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Moms’ Nite Out: Stop, Swap and Shop ‘til you Drop

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Photo: Mary McCown

Local mothers enjoyed a well-deserved break Saturday afternoon at the Moms’ Nite Out Clothing Swap event hosted by Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ). It was an opportunity to clear out the clutter and upgrade one’s wardrobe, all without spending a dime.

Community groups react to ministerial appointment

English-speaking community groups in the Quebec City area and the Eastern Townships greeted the long-awaited news of the appointment of a provincial minister for relations with the anglophone community with broad optimism late last week.

For Brigitte Wellens, director of Voice of English-speaking Quebec, the appointment of Minister Kathleen Weil is “a long time coming.

St. Lawrence College rugby and hockey news

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Photo: courtesy of St. Lawrence Lions website

With the regular season finished, the Cégep Champlain–St. Lawrence Campus rugby 7s teams are headed to the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) regional championships.

All matches will be played at Cégep Garneau on October 22, starting at 9 a.m. for rugby 7s and women’s 15s. There is no men’s rugby 15s this year in the northeast division.

QHS Blazers and St. Pat’s Fighting Irish teams in regional action

Quebec High School senior boys and girls soccer teams, and the St. Patrick’s football teams were in action this past weekend (October 14 and 15), along with the new Irish hockey team.

The QHS Blazers were involved in the regional soccer championship at Lac Beauport after finishing the regular season in first place.

Canada, It’s Complicated …

After 150 years, we’re starting to get the joke

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Photo: Tom Cochrane
The foundation of our nation is a big fat lie,” was the chorus of the opening song performed by the seven young actors of Canada, It’s Complicated, which was produced at the Morrin Centre last Wednesday evening. 

Memorials and Things of Fame

1867 – The Morning Chronicle
The delegates and members of the Medical Society, accompanied by a number of lady friends, left town to visit the Beauport Asylum. The party filled about sixty carriages. They were received by the proprietors, Drs. Landry and Roy. A very handsome arch of evergreens and flags had been erected at the principal doorway.

Burning discord over measuring firewood

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Photo: JKBrooks85 from Wikipedia Commons

It’s that time of year, freak fall heatwave notwithstanding, when folks so inclined and equipped, fire up the hearth.

Rue William-Bartlett

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Photo: Bill Cox
This short gravelled road was named in honour of William Henry Bartlett (1809-1854), a British artist, born in Kentish Town (now part of London, England), best known for his numerous steel engravings. From 1822 to 1829 he did his design apprenticeship with the architect John Britton. His designs were used to illustrate Britton’s books and those of other London editors. 

Election 2017: Anne Guérette aims to dethrone Mayor Labeaume

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Photo: Peter Black

It’s an intriguing declaration from an architect by profession: “I want to shake the columns of democracy.”

Anne Guérette, 53, holder of a master’s degree in building engineering from Concordia University, faces a mighty challenge in her assault on the pillars of Fortress Labeaume, where she is one of only three outgoing opposition members on the 21-member city council.

Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters rocks Quebec City

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Photo: Natalie Keller

The legendary Roger Waters came to Quebec City this past weekend, October 6 and 7, with two breathtaking performances of the Us + Them tour which took place Friday and Saturday night at the Videotron Centre.