November 11 2020 Edition

The Parade des Jouets transforms into the ‘Storm of the Century’

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The organizers of the annual Parade des Jouets (Toy Parade), which normally features Santa Claus and his elves and other characters winding their way through the Saint-Roch and Limoilou districts of Quebec City, have had to rethink their plans due to the current public health restrictions on large gatherings.

The Battle of the St. Lawrence through children’s eyes


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Photo: Heritage Lower St. Lawrence

Even more than 70 years later, Ian Bovey and John Cowans remember how close the Second World War came to their front doors.

The prickly porcupine deserves more respect


Photo: Lise Lafond

Porcupines are nocturnal and are rarely seen in the daytime, so most people have not seen one while out for a walk in the woods. An overly curious dog, however, may have encountered one and come home with a face full of quills.

Is it time for trick-or-treat or Christmas?

Photos by Shirley Nadeau


It’s time to install your winter tires

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Photo: Peter Black

The Ministère des Transports reminds owners of motor vehicles registered in Quebec that they must be equipped with winter tires no later than Dec. 1. Motorists are advised to plan the installation of their tires now in order to be ready to face the winter season.

Rental condo project rising on Avenue Maguire

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

The skyline of village-like Avenue Maguire in the Sillery district is changing dramatically.

Last week, workers were pouring concrete for the third of four storeys of a condominium and commercial building on what used to be the municipal parking lot next to the local library.

Auger-Aliassime wins his first ATP doubles title in Paris

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Photo: ATP Tour website

Canada’s Félix Auger-Aliassime captured his first-ever professional tennis title when he and partner Hubert Hurkacz of Poland won the doubles final in three sets over Mate Pavic of Croatia and Bruno Soares of Brazil at the Rolex Paris Masters, on Nov. 8.

Videotron Centre will become the QMJHL ‘bubble’ for 10 days

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Photo: QMJHL

Great news for the Québec Remparts and junior hockey fans – the Videotron Centre has been designated the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s “bubble” for a seven-team tournament from Nov. 17 to 27. The announcement was made on Nov. 8.

Number 19 has more ties to Quebec City than COVID

Photo: LBJEQ

The number 19 has been associated with the novel coronavirus since the start of the pandemic that will change the rest of our lives.
On the local sports scene, the number 19 is also associated with many great athletes who have represented Quebec City. From the Nordiques to the Capitales and the Rouge et Or, here are some athletes who proudly wore the number 19 for local sports teams.

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