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Photos of forgotten landscapes tell fishermen’s tales

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Until Sept. 11, Manif d’Art presents its latest photographic exhibit Entre Fleuve et Rivière in two locations: the Méduse – VU gallery on Côte d’Abraham, and the exterior walls of the Naval School and Naval Museum of Quebec City at Pointe-à-Carcy (170 Rue Dalhousie). Ibai eta Erreka Artean is the title of the exhibit in the Basque language.

Denise DROLET-BURKE

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It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Denise Drolet-Burke, peacefully on August 26, 2019, at the Maison Michel-Sarrazin, at the age of 71. Born to Rosaire Drolet and Thérèse Ferland, she was the loving wife of Stephen Burke for 47 years.

Changing colours

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence is abandoning the crest that it inherited from its earlier existence as St. Lawrence College. The crest has been in use since 1958.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. – EPIQ’s first season Pizza Party planning session. Everyone wishing to take part is asked to reserve their spot with Jan Anderson, community organizer with the Wellness Centre at [email protected] or 418-684-5333, ext. 1539. You won’t want to miss it … It’s sure to be EPIQ! (English-speaking Parents in Quebec City – formerly Moms’ Nite-Out)

Joël Lightbound launches federal election campaign

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Joël Lightbound (Liberal MP for Louis-Hébert) has launched his campaign to win his riding and keep his seat in the House of Commons in Ottawa. Faithful party members gathered at Château Bonne Entente on Aug. 28 to witness his official investiture as candidate for the riding and to cheer him on.

Rugby and soccer seasons underway at Université Laval

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Photo: Yan Doublet - Université Laval

Université Laval’s rugby and soccer teams started the 2019 season on a positive note last week, with three wins for the three different teams.

The women’s rugby team, looking to be one of the top teams in U Sports, crushed the Carleton University Ravens 52-0 Aug. 31 at Stade TELUS-Université Laval.

Fighting Irish defence excels in 15-6 win over L’Embâcle

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Photo: Esther Paradis - St. Pat’s football

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish senior football team started the 2019 season on Sept.1, at their new home, the Gérard-Chiquette Field at Patro Charlesbourg.

SPORTS ROUNDUP: football, golf, hockey

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Photo: Chevaliers de Lévis

The Quebec Bataillon, of the Quebec Major Junior Football League, suffered their second loss in two games on Aug. 31. Playing their first-ever road game, the Bataillon were no match for the Ottawa Junior Riders, who finished 34-2. The Bataillon will be looking to win their first home game on Sept. 7, when they host the South Shore Junior Packers from Greenfield Park.

Alex and Pierre Harvey trade skis for mountain bikes

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

From Aug. 20 to Sept. 1, the ski resort on Mont Sainte-Anne was transformed into mountain-bike heaven, with international, national and local elite and amateur athletes taking on the bumpy course. On the opening weekend, mountain bikers attacked the legendary track for the 17th Velirium and the 27th UCI Masters World Championships.

La Grande Foire de Québec signals the end of summer

Photo by Jay Ouellet

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The Grande Foire de Québec at ExpoCité was packed on a mild August evening. The 35 rides and other entertainment kept kids and adults busy and amused over the four days of the fair, Aug. 21 to 25.

The mighty (annoying) mosquito has shaped history

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Said a friend as we observed hundreds of bloodthirsty mosquitoes pressing themselves against the screen on the porch of his country house: “Looks like the night of the living dead.” What’s worse, this entomological horror show was last week, mid-August, when well-behaved mosquitoes should have had the decency to die off weeks ago.

Money from feds puts tramway project on track

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Photo: Ville de Québec

The cheque is not just in the mail, it’s in the bank.” So said Infrastructure and Communities Minister François-Philippe Champagne at the official ceremony Aug. 19 to confirm the federal government’s contribution of up to $1.2 billion towards Quebec City’s new public transit network, which features a tramway system.

St. Lawrence unveils new logo and school colours

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Photo: CEGEP Champlain – St. Lawrence

It was with great pride that CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence recently unveiled its new visual signature to employees and students. With the transformation of the structure of Champlain Regional College, the new logo marks the start of a new chapter in the history of St. Lawrence.

The story behind Rue De Mareuil

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

This street is named in honour of Jacques de Mareuil, a half-pay lieutenant of a detachment of colonial regular troops, who was also an amateur actor. Travelling in New France from the spring of 1693 to autumn 1694, he owes his fame to the scandal he caused during his brief stay in Quebec City.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

August 29, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette
Fire in the Woods

Rhythm and taste buds satisfied in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Rythmes et Papilles celebrated everything that is great about summer on the Beaupré coast. For the second year, the community assembled in the park across from Basilica Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré for four evenings of family fun, live music and delicious meals from local food trucks.

