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Laval women’s rugby no match for Ottawa Gee-Gees

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Photo: courtesy of Université Laval

The Université Laval women’s rugby team’s season came to an end when they allowed two quick tries in the final minutes of the first half to the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees on Oct. 26. They could not recover from the deficit and lost the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) final by a score of 40-19.

Royal 22e Régiment marks double anniversary

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Those passing by Place George-V on Oct. 19 took a moment to watch a short military commemorative ceremony. The Royal 22e Régiment marked two important milestones during the ceremony: the 104th anniversary of the founding of the regiment and the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice which ended the First World War. 

Rain or shine, hundreds walk for health with Pierre Lavoie

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On Oct. 20, Quebecers woke up to a rainy, windy morning, not ideal weather for a walk. That didn’t stop over 150,000 people of all ages and abilities from taking to the streets of 75 cities and towns across the province for the 10th annual Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie.

Anglos must deal with no seat in Legault cabinet

Commentary

The easy thing to say would be “les absents ont toujours tort” when explaining why there is no anglophone minister in the new Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government.

Three local ministers in CAQ government

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Photo: via National Assembly

The Quebec City region will have three ministers in the new 26-member, gender-balanced Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) cabinet sworn in on Oct. 18. One of them, Louis-Hébert MNA Geneviève Guilbault, will be vice-premier, minister for public security and minister responsible for the Quebec City region.

Memorials and Things of Fame

October 21, 1868 – The Morning Chronicle

Opéra de Québec’s Werther brings doomed love to life

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Photo: Louise Leblanc

Poor Werther.

The love-lost hero of prolific French composer Jules Massenet’s masterpiece of the same name is, for lack of a more romantic term, crazy for a woman he meets by happenstance and escorts to a ball because her fiancé is out of town. Once her betrothed unexpectedly returns, our hero finds himself hopelessly pining for a shot at wooing her.

The story behind Rue du Bélier

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Photo: via Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain
Rue du Bélier is named after the adult male sheep (the ram). Rams are recognizable by their large spiral horns. Now raised around the world for their wool, meat and milk, sheep were among the first animals domesticated by human beings. Male sheep are called rams, the females are ewes and young sheep are lambs.

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:

Allow me to comment on one of the concerns indicated in the Oct. 10 Chronicle-Telegraph article “Anglo community hopeful, but ‘has concerns’ about new CAQ government.”

Musée de la Civilisation blows out 30 candles

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

For a place that presents exhibits that span millennia, the Musée de la Civilisation de Québec is actually a young place. The museum celebrated its 30th birthday over the past week. For this milestone, it opened its doors to the public and held unique activities from Oct. 19 to 21 – three days to celebrate three decades.