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52 ways to save the planet one week at a time

I’ve been writing about Saving the Planet One Week at a Time for the past year. It’s your turn to continue, so here is a summary of what we have talked about this year and 52 eco-friendly steps – try one every week! – to help save Mother Earth.

1. Ban single-use water bottles; replace them with a reusable bottle, one for each member of the family.

The story behind Rue Fiedmont

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Louis-Thomas Jacau de Fiedmont (c. 1723-1788) was a French-Canadian artillery officer, born on Île Royale (present-day Cape Breton, Nova Scotia). He joined the French army as a non-commissioned officer and became a cadet in 1743 in the gunners of Île Royale. He travelled to France and in 1748 was promoted to ensign. He returned to Canada in 1750.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Photo from Wikipedia Commons - Public Domain

December 24, 1869 – The Morning Chronicle
A Rare Visitor

Les Rhapsodes Christmas concert features brass and organ

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Christmas concert by Les Rhapsodes at the Palais Montcalm on Dec. 14 was billed as Cuivres et orgue pour Noël, with music from Handel to Bing Crosby as “fireworks” for the holidays.

Dufferin Terrace slide hosts Grand Fête Hivernale

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Photo: Peter Black

You might say it was a thrilling and unique way to take the plunge into marriage.

Cirque’s ultra cool Axel is a rock show on ice

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Photo: Danielle Burns

For the second time, the Cirque du Soleil has created an on-ice show that mixes circus arts and acrobatics with skating (Crystal was the first Cirque show on ice). Axel is touring Canada and the U.S. and made its way to the Videotron Centre in Quebec City from Dec. 12 to 15.

CCHC volunteers prepared to deliver the goods

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

After months of meetings, weeks of recruiting volunteers and collecting food and monetary donations, and hours of scheduling, members of the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign (CCHC) are prepared to deliver hampers to over 200 households on Dec. 21.

OBITUARY: Barbara Lois JACK (née Rooney)

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January 10, 1922 – December 8, 2019

On the morning of Dec. 8, 2019, Barbara L. Jack (née Rooney) left her life on Earth, with her family by her side, one month short of her 98th birthday. She had been a resident of Saint Brigid’s Home since 2010.
She was predeceased by her husband Doug in 1972, her sons John in 1966 and Russel in 2007, as well as many beloved but long-lived pets.

2019 LUC-ky sports awards are back

OK folks, it’s time to reveal the winners of the 2019 LUC-ky sports awards. No money is attached to these awards, no trophies or plaques, no letters in the mail saying “congratulations” or “too bad, so sad.” Only here, in the QCT, do you get the glory. So get your scissors out to cut and frame this article, as this is your trophy.

Fighting Irish U17 hockey team now in first place

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Photo: Luc Lang

The St. Patrick’s High School Under 17 (U17) Major hockey team have themselves an early Christmas present. The Fighting Irish are going into the holidays in first place in their division in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire (LHPS).

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