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CHU Foundation Gala de Boxe fast approaching

The Gala de Boxe Challenge XPN for the Fondation du CHU is only a week away and the boxers are working hard to be ready for their upcoming matches.

The event will take place on the evening of May 31 and the afternoon of June 1 at the Colisée de Loretteville with over 20 male and female matches on both boxing cards.

Security perimeter erected around church

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

Traffic on Grande Allée in front of Église Saint-Coeur-de-Marie will be restricted for an indefinite period due to the erection of a large security perimeter around the front of the church. City officials say there is no immediate risk of the 100-year-old building collapsing but, further to a judge’s decision, a security perimeter of concrete blocks was ordered built as a precaution.

Community Calendar

Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. – Talk on Sleep and Mental Health by Dr. Meagan Daley, psychologist, at CEGEP St. Lawrence’s iA Financial Group auditorium, 790 Avenue Nérée-Tremblay. Free admission and free parking. For more details, visit wejh.ca/mental-health-week.

Who caught that Gaspé lobster?

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Fresh-caught Atlantic lobster is now available in Quebec.

On May 14, members of the media were invited to Ciel! the rotating bistro-bar at the top of Hôtel Le Concorde, to sample some of the fruits (de mer) of lobster harvesters’ labour, deliciously prepared by the restaurant’s head chef, David Forbes.

Curiosities of the Natural World presented at MCQ

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Planet Earth is filled with anomalies. When observed microscopically, a world interconnected by genes, atoms and time can be discovered. This notion is at the heart of the latest exhibit at the Musée de la Civilisation de Québec (MCQ), Curiosities of the Natural World. After stops in Asia, the North American première took place in Quebec City. The exhibit will be open until Jan. 5, 2020.

Great Famine Voices Roadshow 2019 traces Irish families

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

People want to know about their families’ origins and cultures – it’s only natural. Ads for Ancestry.ca and DNA identification packages have gone viral. Information from old records and newspapers is being digitized and made public. Yet there are still many more names, details and stories to discover.

Liberal campaign slogans: Should sunny ways go dark?

From: Nill and Holton Consultants
Subject: Campaign
2019 themes
SUPER CONFIDENTIAL

Dear Prime Minister,

Attached please find our research report and focus-group findings regarding Liberal Party strategy for the general election five months hence. This covering letter touches on the salient points of those data.

Headlines from 100 years ago

Quebec warmly welcomes war heroes home

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Photo: Library and Archives Canada, Pa-004912

Quebec City was abuzz with activity 100 years ago at the end of the First World War. Canadian troops arriving home by ship landed first in Halifax, then proceeded by rail to the Gare du Palais in Quebec City. In this way, thousands of soldiers were funnelled through Lower Town on their way home to all parts of Canada.

CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence celebrates student life

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Photo: Vincent-Jean Dubé

The annual CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Socio-Cultural Banquet was held in the iA Financial Group Auditorium on April 25. Club and group members gathered to honour contributions made to student life during the 2018-19 academic year. The student activities department recognized the involvement of many individuals in their respective groups and events.

The story behind Rue Charlebois

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Georges Biard from Wikimedia Commons

This street is named in honour of singer, actor, composer and songwriter Robert Charlebois, born in 1944 in Montreal. With a musical career that spans half a century, he is considered the godfather of Quebec rock.

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