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Winning is contagious for the SLC Lions teams

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions teams are having their best month of November as the men’s and women’s basketball teams and the hockey team continue their winning ways.

Both basketball teams were in action on Nov. 23 in Rimouski to play the Cégep de Rimouski Pionniers et Pionnières.

Elmer John McCARTNEY

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Elmer John McCARTNEY
September 8, 1924 - November 15, 2019

Sadly, we say goodbye to our Dad, Elmer John McCartney, husband of Winnifred (Crawford) for 72 years. He passed away peacefully on November 15, 2019 at the age of 95. First-born to the late David Brown McCartney and Alice Smith of Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier.

Community Calendar

Nov. 28, 29, 30 at 7:30 p.m. – The Quebec Art Company presents Fiddler on the Roof, stage direction by Patricia Grimaud, musical direction by Bobby Fielding, at the iA Auditorium of CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence, 790 Avenue Nérée-Tremblay. Tickets $25, available online now at quebecartcompany.com. Due to popular demand, a special family rate is available upon request.

What does a doula do? Meet Camille Nadeau

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Camille Nadeau might have a Masters in Fine Arts from Université Laval and a successful art business, with her reproductions being sold in the summer on Rue du Trésor, but art is just a way to pay the bills. The birth of her own son a few years ago took place without a doula, “because I didn’t even know they existed!”

Handmade gifts to put under the Christmas tree this year

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Christmas is a time of giving, a time when many of us go hunting for the perfect gift for those special people in our lives. This year, we can give handmade gifts without necessarily making them ourselves. A visit to a Christmas market might be just the place to find hand-crafted gifts, made with love by people who are passionate about their work.

Jamie McArthur winner of the 2019 QCWC Mature Woman’s Bursary

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Photo: QCWC

The Quebec City Women’s Club (QCWC) awards bursaries to outstanding women in the Quebec City region. This year the QCWC bursary committee is pleased to announce Jamie McArthur as the winner of the 2019 Mature Woman’s Bursary.

Ten pipers piping . . . for St. Andrew’s Day

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Imagine this scenario – after five turkeys were consumed at the Cathedral Turkey Supper, many of the diners (your scribe included) then trotted down Rue Sainte-Anne to attend the annual St. Andrew’s Day concert hosted by the 78th Fraser Highlanders at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

Turkey Supper served at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Always a tasty event, the annual Turkey Supper held in Carter Hall (next to the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity) drew a capacity crowd again this year. In fact, by 7 p.m. they actually ran out of turkey! The five large birds that were roasted for this event were quickly gobbled up, leaving only mashed potatoes, peas, stuffing and gravy for late-comers.

Whale of a deal: Quebec sinks millions into modern airship project

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

One of the most riveting clips in the big newsreel of modern history has to be that of the Hindenburg blimp explosion in May, 1937, outside Lakehurst, New Jersey. The “Oh, the humanity” cry of the broadcaster as the gigantic Zeppelin burst into flames and crashed to the ground has become an iconic moment in disaster reportage.

Nov. 15 was National Recycling Day

SAVING THE PLANET ONE WEEK AT A TIME

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Photo: Lise Lafond

On Nov. 15, the Ville de Québec took advantage of the U.S. National Recycling Day to thank residents and corporate citizens and congratulate them for their excellent recycling performance in 2019.

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