Scalabrini takes over as manager of the Charlesbourg Alouettes

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Photo: Luc Lang

The winless Charlesbourg Alouettes of the Ligue de Baseball Junior Élite du Québec (LBJEQ) have hired the manager of the Québec Capitales, Patrick Scalabrini, to be at the helm of the team.

The hiring of Scalabrini came after the resignation of Frédéric Lajoie. In his first season as manager of the Alouettes, Lajoie, from Trois-Rivières, did not have one win in nine games.

City sports: Lauriane Genest going to Tokyo 2021 Olympics

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Photo: Bataillon Facebook page

Track cyclist Lauriane Genest of Lévis is one of eight athletes from the province of Quebec to make the Olympic team that will go to Tokyo, Japan, in 2021.

Peter Marlowe BEATTIE


Peter Beattie died at Saint Brigid’s Home, Quebec City, on August 1, at the age of 77, after a lengthy illness. Predeceased by his parents, Marjorie A. Murray and A. Marlowe Beattie, Peter is survived by his loving sister Judith (Beattie) Scott (the late William (Bill) Scott) of Sarnia, Ont.

Blueberry blitz helps local charities

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Families and friends lined up at the Bleuetière DuRoy with their containers on July 25. This was the first of three Saturdays where locals were invited to pick fresh blueberries free of charge. Owner Bruno Roy could not have predicted a better outcome: bright sun, a light breeze and happy pickers of all ages.

VEQ hosts a picnic for newcomers on the Plains

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) hosted a picnic on the Plains of Abraham on July 25 to meet and greet newcomers and make them feel welcome as they adjust to life in the greater Quebec City area. The activity was organized by VEQ’s newcomers co-ordinator Maria Castro.

Becoming habituated to calling the Montreal Canadiens Habs

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Oh boy! It’s almost August and the Stanley Cup playoffs are about to begin. Sure, go ahead, read that sentence again. Time for fans to cheer for their favourite team among the 24 that made the more-or-less arbitrary cut.

Meet Rev. Andrew K. Lairenge, Chalmers-Wesley’s new minister

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Photo: Andrew K. Lairenge

For Rev. Andrew Kinoti Lairenge, walking into Chalmers-Wesley United Church was like coming face to face with history.

View works of art at historical houses in Quebec City

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Four of Quebec City’s historical houses – Maison Hamel-Bruneau, Villa Bagatelle, Centre d’Interprétation historique de Sainte-Foy and Maison des Jésuites de Sillery – are featuring exhibits for you to discover this summer.

Homage to Louis-Pierre Bougie, master engraver

The story behind Rue Hector-Laferté


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of Hector Laferté, a Quebec lawyer and politician.

Born in Saint-Germain-de-Grantham in 1885, Laferté was educated at the Collège de Nicolet and Université Laval, where he was president of the university law students’ association. In 1909 he founded the Association de la Jeunesse libérale, and was one of its advisers.


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain photo by Bernard Gagnon

July 28, 1820 – The Quebec Gazette

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