October 16 2019 Edition

SSQ Quebec City Marathon a runaway success

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Ontario’s David Mutai out-paced all competitors on Oct. 13, completing the 42.2-kilometre SSQ Quebec City Marathon in 2:25. Caroline Shaw from Virginia won the women's race in 3:06.

Stakes high in Quebec City area for Liberal Duclos, Conservative Deltell

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Photo: House of Commons website

They are vastly different by background, style and politics but Conservative Gérard Deltell and Liberal Jean-Yves Duclos have two important things in common: both are first-term federal MPs, and both are the key players in the Quebec City region for their respective parties.

Shades of 1979 in the 2019 election battle for Quebec


OK, Justin Trudeau is not his dad, Andrew Scheer is not exactly a clone of Joe Clark, and for sure François Legault is not René Lévesque. But as we enter the denouement of this election we can’t help but be reminded of the 1979 vote when those three characters had lead roles in an intense national drama.

Can Liberal Lightbound end Louis-Hébert’s single-term curse?

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With Halloween on the horizon, Joël Lightbound is hoping to break the 30-year curse of Louis-Hébert riding. Not since the 1988 federal election, when Progressive Conservative Suzanne Duplessis won a thumping second majority, has the incumbent MP been re-elected.

The story behind Rue Dom-Bellot

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Photo: Alchetron.com

This street is named in honour of Paul-Louis-Denis Bellot (1876-1944), a Benedictine monk and architect. He was born in Paris and died in Quebec City. “‘Dom” is an honorary title reserved for royalty, select nobles, and high ranking members of the clergy.


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

October 17, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

Club Musical takes audience away to 19th-century Paris

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Club Musical de Québec opened its season at the Palais Montcalm on Oct. 7 by taking a full house on a sublime excursion into 19th-century Parisian music and poetry.

MNBAQ hands COZIC exhibit Over to You

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Photo: Mark Lindenberg

Visitors to the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ)’s newest exhibit COZIC – Over to You: From 1967 to Now may be struck by the depth and scope of the 100 works on display. The exhibit is showing from Oct. 10 to Jan. 5, 2020 in the Pavillon Pierre Lassonde.

Ecocentres: Where waste is put in its proper place


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Photo: Lise Lafond

Landfills in Quebec now have an ally. Ecocentres are giving citizens an eco-friendly way to dispose of their unwanted items while minimizing the volume of waste destined for landfills.

Comiccon features Billy Dee Williams, Stars Wars and Batman

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Superheroes, Disney princesses, princes and other strange characters took over the Centre des Congrès on Oct. 12 and 13. No, people didn’t confuse Thanksgiving with Halloween. This was the annual Comiccon, with cosplay (dress-up), fantasy worlds and comic books at the heart of the event.

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