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There’s SNO beer at the Grand Marché!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Things are hopping at the Grand Marché de Québec, especially at the SNO microbrewery, located at the north-west corner of the large marketplace opposite the Videotron Centre.

Trudeau-Turner rivalry sparked enduring Liberal party feud

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

It’s a sight you seldom see. Both the American Stars and Stripes and the Canadian Maple Leaf, just metres apart, flapping in the breeze buffeting the Promenade des Gouverneurs overlooking the St. Lawrence River in Quebec City. Both flags at half-mast, for different reasons.

City vows better sidewalk snow removal, more bike paths

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Photo: Peter Black

Pedestrians and cyclists stand to be the major beneficiaries of the city’s new battle plan to remove snow from streets once the deluge of flakes begins.
The proposed plan, released recently, is said to be the first major rethink and revision of the city’s snow removal policy in 15 years. City residents had until Monday to submit comments through online consultations.

School board elections to be held on November 1

On Sept. 22, Élections Québec announced that voters in the jurisdictions of the nine English-language school boards in Quebec will be able to elect the people who will sit on the council of commissioners of their school board. Across Quebec, nearly 295,000 people will be called to the polls to elect 95 commissioners and nine board chairs.

The story behind Rue J.-Armand-Bombardier

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of Joseph-Armand Bombardier (1907-1964), who was born in Valcourt, in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. He was an inventor and businessman who founded Bombardier Inc., which is now a multinational manufacturer of planes and trains. His most famous invention was the snowmobile, including a smaller recreational model that became known as the Ski-Doo.

Quebec goes red with spike in school COVID-19 cases

As most health officials had predicted, a second wave of COVID-19 cases is underway, with most of the Quebec City area being declared a red zone, the maximum according to government criteria. A range of tighter restrictions on social interaction came into force at midnight on Sept. 30 and will continue until at least Oct. 28.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

September 30, 1895 – The Quebec Morning Chronicle
Paris, Sept. 28 – Prof. Louis Pasteur, the distinguished chemist and discoverer of the Pasteur treatment of the cure of rabies, is dead. M. Pasteur expired at 5:30 o’clock this afternoon at his residence at Garches, near St. Cloud. His death was caused by paralysis.

Quebec City Film Festival closes with award presentations

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain, originally from Flickr, with permission of Alan Langford

The 10th Quebec City Film Festival (QCFF) celebrated the art of film from Sept. 16 to 20. For the first time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cinephiles across Quebec could enjoy the experience in the comfort of their own homes. The festival was jam-packed with short and feature-length films, and conversations with major players in the film industry.

La Déesse des mouches à feu premières at the Quebec City Film Festival

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Photo: Quebec City Film Festival

Seven months after its world première at the Berlin International Film Festival, La Déesse des mouches à feu (The Goddess of the Fireflies) premièred again, this time at the Quebec City Film Festival (QCFF) on Sept. 17.

Orange is not only a fall colour

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Fall, with its breathtaking colours, is now officially here. Leaves, as well as the pumpkins in the fields, are turning orange, but this year “orange” is not only a fall colour, it is one of the colours on a chart prepared by the Quebec government to inform people in the various regions of the province of the evolution of the second wave of COVID-19.

Lions’ soccer team blanked in season opener; golfers stay home

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Photo: Vincent-Jean Dubé - SLC

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC) men’s soccer team finally hit the pitch on Sept. 27 to start their shortened 2020 season in the Northeast division of the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ)

Sports season cancellations hurt St. Pat’s and QHS teams

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Photo: Luc Lang from the QCT archives

The Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches division of the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) has cancelled the 2020-2021 football and soccer seasons for the region’s high schools due to COVID-19 restrictions.

La Maison Anglaise introduces the Book & Ticket virtual event series

Guy Dubois, owner of La Maison Anglaise, recently announced a unique way to purchase books and obtain free tickets for access to live online presentations of books by their authors: the Book & Ticket virtual event series.

Les Chercheurs d’Or relaunch Caballero

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

After six months of confinement, indie-folk-bluegrass band Les Chercheurs d’Or found themselves onstage at Le Studio of the Grand Théâtre for two exclusive concerts on Sept. 17 and 18 to relaunch their latest album, Caballero, which was initially launched during a blizzard in February.

