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Fighting Irish junior girls capture regional rugby banner

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Photo: Luc Lang

Two teams from St. Patrick’s High School competed in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) girls’ rugby sevens championships on June 3.

Barbecue season is in full swing

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Photo: Joanne Kyvetos
Burning charcoal is one of those iconic summer aromas. It’s in the air, that distinctive smell as the charcoal heats up, the caramelized drop of sauce that fell from the grill last time. Your mouth waters as your brain goes into overdrive wondering if you have enough gas in the tank to cook the meal. 

Godin becomes the first St. Pat’s football player in the CFL

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Photo: Kyle Clapham - BC Lions

He did it! Edward Godin, a standout defensive lineman with the Université Laval Rouge et Or football team, made the cut and is a member of the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

With that, Godin becomes the first football player from the St. Patrick’s High School program to make it to the CFL.

Quebec High School hands out annual sports awards

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Photo: QHS Facebook page
The Quebec High School athletic department handed out annual awards on June 5 to the student-athletes who distinguished themselves with the Blazers sports teams. QHS has teams in basketball, rugby, soccer and ultimate frisbee. 

A member of both the basketball and soccer teams, Noah Sweeney was named male athlete of the year.

Quebec City braces for G7 demonstrations

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Photo: Peter Black
G7 leaders may be meeting in the scenic Charlevoix 150 kilometres away, but people and businesses in Quebec City are bracing for the impact of at least three separate demonstrations on June 7, 8 and 9. 

Quebec approves two new English schools for CQSB

Merged high school and new elementary school serving South Shore

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Photo: Ministre de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport

Central Quebec School Board (CQSB) chairman Stephen Burke says “there hasn’t been anything like this in the English community in the last almost 70 years.” What this is is the announcement of not one, but two brand-new English schools in the Quebec City area.

Canada targets pickles and bourbon in Trump’s trade war

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The first casualty of war, the saying goes, is truth. So what is the first casualty of a trade war? Well, that’s trickier.

Memorials and Things of Fame

June 6, 1868 – The Morning Chronicle
A One-Horse Discussion 
An amusing conversation took place on the communication of Mr. Baillarge, recommending the appropriation of $120 for the purchase of a horse for the Fire Department.

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue de l’Ancienne-Cartoucherie

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Photo: Google Maps
Rue de l’Ancienne-Cartoucherie was named in honour of the former Dominion Arsenal that was located in the Saint-Malo industrial park in the 1940s. 

The MCQ highlights 175 years of police service in Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Quebec City has had an impressive police force ever since it was founded in 1843. To celebrate the Service de police de la Ville de Québec’s (SPVQ)’s 175th anniversary, the Musée de la civilisation (MCQ) and the City of Quebec present Badge of Honour.