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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

I am writing to seek your readers’ feedback on the following question:

What can Canadians do to be better Canadians?
I am seeking this feedback in connection with a book idea I have. The working title of my book is Kiss The Ground You Walk On, Canada and in it I want to convey the message of how we can all be better Canadians.

Vacant lot behind Maison Péan will get its park

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Behind the large stone building known as the Maison Péan, located at 59 Rue Saint-Louis, a field has lain abandoned for nearly 25 years. Its overgrown grass and bushes are an incomprehensible eyesore in the middle of Old Quebec.

Saint Brigid’s Guild honoured for 50 years of devoted service

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Ladies and a few gentlemen of Saint Brigid’s Guild were recognized for their 50 years of devoted service to the residents of Saint Brigid’s Home at a special event held at the home on Sept. 14. 

Metropolis remains epic after 90 years

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Metropolis, a pioneering silent science fiction film made nearly a century ago, is a fascinating, complex film. On the surface, it is about the lower class rebelling against the upper class, while in reality, it is also about control, love, self-discovery and finding common ground between two parties.

Pauline Parmentier wins the Coupe Banque Nationale

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Rackets were swinging, balls were flying and athletes from acound the world ran across the courts of the PEPS at Université Laval. From Sept. 10 to 16, some of the world’s top female tennis players, including four Canadians, reigning Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig and future star and top seed Aryna Sabalenka, competed at the 26th Coupe Banque Nationale. 

The designer behind the Death Star speaks at QCFF

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

When people mention Star Wars, 2001: A Space Odyssey, WarGames, or Close Encounters of the Third Kind, they think about the props, characters, directors, actors and music. The name Colin Cantwell doesn’t necessarily come up. It should. Without him, these movies wouldn’t be what they are.

Champlain-St. Lawrence Lions sports season in full swing

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Photo: Champlain-St. Lawrence Athletics

The 2018-2019 sports season at CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence is well underway.

Hockey: After dropping their first two games of the season against Collège Laflèche and Cégep de Sainte-Foy over the first weekend of September, the Lions men’s hockey team defeated the Cégep de Thetford Filions 5-2 on Sept. 14.

Miners dethrone Capitales for Can-Am League title

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Photo: Luc Lang

Martin Figueroa hit a two-out, three-run home run at the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Sussex County Miners beat the Québec Capitales 6-5 to earn their first ever Can-Am Baseball League pennant on Sept. 15.

Community Calendar

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Sept. 13 to 22 – Quebec City Film Festival/Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec. There are many films in English with French subtitles or in French or other languages with English subtitles. Films shown outdoors (Place d’Youville), in the Palais Montcalm and several other locations. For details, visit fcvq.ca/en.

Keeping fit with Rawfit exercise classes in English

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Those who want to stay in shape but can’t stand the thought of being cooped up inside a gym have a new option in Quebec City. Rawfit focuses on exercises done outdoors, in all kinds of weather – rain or shine.
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