September 11 2019 Edition

Domaine de Maizerets becomes a Celtic village

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

From Sept. 6 to 8, the Domaine de Maizerets was transformed into a Celtic village for the Celtic Festival.

Many Quebecers putting their dreams on the silver screen

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When I was in Grade 13 – folks of a certain age from Ontario will recognize this as the basically useless final year of high school before university – my English teacher invited me and one or two other students to excuse ourselves from classes and take on “special studies” projects.

Two very different new books examine Trudeau’s government


Promise and Peril: Justin Trudeau in Power
By Aaron Wherry
HarperCollins Publishers


Assessing Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Government: 353 Promises and a Mandate for Change
Edited by Lisa Birch and François Pétry
Les Presses de l’Université Laval

The story behind Rue Domagaya


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named after one of the sons of Iroquois leader Donnacona, whom Jacques Cartier met during his first voyage of discovery in what is now called Canada.


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

September 9, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

Historical Day on the Plains of Abraham: city under siege

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On the beautiful afternoon of Sept. 8, large numbers of people learned about Quebec City’s rich history. The National Battlefields Commission has a strong tradition in organizing a free Historical Day. Each year in September, it presents important moments that have shaped Quebec City, Canada and North America. This year, the theme was Québec, Besieged City.

French Frogs on the road in tandem!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

While visiting friends in Rivière-de-Loup over the Labour Day weekend, we happened to spot a man and woman riding an odd-looking tandem bicycle towing a large (for a bicycle) trailer.

Saving the planet, one roll of TP at a time


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Photo: Lise Lafond

Toilet paper, the single-use everyday item we can’t live without, is polluting the planet and flushing our money down the drain.

The only time most people think about toilet paper is when the roll is empty. However, this fairly cheap item bought on a regular basis has a hidden production cost.

Morrin Centre Storytime returns with two new programs

Photo: Danielle Burns

It was music to childrens’ ears at the Morrin Centre when education co-ordinator Azanie Roy introduced two new programs at Storytime on Sept. 7, one of which is an instrument-lending library. Members can borrow one of five boxes of assorted instruments such as maracas, sleigh bells and castanets as well as larger instruments like a ukulele, timber drum, djembe and xylophones.


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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George Laviolette, husband of Jean (Durette) Laviolette, at Jeffrey Hale Hospital on September 1, 2019, at the age of 90 years.

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