October 21 2020 Edition

Retracing the Irish story in the Gaspé

Photo: Ruby Pratka


SLC Fashion Show donates $7,000 to Make-A-Wish

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Photo: CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence

In March, CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC) students responsible for the annual fashion show were crushed when they learned that their event could not take place. “All those months of fundraising, finding sponsors, recruiting and preparing for the evening just all went up in smoke,” recalled student organizer Elizabeth Ratté.

Opéra de Québec gala highlights World Opera Day

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

After a months-long pause due to the pandemic, the Opéra de Québec (OdQ) is restarting its activities with a virtual gala concert on Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. to mark World Opera Day, artistic director Jean-François Lapointe announced.

City seeks volunteers for kitchen waste collection trial

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Photo: Radio-Canada

Quebec City is moving forward with its plan for household kitchen waste collection. Residents are being invited to participate in a pilot project aimed at testing different methods of collecting kitchen scraps.


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

October 23, 1820 – The Quebec Gazette
Lumber Merchants Meet

The story behind Avenue James-Douglas


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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

This street is named in honour of Dr. James Douglas (1800-1886). Born in Scotland, he studied surgery in Edinburgh and London. After practising in India and Honduras, in 1824 he settled in Utica, N.Y., where he taught medicine.

Canadian transition tradition keeps government lame ducks on a leash

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At the risk of turning this space into a periodic American Politics for Dummies, after recently exploring the aberration called the Electoral College, let us turn our attention to yet another curious quirk of our neighbour’s chosen system of government – the presidential transition.

Riverfront grain terminal project nears completion

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

A few years ago, the sudden appearance on Quebec City’s riverfront of two huge white silos, like twin inflated balloons, caused a flap.

Those domes, 46 metres in height, were erected in the Anse-au-Foulon industrial zone of the port, to store wood pellets from northern Ontario destined for shipment to hearths and heating plants in England.

Enjoy Halloween, avoid COVID-19: Practice safe trick-or-treating

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Photo: Patrick LaMontagne

On Oct. 15, Premier François Legault, Health and Social Services Minister Christian Dubé and Director of Public Health Dr. Horacio Arruda announced that little monsters across the province will be able to celebrate Halloween, although the holiday will be a bit different this year due to restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19.

Bewitchingly beautiful or just bewitched?

Photos by Danielle Burns


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