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Toys and games fill the Centre des Foires

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The moment people walked into Hall A of the Centre des Foires at ExpoCité, they saw people playing chess, others dressed in costumes and many kiosks filled with games and toys. Nov. 18 and 19 was the third annual Games and Toys Fair. 

Salon du Ski et des Sports d’hiver marks the start of winter

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Winter is already on our doorstep. Snow has fallen. Ski resorts are blowing snow on the runs. The Place d’Youville skating rink is open. And the Salon du Ski et des Sports d’hiver took place at the Centre des Foires at ExpoCité from Nov. 17 to 19. Some 50 exhibitors were on site to present their latest products, deals and improvements.

High school and college basketball report

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Photo: Luc Lang

Lady Lions remain undefeated
The Champlain–St. Lawrence Lady Lions basketball team is having a strong start to its 2017-18 regular season. On Nov. 17, the Lady Lions took to the road to visit the Gaillards from the Cégep de Jonquière.

Laval to face Western in 53rd Vanier Cup

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Photo: David Moll

In a rematch of last year’s national championship, the Université Laval Rouge et Or once again came through in adversity to earn a spot in next week’s Vanier Cup final by beating the University of Calgary Dinos on their own turf, 35-23, on Nov. 18. It’s also the third time that Laval has won the Mitchell Bowl, formerly known as the Atlantic Bowl.

Rouge et Or stifle Gaiters, improve to 2-1 on season

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger

The Laval Rouge et Or men’s basketball team picked up their second consecutive win of the season after a decisive 89-74 victory over the Bishop’s University Gaiters in RSEQ action at Université Laval’s PEPS Friday evening.

Remembrance Day marked in Valcartier

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Photo: Rev. K. Burgess
For the first time, Valcartier Elementary School hosted an ecumenical Remembrance Day Service at the Community Centre on Friday, Nov. 10.

Winter tire laws have little traction outside Quebec

Quebec has been at the forefront of a number of presumed advances in the march of humanity towards a better world. Universal health insurance, government-subsidized daycare, generous parental leave, collective pension funds, no-fault auto insurance and mandatory winter tires, to name a few.

Hidden English History in Saguenay, part 4: Who owns the graves?

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Photo: Ruby Pratka from QCT archives

Behind a heavy, padlocked door, not far from a Catholic church in La Baie, Que., a community of about 19,000 now part of the city of Saguenay, a small graveyard with a bilingual sign over the door holds the remains of many members of the former company town’s English-speaking community.

The story behind Rue Vincent-Massey

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Photo: Bill Cox
This street in Saint-Malo industrial park is named in honour of the Right Honorable Vincent Massey (1887-1967), the 18th Governor of General of Canada. He was the first Canadian appointed to the post, and from that day the Governor General has always been a Canadian citizen. 

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Photo: from Wikipedia
November 15, 1867 – The Morning Chronicle