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Alice Evelyn (née Ross) AIRD

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Alice Evelyn (née Ross) Aird passed away peacefully after a long illness in the Avalon Care Centre in Orangeville, Ontario, on Oct. 1, 2019.

Community Calendar

Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. – VEQ Out and About visits the Musée de la civilisation. Members of the community ages 50 and over are invited to join us as we discover the exhibits at the Museum of Civilization on Rue Dalhousie. Free admission, and transportation. Departing from the Jeffery Hale Pavilion at 10 a.m. with the possibility of pick-up at your home.

St. Pat’s Junior football team at the door of the playoffs

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Photo: Luc Lang

The St. Patrick’s High Junior football team is one step away from making the playoffs, in the RSEQ Eastern Conference. On Oct. 12, the Fighting Irish Juniors won 27-8 over the Corsaires from École secondaire of Pointe-Lévy, on the south shore.

Remparts hockey, Bataillon football and Capitales baseball news

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Photo: Luc Lang from QCT archives

The Quebec Remparts, of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, are having a great start to the month of October. After wins in Charlottetown and Saint John earlier this month, the Diables Rouges came back home this past weekend and won both games.

Université Laval football and women’s rugby news

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Photo: Nathalie Martin - U Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team played one good half of football and that was all it needed on Oct. 12 to cruise to an easy 39-3 win over McGill University at Montreal’s Percival-Molson Stadium.

Paul-Hus defends big majority in Charlesbourg–Haute-Saint-Charles

FEDERAL ELECTION ROUNDUP

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Charlesbourg–Haute-Saint-Charles would seem to be one of the most solid Conservative seats in Quebec. Pierre Paul-Hus won the riding in 2015 by 22 points and nearly 10,000 votes.

It was a great day for the CQSB Cross-Country Run

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The weather was ideal for the annual Central Québec School Board (CQSB) Cross-Country Run on Oct. 5. For the 23rd edition, some 525 runners and many supporters assembled at the Base de plein air de Sainte-Foy.

Standards have changed for politicians’ unimpeachable conduct

The word “unimpeachable” has taken on new meaning in the context of the current malaise in government visited on our cousins south of the border. Officially, according to my beloved brick of a Webster’s, unimpeachable is defined as “cannot be doubted, questioned or discredited; blameless; irreproachable.”

The story behind Rue Douglas

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street was named to commemorate Clan Douglas, one of Scotland’s most powerful families, and certainly the most prominent family in lowland Scotland in the Late Middle Ages, often holding the real power behind the throne of the Stewart kings.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

October 9, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

Finance Building in Old Quebec a hidden treasure

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A visit to the Ministry of Finance building (formerly the Palais de Justice) located at 12 Rue Saint-Louis revealed an architectural treasure in the heart of Old Quebec.

Who’s stealing the brass plaques?

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Rich Cahill, a historian and teacher, contacted the QCT recently to report that he had noticed a number of brass plaques located at historical locations around Quebec City had gone missing.

Witches and wizards conjure up fun in Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Over the weekend, curious visitors discovered the local wizarding culture. Witches and warlocks, wizards and fantastic creatures revealed themselves at the first edition of the Sorcelleries de Québec. From Oct.

WoodRise 2019: How cross-laminated timber can save the world

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Photo: Lise Lafond

The theme of WoodRise 2019, held from Sept. 30 to Oct. 4 at the Quebec City Centre des Congrès/Convention Centre, was “Building our cities for future generations.”

Travelling along Craig’s Road with Steve Cameron

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Photo: Allison Kirkwood

Blazing autumn colours were the perfect backdrop for the Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Historical Committee’s Oct. 5th excursion. A beautiful sunny day greeted the busload of 21 participants, as we headed out to explore and learn about our “sister villages” just across the St. Lawrence River.

OSQ musicians perform at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Octuor à Vent, an octet comprised of musicians from the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, presented a program of chamber music for wind instruments – oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns, and a duo of flutes – at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on Oct. 3.

