November 1 2017 Edition

Français and English spoken at VEQ’s Language Exchange Café

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Some 20 newcomers to Quebec City gathered to enjoy coffee and bilingual games at the Jeffery Hale Pavilion for Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) Newcomers’ Language Exchange Café on October 26.

SLC students enjoy Arts, Literature and Communication Day

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC) students in the Arts, Literature and Communication (ALC) program had the day off from their regular classes to attend special lectures and activities in English, French, German and Spanish on October 26. It was the first ALC Day!

Traffic driving Quebec City election campaign

As the Quebec City municipal campaign hits the home stretch to the vote on Sunday, November 5, it’s clear one central issue is driving the election: traffic. In each of the debates between the three mayoral candidates, what to do about the capital’s nasty traffic monster has been the issue that draws the most attention, emotion and conflicting ideas.

St. Pat’s lose heartbreaker in football semis; Laval gets title

Photo: Mathieu Bélanger-U Laval

There are scenes in sports that just grab your heart and you can’t help but feel really sad for the kids.

The St. Patrick’s High Fighting Irish seniors played the Carcajous of the Séminaire des Pères Maristes in a division 3 semi-final game on Friday, October 27, at the Cégep Garneau stadium.

The Photo Show and an encounter with Mathieu Dupuis

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The 10th edition of the Photo Show was held at Expo Cité from September 27 to 29. These dates had been in my agenda for a long time.

Lions still in first place after shootout loss

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Photo: St. Lawrence Lions website

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions shot 51 times on the Collège Lionel-Groulx’s net, but that wasn’t enough as the double blue lost 3-2 in a shootout on October 29 in Sainte-Thérèse.

OBITUARY: Marietta L. Freeland


It is with regret we announce the death of Marietta L. Freeland, 96, at Saint Brigid’s Home in Quebec City on October 26, 2017.

The daughter of the late Mary Etta Love and John Anderson Freeland, she was predeceased by her sister Mary Hilda (John) Stephens and brothers John Roy and Andrew Gordon.

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