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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.

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.

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)

The story behind Rue Jacqueline-Auriol

STREET VIEWS

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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.