A Different Tune captures 'St. Patrick’s Day in September'

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Photo: Screenshot by Shirley Nadeau

It was mid-September, not St. Patrick’s Day week, and the approximately 200 spectators were watching from home via Facebook Live, not packed into the Shannon Community Centre. But the spirit of the Shannon Irish Show was on full display Sept. 19 during St. Patrick’s Day in September.

No easy fix for Electoral College or first-past-the-post systems

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With the Nov. 3 showdown looming between Donald Trump and Joe Biden – don’t they sound like names from a 1950s boxing card? – there will be the predictable agonizing about the effect of that uniquely American political mechanism, the Electoral College.

Court of Appeal backs English boards; call for election delay

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Photo: QCGN

English groups in Quebec are applauding a court decision in support of the English-language school boards, but there is confusion about what will happen with elections scheduled for November.

CQSB reports only one case of COVID-19 in its schools

The Central Québec School Board (CQSB) has so far been spared the significant numbers of COVID-19 infections that have popped up in many educational institutions across the province with the return to school.

Of the board’s 18 schools in Quebec City and other regions, only one case has been recorded – at the Eastern Québec Learning Centre (EQLC) – on Sept. 13.

Former zoo land to be used for new French-language public schools

A public primary school and a public secondary school will be built on land that was once occupied by the Quebec Zoo, Minister of Education Jean-François Roberge confirmed last week.

Roberge made the announcement on Sept. 17 in the company of Jonatan Julien, Charlesbourg MNA and minister of energy and natural resources, and Chauveau MNA Sylvain Lévesque.

The story behind Rue Jacqueline-Auriol

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of Jacqueline Auriol (1917-2000), a French aviator who set several world speed records. Born in Challans, France, the daughter of a wealthy shipbuilder, she graduated from the Université de Nantes, then studied at the École du Louvre in Paris.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

1870 – The Morning Chronicle
(To the Editor of The Morning Chronicle)

Plans for new CQSB schools move forward

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

Earlier this month, the Central Québec School Board (QCSB) took a step closer to its goal of building a new English-language elementary school in Lévis when its offer to purchase land belonging to a South Shore Pentecostal church was accepted.

Composer Howard Shore continues to add music to movies

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Music is an element essential to movies. It establishes the setting and drives the storyline. It can frighten, worry, sadden, elate and move audiences. For this reason, film composers such as Academy, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner Howard Shore, a member of the Order of Canada, deserve their spot in the limelight.

Digging in for winter

Photo by Peter Black

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Elizabeth Tweddell celebrates 100th birthday

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Photo: David Blinco

Elizabeth Tweddell, known to many as Betty Mallon, celebrated her 100th birthday with many friends at a special brunch held at the Chartwell Appartements de Bordeaux in Sillery, on Sept. 13.

You’re invited to The Great/ Les Grands Leaders book launch

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Editor's note: Due to the most recent COVID-19 public health restrictions, this event has been postponed to May 18, 2021. If you are interested in receiving a reminder about the event next year, please contact Heritage Publishing by sending an email to [email protected] or contact Carl Beaulieu at 418-698-4554.

 

'Imelda 2: Le Notaire' and 'Nadia, Butterfly' launch 10th QCFF

[Note from the Editor: This headline, text and photo captions have been corrected. ONLY 'Imelda 2: Le Notaire' was shown at the opening event.]

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The 10th Quebec City Film Festival (QCFF) opened at the Cinéplex Odéon in Sainte-Foy on Sept. 16 with Martin Villeneuve’s short film Imelda 2: Le Notaire starring Robert Lepage and Pascal Plante’s full-length feature film, Nadia, Butterfly.

Due to the second wave of COVID-19, the five-day festival went virtual, pleasing cinephiles across the province.

La Maison Anglaise affiliated with Un Coin du Monde

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Photo: Un Coin du Monde

La Maison Anglaise, located in Place de la Cité, 2600 Boulevard Laurier, is now affiliated with Un Coin du Monde, which you can find on Avenue Cartier, at the corner of Rue Aberdeen, in Quebec City.

It’s a ‘no’ for province’s university sports this fall but a ‘go’ for CEGEPs, elementary and high schools

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Photo: SLC Lions Facebook page

The Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ), which regulates sports activities for the university, collegiate, elementary and high school sectors, confirmed on Sept. 14 that there will be no sports for any of the university teams across the province of Quebec. The RSEQ has agreed, however, that the sports seasons can go ahead for the collegiate and school sectors.

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