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Wellness Centre offers new workshops for families with young children

The Wellness Centre is offering several new parent know-how workshops at the community Wellness Centre for English-speaking families with young children. These activities are free of charge and space is limited, so register early by calling Jan Anderson, community organizer, at 418 684-5333, ext. 1539.

Election 2017: How long will Régis Labeaume reign?

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Régis Labeaume is coming up to a milestone. But he still has to earn it. By December 3 he will have served 10 years as mayor of Quebec City. If the voters of the city grant him the honour of extending his mandate on November 9, he will enter the lobby of the pantheon of the greats at city hall.

Ville de Québec takes steps to acquire Maison Pollack and Îlot Saint-Vincent-de-Paul

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Ville de Québec recently announced it will begin procedures for acquiring, by mutual agreement or by expropriation, the Îlot Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, located at the corner of Côte d’Abraham and Avenue Honoré-Mercier, and Maison Pollack, situated at 1 Grande Allée Est.

Joan of Arc Garden decorated for Halloween

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Joan of Arc Garden on the Plains of Abraham is beautifully decorated for Halloween with pumpkins. Ghostly apparitions are set up around the edge of the sunken garden.

October is the Port of Quebec’s busiest month

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Samuel de Champlain may have his back turned to the Quebec City waterfront, but he couldn’t have helped notice one of the largest ocean-going cruise ships in the world, the Queen Mary 2, tied up to Quay 21, or the strange long-legged Dali Space Elephant, strolling along Dufferin Terrace in front of the Château Frontenac.

VEQ Fall Fest gathers English-speaking community together

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Corn-on-the-cob, hot dogs, bouncy castles, a smoothie bike, face-painting…. What more could anyone ask for at a Fall Fest? Once again the staff of Voice of English-speaking Quebec pulled together a wonderful showcase of community groups, schools, churches and businesses to launch the autumn season. 

Who will do dirty work in a full employment economy?

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Statistics Canada latest census reports more than 770,000 people 85 years of age or older are living in Canada as of 2016. This demographic group grew by 19 per cent since 2011, four times the rate of the overall population. The single fastest growing segment of the population, though, is centenarians – there are more than 8,200 fellow citizens 100 years or over living amongst us.

Legacy: Sometimes good intentions aren’t enough

A review of Jim Napier’s book

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It’s true that Legacy: Sometimes good intentions aren’t enough is Jim Napier’s first novel, but this is not the work of a novice. As Canada’s best crime fiction critic, Napier has produced hundreds of reviews and has a long history teaching creative writing. Legacy demonstrates Napier’s deep love for the mystery genre and his understanding of what makes a great mystery novel.

Memorials and Things of Fame

1867 – The Morning Chronicle
A sailor named Fitzgerald, in company with three others, visited a house of ill-fame on St. Joseph street. Immediately on the entrance, a quarrel commenced between them and several inmates of the house, one of whom is alleged to have been stabbed in the neck.

STREET VIEWS: The story of Rue William-Marsh

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Photo: Bill Cox
This very short street in the Saint-Émile district of Quebec City is named in honour of a successful businessman in the shoe industry. It was around 1888 that William A. Marsh opened a factory to make high quality boots and shoes in the Saint-Roch area of Quebec City. It was located in a large building on Rue Saint-Vallier Est between Rue Dorchester and Rue Narcisse-Belleau.