Maguire en Fête: Gin and appetizers are on the menu

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Distilleries, restaurants and shops transformed a commercial street into a neighbourhood party. Aug. 24 was the day to celebrate Avenue Maguire.

Public pianos play in tune across Quebec

SAVING THE PLANET ONE WEEK AT A TIME

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Photo: Lise Lafond

On Aug. 22, at 12:30 p.m. for the sixth edition of “Pianos publics au diapason” (public pianos in tune), pianists in various regions across the province performed “Le Petit Roi” simultaneously. This melody was chosen for the event to mark the 85th birthday of singer-songwriter Jean-Pierre Ferland.

Chalmers-Wesley well project in Togo gets flowing

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

The water is flowing in Lankui, central Togo. After more than a year of fundraising by Chalmers-Wesley United Church, a congregation-wide effort which netted more than $15,000, a well has been dug and a 12-metre water tower built to provide drinking water for residents of Lankui and two nearby rural communities. Residents say the well has been in operation for more than two months.

New logo and colours for CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence

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Photo: CEGEP Champlain - St. Lawrence

The QCT recently learned that there will be a “new look” for the CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence logo and the various team uniforms in the near future.

Il pleuvait des oiseaux, Nosferatu and Titanic featured at this year’s Quebec City Film Festival

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Photo: Quebec City Film Festival

The Quebec City Film Festival (QCFF) is all about movie magic: red carpets, premières, contests, lectures and movies outdoors.

From Sept. 12 to 21, lovers of the cinema can see over 200 cult classics, fan favourites and novelties, many of them free of charge, in a variety of locations around town.

Sign says Le Diamant ready to sparkle

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

Workers have completed the installation of the distinctive sign adorning the new Le Diamant theatre complex in Place D’Youville. The 2.5-tonne disc, 3.5 metres in diameter, by artist Claudie Gagnon, titled “Atome ou le fruit des étoiles,” is intended to recall the round Cinéma de Paris sign that used to be a familiar landmark in the square.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 12:05 p.m. – Musical Wednesdays concert featuring Johanne McInnis (Celtic harp) and Christian Haerinck (bagpipes) at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Sainte-Ursule in Old Quebec. Free admission. Donations welcome. Door prize draw at the end of the concert.

Feds ask Yvon Charest to make Quebec Bridge deal with CN

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Photo: Peter Black

The government of Canada has recruited Yvon Charest, longtime head of Quebec City-based iA Financial Group, to negotiate the possible acquisition of the Quebec Bridge from Canadian National Railway (CN), the historic structure’s current owner.

Laval crushes Sherbrooke 41-10 in season opener at home

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger - ULaval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team began the post-Hugo Richard-Mathieu Betts era with a resounding 41-10 victory over the Université de Sherbrooke Vert et Or on Aug. 25. A crowd of fewer than 9,000 spectators witnessed the defending Vanier Cup champions win at Stade TELUS-Université Laval.

Sports roundup: Rugby, football, baseball

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Club de Rugby de Québec (CRQ) men’s rugby team could not duplicate the success of their female counterparts. In the Rugby Quebec Super League final, played at Concordia University in Montreal on Aug. 24, the CRQ was no match for the Town of Mount Royal Rugby Football Club and was easily defeated 41-12. The game marked the end of the 2019 season for the Rugby Quebec Leagues.

New colours and new coaches for the St. Lawrence Lions

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The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions will have a new logo, new colours and new coaches starting this fall for the upcoming season. “The logo and colours are so popular that we have ordered more to answer the demands of the students, coaches and teachers,” said Vincent-Jean Dubé, the student activity counsellor.

Tenth Festibière features beer, food trucks and games

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

For many people, there is nothing better than a cold beer on a hot summer’s day.

The beer was certainly flowing at the 10th annual Quebec City Festibière. At the Quai de l’Espace 400e, a dozen food trucks and over 230 microbreweries presented their best products to some 125,000 visitors. Over the years, this festival has become a draw for tourists and locals alike.

Max may be “mad” but dairy industry is still sacred cow

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It’s just a coincidence, of course, but the same week Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was having his knuckles rapped by the ethics commissioner for over-zealous advocacy with the attorney general in defence of potentially thousands of jobs, many of them in Quebec, his Liberal government was announcing $1.75 billion in direct cash payments to dairy farmers, most of whom are in Quebec.

Duclos urges families to sign up for free school money

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Photo: Peter Black

While some Canadians may complain about government taxing away their hard-earned dollars, it’s not often they ignore money the government wants to give back.

Jean-Yves Duclos, Quebec MP and minister for families, children and social development, highlighted such a situation Aug. 13 at a press conference at Université Laval.

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