October 9 2019 Edition

Paul-Hus defends big majority in Charlesbourg–Haute-Saint-Charles

FEDERAL ELECTION ROUNDUP

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Charlesbourg–Haute-Saint-Charles would seem to be one of the most solid Conservative seats in Quebec. Pierre Paul-Hus won the riding in 2015 by 22 points and nearly 10,000 votes.

It was a great day for the CQSB Cross-Country Run

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The weather was ideal for the annual Central Québec School Board (CQSB) Cross-Country Run on Oct. 5. For the 23rd edition, some 525 runners and many supporters assembled at the Base de plein air de Sainte-Foy.

Standards have changed for politicians’ unimpeachable conduct

The word “unimpeachable” has taken on new meaning in the context of the current malaise in government visited on our cousins south of the border. Officially, according to my beloved brick of a Webster’s, unimpeachable is defined as “cannot be doubted, questioned or discredited; blameless; irreproachable.”

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

October 9, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

The story behind Rue Douglas

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street was named to commemorate Clan Douglas, one of Scotland’s most powerful families, and certainly the most prominent family in lowland Scotland in the Late Middle Ages, often holding the real power behind the throne of the Stewart kings.

Finance Building in Old Quebec a hidden treasure

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A visit to the Ministry of Finance building (formerly the Palais de Justice) located at 12 Rue Saint-Louis revealed an architectural treasure in the heart of Old Quebec.

Who’s stealing the brass plaques?

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Rich Cahill, a historian and teacher, contacted the QCT recently to report that he had noticed a number of brass plaques located at historical locations around Quebec City had gone missing.

Witches and wizards conjure up fun in Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Over the weekend, curious visitors discovered the local wizarding culture. Witches and warlocks, wizards and fantastic creatures revealed themselves at the first edition of the Sorcelleries de Québec. From Oct.

WoodRise 2019: How cross-laminated timber can save the world

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Photo: Lise Lafond

The theme of WoodRise 2019, held from Sept. 30 to Oct. 4 at the Quebec City Centre des Congrès/Convention Centre, was “Building our cities for future generations.”

Travelling along Craig’s Road with Steve Cameron

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Photo: Allison Kirkwood

Blazing autumn colours were the perfect backdrop for the Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Historical Committee’s Oct. 5th excursion. A beautiful sunny day greeted the busload of 21 participants, as we headed out to explore and learn about our “sister villages” just across the St. Lawrence River.

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