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Laval hands Carabins second loss with overtime thriller

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

David Côté’s overtime 12-yard field goal was all the Université Laval Rouge et Or football team needed to squeeze out a 18-15 win over the Université de Montréal (UdeM) Carabins on Oct. 7. It’s the second time this year that the Rouge et Or beat the Carabins, after a September meeting.

Mud and sun for the CQSB Cross Country Run

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
More than 500 runners from 12 schools raced through the Base de Plein Air de Sainte-Foy on a muddy Saturday morning. To the sound of chairman Stephen Burke’s voice, led by head organizer Claire Arseneau, hundreds of students, staff and family members participated in the 22nd Central Québec School Board (CQSB) Cross Country Run on Sept. 29. 

O Cannabis: Will Oct. 17 bring reefer madness or mild buzz?

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There’s not much of a body of precedent for what’s going to happen on Oct. 17. When exactly was the last time a government in Canada took such a quantum leap towards a more permissive society as will occur when the sale and consumption of marijuana become legal?

Wellness Centre activities in full swing!

Wellness Centre activities are already in full swing this autumn. There is something of interest to every age and life stage. Visit the Wellness Centre’s website at wejh.ca and follow the links under Programs and Activities for information about Community Wellness, Family Matters, the Caregivers’ Circle, Healthy Seniors and the SNACS program for teens and young adults with disabilities.

Ford versus Kavanaugh: The battle for the soul of America

The United States is now in a state of cold civil war. The Supreme Court justice nomination process is tearing the country apart. The divide between both sides of the political spectrum widens every day.

Irish Heritage Quebec gives guided tour of St. Patrick’s Cemetery

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On Sept. 30, as part of the Journées de la Culture, John O’Connor (background) gave a tour of St. Patrick’s Cemetery on Chemin Saint-Louis in Sillery, attended by some 20 people.

Memorials and Things of Fame

October 5, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

The story behind Rue Triquet

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain
This street honours Paul Triquet, V.C. (1910-1980),  an officer of the Royal 22e Régiment, born in Cabano, Quebec.

Triquet enrolled in the Canadian Army in 1927 and participated in the Italian campaign during the Second World War.

Celebrate Quebec at the Valcartier Family Centre

The Valcartier Family Centre invites anglophones to celebrate Quebec and its culture on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Valcartier Family Centre (Building 93) in Shannon.

Maison Pollack rots while city tests powers

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Photo: Peter Black
Winter is coming and Maison Pollack, one of the city’s distinctive architectural landmarks on Grande Allée, with its six towering white columns, remains abandoned, exposed and crumbling.  

A celebration of song with La Grande Fête Lyrique!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Guy Lessard, one of the founding members of Tempêtes et Passions, gathered 26 of the greatest professional lyrical singers in the Quebec City region for La Grande Fête Lyrique, presented at the Chapelle du Musée de l’Amérique Francophone on Sept. 24.

André Rieu’s Johann Strauss Orchestra waltzes into the Videotron Centre for spectacular performance

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra didn’t quite waltz into the Videotron Centre on Sept. 26 – they “marched” in to the tune of “Seventy-six Trombones,” surprising members of the audience as they progressed down the aisles from the back of the large arena, that was almost as packed as it was for the Paul McCartney concert the previous week!

VEQ presentations provide a wealth of information to newcomers

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Over 30 newcomers to Quebec City gathered in the Coin Soleil of Jeffery Hale Hospital on Sept. 27 for the Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) Quebec Health 101 Guide and Winter in Quebec City presentations.

Fédération de l’Âge d’Or du Québec hosts seventh annual salon

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Photo: Lorie Pierce
For anyone over the age of 50, Expo-Cité was the place to be from Sept. 28 to 30, for the seventh annual Salon FADOQ presented by the Fédération de l’Âge d’Or du Québec. The Réseau FADOQ, formerly called the Fédération de l’Âge d’Or du Québec, is the largest seniors’ organization in Canada, with 516,000 members in 16 regional groups. 

HMCS Montcalm welcomes new commanding officer

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On Sept. 22, HMCS Montcalm held a change of command ceremony. On this occasion, Commander Patricia Girard took over the reins from Lieutenant-Commander Guy Boulet. Captain(N) Étienne Landry presided at the event and acted as reviewing officer during the parade.

