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Basketball and hockey action at St. Lawrence

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Photo: Champlain-St. Lawrence Athletics

The CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence Lady Lions basketball team will go into the Christmas holidays undefeated in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ).

St. Lawrence teams up for the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign

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The 23rd annual Community Christmas Hamper Campaign is in full swing and CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence is working hard to contribute as the Dec. 15 delivery day approaches.

The Marché de Noël allemand opens in Old Quebec

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The 11th annual Marché de Noël allemand opened officially to the sound of gigantic alpenhorns played by a trio of Bavarian musicians in front of Quebec City Hall on Nov. 22. 

The story behind Rue Blanchette

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Photo: Google maps
Rue Blanchette in Cap-Rouge is named in honour of Onésime Blanchette (1856-1951),who was born in Sillery. From 1882 to 1904, he was the business manager for Cooke Brothers, a large Ontario company specializing in the cutting and rafting of timber, a transportation method in which logs are tied together into rafts and then floated down a river or pulled across a body of water.

“What the #hashtag does that mean?”

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Photo: Elizabeth Perreault

CBC’s Peter Tardif and Julia Page facilitated the first in a four-part storytelling series, In the press, held at the Morrin Centre on Nov. 19.

CBC Quebec covers all the stories in the province of Quebec outside Montreal. Peter Tardif, researcher and travelling journalist for CBC, has a big job and he was happy to share what he has learned along the way.

Ford’s attack on Franco-Ontarians hard to explain

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Last fall a headline in this space boldly proclaimed “Franco-Ontarians to get new university.” Well, so much for that.

The joy of giving to the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign

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Our eight-year-old daughter was looking anxiously at the big boxes in the back of the van. Her big brother was earnestly reading aloud the address of the recipient. They were both so excited about the idea of delivering these goodies to strangers.

Memorials and Things of Fame

November 28, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

Gas Light From Wood

QCGN honours community builders

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Photo: Justin Desforges/Upside Photography

Hundreds of thousands of bilingual students across Canada have three stay-at-home mothers from Montreal’s South Shore to thank for their education.

A symphonic video game encounter with the OSQ

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

La Symphonie du Jeu Vidéo, composed by Maxime Goulet for Montreal’s 375th anniversary in 2017, has shone a positive light on the gaming universe. The soundtracks and musical scores of video games are now making their way into concert halls.

SLC’s What The Heck pays homage to musical icons

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Champlain–St. Lawrence Campus students know how to bring down the house! On Nov. 23, the college band What The Heck (WTH) gave the rock and roll, punk and grunge show of the semester in the nearly sold-out amphitheatre. Former band members, friends and family drove all the way from Montreal to pay tribute to punk, pop and soul singers who are no longer with us.

Christmas shopping at the Salon Expo-Cadeaux

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Photo: Lise Lafond
The 18th annual Salon Expo-Cadeaux of the Corporation des Artistes et Artisans de la Jacques-Cartier (CAAJC) was held on Nov. 24 and 25 at the Centre Anne-Hébert in Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier.

Twenty countries represented at the SLC International Lunch

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Upon entering the Student Centre, one could smell the delicious aromas rising from 20 different serving dishes. Champlain–St. Lawrence Campus (SLC) students and staff prepared homemade dishes for the annual International Lunch on Nov. 22, which is free of charge. 

Latest mystery puts Louise Penny at the top of her game

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Winter has come to the village of Three Pines, and Chief Superintendent Armand Gamache finds himself doing battle with the elements, driving along a snow-packed road toward an abandoned farmhouse. It’s not business this time, at least not obviously so. He’s been summoned by a cryptic note to a meeting.

Jules BLANCHET 1925-2018

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The Honourable Jules Blanchet passed away peacefully at the Maison Michel-Sarrazin in Quebec City in his 94th year, on November 15, 2018.

He was the beloved son of the late Gustave Blanchet and the late Rosalie Fortin of Rivière-à-Pierre in Portneuf.