Community Calendar

Oct. 11 to 13 – SSQ Marathon races in the streets of Quebec City. For details, visit jecoursqc.com/en/quebec-city-marathon/races/

A Different Tune: Musical Heritage in English-Speaking Quebec

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The Quebec Anglophone Heritage (QAHN) is excited to announce that it has received support from Canadian Heritage for a 15-month project that will promote and document the richly diverse musical landscape of English-speakers across Quebec.

High school and Major Junior football, Lions hockey

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Photo: St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish Facebook page

In high school football action, the St. Patrick’s High Junior football team lost a heartbreaker to the Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François 16-14, in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures on Oct. 5, after three straight wins to start the season.

The loss puts the Junior Fighting Irish tied for sixth in the Eastern Conference, with two games remaining in the regular season.

St. Pat’s hockey teams open 2019-20 season with three wins in five

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Photo: Luc Lang

The St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish hockey teams started the 2019-20 season in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire (LHPS) on a winning note. All their games were played at the Complexe Honco in Lévis on Oct. 4 and 5.

The Under 15 majors (U15) split their first two games of the year while the Under 17 (U17) majors lost their third game of the weekend after winning two matches.

Rookie Thomas Bolduc leads Laval in easy win over Concordia

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger - U Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team, led by first-year student Thomas Bolduc as quarterback, routed the Concordia University Stingers 74-0 in front of 9,151 fans at the Stade Telus on Oct. 6.

Bolduc, who made his second start in a row, completed 23 of his 30 passes for 252 yards.

Thousands march for climate action in Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On Sept. 27, an estimated 30,000 citizens took to Quebec City’s streets to march for climate change action. They chanted, sang, played music and waved their signs. It was the biggest and most peaceful rally the city has seen in decades.

All this noise was to get the attention of government officials and industry leaders.

Beauport–Limoilou: Clarke seeks repeat; Libs, Bloc eye NDP vote

FEDERAL ELECTION ROUNDUP

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In the 2015 election, the central-east Quebec City riding of Beauport–Limoilou was pretty much a three-way race, with the Conservative and Liberal candidates in a position to take out the vulnerable New Democratic Party (NDP) candidate.

The story behind Autoroute Duplessis

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This highway is named for Maurice Le Noblet Duplessis (1890-1959), the 16th premier of Quebec, from 1936 to 1939 and from 1944 to 1959.

Mirabel airport – a lesson for third link tunnel vision

With apologies to Yogi Berra, this whole troisième lien business seems like “déja vu all over again.” As the Yankees legend also said, “the future is not what it used to be.”

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public domain

October 6, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette
Emigrants Hospital

Michelle Obama pays a visit to Quebec City

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Photo: Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Québec

She and the president never made it to Quebec City in an official capacity during their eight years in the White House, but former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama nevertheless received a warm welcome last week as part of a speaking tour to discuss and promote her recent autobiographical bestseller, Becoming.

Blossoms, Beetles and Birds launched at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Morrin Centre was abuzz with activity last week as staff prepared for the launch of the new interactive exhibit in College Hall. There were bugs, blooms, birds and books of all sizes, shapes and colours to be seen by the guests who attended the launch on the evening of Sept. 26.

Irish dancers do it again at Vieux-Québec Feis 2019

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Photo: Allison Kirkwood

Some 200 dancers from eastern Canada and the northern United States were on stage showing off their talent at the sixth annual Vieux-Québec Feis held at Séminaire Saint-François on Sept. 28. Ranging in age from four years to adult, and from beginner to championship, they competed on four stages in soft shoe and hard shoe, while proud parents, family and friends looked on.

 

FLIP Fabrique’s Blizzard takes Le Diamant by storm

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

In the wake of the autumn equinox, FLIP Fabrique landed at Le Diamant theatre with Blizzard from Sept. 24 to 28. For most Quebecers, winter can wait until December, but not for this circus group. Once the audience was seated, a meteorologist from the Department of Cold, Chills and Brrrr warned them of the impending winter storm.

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