October 31 2018 Edition

Holocaust survivor Eva Olsson shares her life story

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

You could have heard a pin drop in the crowded auditorium of CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence on Oct. 24, as Eva Olsson, renowned author, Order of Ontario recipient and one of the few living Holocaust survivors, talked about her life as a young woman in war-torn Europe in the mid-1940s.

Hello! Bonjour! Halloween riddles and spine-tingling stories

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Photo: Mary McCown

The thick wooden walls protected the ghosts and ghouls from the beautiful evening that lay just outside of La Chope Gobeline. The Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) hosted another bilingual Hello! Bonjour! event on Oct. 25. This time it was a spooky story night at the medieval restaurant on Boulevard René-Lévesque.

FALL BACK: Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4.

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Don’t forget to set your clocks BACK one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night, Nov. 3, or you’ll be an hour early for church (or whatever else you have on your schedule) on Sunday morning – which is not quite as bad as being an hour late when we “spring forward” again in March 2019.

Remembrance dims for Great War on centennial of 1918 Armistice

Remembrance Day is upon us, and this year marks a notable milestone in a commemoration noted for its milestones.
Nov. 11, 2018, will be the centennial of the Armistice, the pact that ended the First World War. (In reality and retrospect, the cessation of fighting in 1918 was simply a 20-year truce before a second, even more widespread, bloody and catastrophic conflict.)

The BIRDS are back!

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This photo by QCT photographer Jay Ouellet, entitled “The Birds Are Back” is reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic The Birds, just in time for Halloween.

The story behind Rue de Bergerville

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Photo: Google Maps

Rue de Bergerville and Parc Bergerville recall the village of Bergerville, created around 1850 in the sector north of the Woodfield Domain that was once part of the Saint-Michel estate in Sillery.

Memorials and Things of Fame

October 31, 1868 – The Morning Chronicle

Woodley’s Boot Manufactory

Saint Brigid’s Guild Sale goes modern

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On the last Saturday of October, a long line of people waited outside Église St-Charles-Garnier in Sillery for Saint Brigid’s Guild’s semi-annual clothing sale. Twice a year, an anonymous benefactor donates over 1,500 bags of clothes, accessories, linen and jewelry.

Streetcar Named Desire rolling along

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Streetcar is rolling: Holland School’s gymnasium would never be mistaken for the sweltering streets of New Orleans, but that’s where rehearsals are underway for a production set in the Big Easy: Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire.

2,000-year-old statues are still contemporary

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Identical twins have fascinated people for ages. Then there are other people with no connection who are so similar that they could be twins. There is something unsettling, yet enthralling, about them. This is the subject of the Musée de la Civilisation’s latest exhibit Mon sosie a 2000 ans / My 2,000-year-old Double, on display until May 12, 2019.

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