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Fur flies at the Salon National des Animaux de Compagnie

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Pet lovers found what they were looking for at the Salon National des Animaux de Compagnie (SNAC), held Oct. 20 and 21 at the Centre de Foires de Québec. Dogs, cats, pet pigs, alpacas, rodents and many other animals were on site, with breeders who were ready and eager to answer questions.

Monique Polak shares tips for bilingual writers

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Photo: Mary McCown

Twenty-one articulate and creative writers crowded College Hall at the Morrin Centre on Nov. 10 for award-winning author Monique Polak’s bilingual writers’ workshop, The Bilingual Mind / L’esprit bilingue. A wide array of linguistic backgrounds was represented – French and English, of course, but speakers of Spanish, Farsi and sign language were also present.

Minor Empire captivates a Quebec audience at Mælstrøm Café

Review

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Photo: Minor Empire via Facebook

How does one review the Northern Lights? Something so beautiful, pure and otherworldly can only be compared to itself; hence the Toronto-based ensemble Minor Empire can only be compared to, well, Minor Empire.

Wedding bells are ringing at the Salon des Mariés

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Photo: Lise Lafond

The 33rd Salon des Mariés de Québec was held at the the Centre de Foires de Québec on Oct. 20 and 21.

Once a couple is ready to tie the knot, what comes next? Is there a guest list for the big day? How many people will be invited? What is the budget? How can couples get help with planning, so the big day is what they always dreamed it would be?

Catherine Dorion, MNA, wants to stay herself

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Photo: Peter Black

"Welcome chez vous.”

In Flanders fields the poppies blow between the crosses …

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Photo: Wikimedia - Public Domain

In Flanders Fields” is a poem written during the First World War by Canadian physician Lt.-Col. John McCrae. He was inspired to write it on May 3, 1915, after presiding over the funeral of friend and fellow soldier Lt. Alexis Hemler, who died in the Second Battle of Ypres.

The tragedy of the Pittsburgh Synagogue

The Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec presents its heartfelt condolences to the families affected by the tragic death of their loved ones and presents its thoughts of compassion to the people wounded in the tragedy that was experienced yesterday (Oct. 27) at the synagogue of Pittsburgh.

What do witches eat?

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Photo: Joanne Kyvetos
When my son was young, he would ask me, “What’s for supper?” I would often answer, “Elephants’ ears, spiders’ legs, snakes’ tails and bats’ wings lightly simmered in a red sauce.” He would lick his lips and find this very funny. 

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 3 to 6 p.m. – Celebrate Halloween on Rue Saint-Jean. Youngsters are invited to go trick-or-treating in stores in the area which have the pumpkin sticker in their window. Free face painting will also be offered in the Passage Olympia.

Dream season continues for Irish juniors

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Photo: Quebec High School via Facebook

St. Patrick’s High School’s Fighting Irish junior football team is continuing its perfect season. Unbeaten in six regular season games, St. Pat’s qualified for the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) Québec-Chaudière-Appalaches final with an impressive 34-0 win over the Centaures from École La Courvilloise of Beauport, on Oct. 27.