at the Community Centre on Saturday, Jan. 20. We were treated to great traditional music with James Allen and Martine Hébert, not to mention some of our favourite local musicians Wesley McCoubrey, Jimmy Kelly, Don Kack and Pierre-Antoine Landry.

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