The CWL hosts special event open to the public:

“Inspired by the Spirit, women respond to God’s call”

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The Catholic Women’s League (CWL) of St. Patrick’s Council is hosting a special panel discussion on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m. in McMahon Hall of St. Patrick’s Church, 1145 Ave.

An offering of winter concerts at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity recently announced a series of nine concerts, to be held from Nov. 25 to Feb. 26.

Laval takes home 10th Vanier Cup with 34-20 win over Western

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Université Laval took home its 10th Vanier Cup, when the Rouge et Or cruised to a 34-20 win over the University of Western Ontario Mustangs in the 54th edition of the Vanier Cup, at Stade Telus, on Nov. 24.

It also represents the fourth perfect season in Rouge et Or history, after those in 2008, 2010, and 2013.

Laval’s Mathieu Betts in a class by himself

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Photo: Luc Lang

Mathieu Betts, defensive lineman for the Université Laval Rouge et Or, made U SPORTS history at the All-Canadians Football Awards ceremony, held at the Vidéotron Centre on Nov. 22.

University football played on field of disparity

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The word “parity” is popping up a lot in the pronouncements of sports commentators, in relation to the National Hockey League (NHL).

The gist of the “parity” phenomenon is that, even though the league is only about a quarter of the way into the 82-game schedule, a bunch of teams are making fools out of pre-season prognosticators.

Quebec High School still remembers … 100 years later

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Photo: Maarten Buyck
At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the Armistice was signed, thus ending the Great War. One hundred years later, students at Quebec High School (QHS) paid a very special tribute to the alumni who served in that war.

The wonderful Sears life: a Christmas shopping story

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Photo: Sébastien Clavet

Once upon a Christmas time, shopping malls were the preferred destination to buy all the gifts for your loved ones.

The story behind Rue Braille

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Rue Braille was named in honour of Louis Braille, who invented a system of reading and writing for use by the blind or visually impaired. The system he devised remains virtually unchanged to this day, and is known worldwide simply as braille. 

Memorials and Things of Fame

November 21, 1868 – The Morning Chronicle

Chrystia Freeland visits Quebec City

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Photo: Peter Black

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland made a stop in Quebec City on Nov. 14 on a mission to calm concerns about the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

The Morrin Centre’s 10th annual Literary Feast scores again

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Photo: Dylan Page

On Nov. 15, Quebec City’s English-language cultural hub, the Morrin Centre, hosted its 10th annual Literary Feast. The event, which benefits the centre’s programming and mission, began with a cocktail reception in the magnificent Victorian library, followed by a dinner in the ballroom.

The 2018 Community Christmas Hamper Campaign has started!

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Photo: Diane Kameen

Our fundraising goal for 2018 is $30,000, so we have a long way to go! You can visit the Quebec City Community Christmas Hamper Campaign Facebook page every Thursday and keep track of the fundraising progress. We need non-perishable food donations (canned and packaged goods) as well as volunteers to help sort, pack and deliver the goods on Dec. 12, 13, 14 and 15.

Winter is here and the geese have gone … or most of them

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Photo: Lise Lafond
Canada geese come to our pond in the spring and fall every year, giving us the opportunity to learn so much from these large feathered friends. 

MNBAQ exhibit celebrates 350 years of Quebec art

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The Musée nationale des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ) has breathed new life into the restored Gérard Morisset pavilion, inaugurated in 1933, with its exhibit 350 ans de pratiques artistiques au Québec (350 years of artistic practices in Quebec), which opened on Nov. 14. 

2019 Quebec Winter Carnival will be different … and shorter

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The 2019 Quebec Winter Carnival will be held over 11 days rather than the usual 17. The two parades, scheduled for Feb. 9 and 16, will take place in Upper Town only.

At a press conference held at the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec on Nov. 7, Carnival managing director Mélanie Raymond and consultant Daniel Gélinas revealed details of next year’s parade.

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