Marché public de Sainte-Foy to get permanent structure

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Photo: Artist’s rendition courtesy of Ville de Québec

The Ville de Québec announced on Sept. 28 that the Marché public de Sainte-Foy will be redeveloped over the next two years. Despite the work planned in the area, the market will continue to operate on the current site during the construction.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. – What You Need to Know About Advance Medical Directives. The Wellness Centre, Lifelong Learning and Éducaloi will host a community information session at the Eastern Québec Learning Centre, 3005 Rue William-Stuart. To register, contact Jan Anderson at the Wellness Centre at [email protected] or call 418-684-5333, ext. 1539.

Iona Whishaw launching new Lane Winslow mystery

Please join mystery author Iona Whishaw as she launches her newest Lane Winslow mystery, A Sorrowful Sanctuary, at La Maison Anglaise (Place de la Cité, 2600 Boul. Laurier), on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m.

St. Patrick’s High grad Edward Godin finally sees CFL action

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Photo: courtesy of the BC Lions website

The first St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish football program graduate in the Canadian Football League (CFL), Edward Godin, is finally seeing some action with the BC Lions. Godin dressed for his first game on Sept. 14, against the Alouettes in Montreal.

Laval football, women’s rugby teams feast on Concordia Stingers

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Photo: Kyran Thicke-Université Laval

The Université Laval football and women’s rugby teams had a double date with the Concordia University Stingers over the past weekend in Montreal. Instead of having a crush on them, the Rouge et Or handed the Stingers two crushing defeats.

Lady Lions rugby sevens team have a perfect Sunday

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Photo: Luc Lang

The CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence Lady Lions rugby sevens team was back on the pitch Sept. 30, on the Charlesbourg campus of Cégep Limoilou. It was a fantastic weekend for the Double Blue.

The Lady Lions got three wins in the three games they played during the second day of Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) conference action.

Paul McCartney delivers a magical evening at the Vidéotron Centre

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Paul McCartney had the audience at the Vidéotron Centre in the palm of his hand for a magical two-hour-30-minute, non-stop show on Sept. 17. The indefatigable former Beatle performed his and their greatest hits and many new songs from his new solo album, Egypt Station.

Let’s assume Québec Solidaire became really populaire

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(The following is SATIRE; it is meant to be ridiculous.).

QUEBEC (Staff), Nov. 13, 2018
Québec Solidaire (QS) co-spokespersons Manon Massé and Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois were sworn in today as co-spokesministers-among-equals of Quebec at a simple ceremony in a downtown soup kitchen.

Wall Street boldly going where no markets have gone before

The unofficial barometer of the U.S. economy, the Dow Jones Industrial Average index, was fast approaching the 27,000 milestone when it closed at an all-time high of 26,743.50 this past Friday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index is also venturing into record territory, closing at 2,929.67 on the same day, a few points shy of the 3,000 landmark.

Memorials and Things of Fame

September 27, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

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Université Laval research project seeks English-speaking volunteers

The CHU de Québec has reached out to the English-speaking community for help in validating a cognitive screening tool they are developing in order to refine diagnoses for patients suffering from memory problems.

The story behind Rue de la Beauce

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Photo: Google Maps
This street is named in honour of a section of the Chaudière-Appalaches region that extends southeast of the city of Lévis to the Canada-U.S. border. 

The towns of Saint-Georges, Sainte-Marie, Beauceville and Vallée-Jonction are located on the banks of the Chaudière River, which flows through this picturesque valley to the St. Lawrence River.

Curtain comes down on successful Quebec City Film Festival

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
From silent movies and old Western films to modern animation and virtual reality, there was something for all cinema enthusiasts at the 2018 Quebec City Film Festival (QCFF). For 10 days, they watched unique works of art and classic movies, and even had opportunities to enter a post-apocalyptic world or participate in a go-kart race on the giant screen in Place d’Youville.

Step through time to the Magic Lantern

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The Quebec City Film Festival is full of surprising presentations. It is not only about film showings but also about culture, music and heritage. On Sept. 22, the public were invited to take a step back in time, earlier than talkies and silent films. They were in for a unique show of the American Magic Lantern Theatre (AMLT) at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. 

OSQ opens the season with a magnificent concert

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

To open the 2018-2019 season, Fabien Gabel and the musicians of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ) presented a concert of symphonic works by Russian composers Alexandre Borodine, Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Rachmaninoff on Sept. 19.

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