September 16 2020 Edition

VEQ preparing a virtual version of the annual Fall Fest

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin from QCT archives

For the past many years, the Voice of English-speaking Québec’s Fall Fest, a showcase for local community groups and organizations, has been held in the gymnasium of St. Vincent School, with fun bouncy castles for kids on the playground outside, a hot dog sale and many, many other things to see and do and eat. Local music, dance and theatre groups also perform.

Sommet de la montagne unveiled on Parliament Hill

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Normally, every summer in Quebec City, artists affiliated with EXMURO produce a series of unique works of art that can be discovered in unusual passageways – Passages Insolites – in the Lower Town from the VIA Rail station to the end of the Petit Champlain shopping area.

Wolfe monument on Plains a rare reminder of FLQ spree of terror

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

The 50th anniversary of the October Crisis will soon be upon us.

City offers grants to green Limoilou lanes, but is process too complex?

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Photo: Jackie Smith

The city is offering residents and not-for-profit organizations grants of up to $10,000 to create projects to add more greenery to lanes in the Limoilou district.

Burke’s ‘last letter’ as board chair lauds staff, slams Bill 40

After over 11 years as chairman of the Central Québec School Board (CQSB), Stephen Burke says he has likely sent his last letter to supporters of the English school system.

The story behind Rue des Inuit


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named for the Aboriginal peoples who live in the northern regions of Canada. Historically, the Inuit were called “Eskimos,” a term that came into use in the 17th century to describe people inhabiting the Arctic regions of Canada, Greenland, Alaska and Siberia.


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

September 17, 1870 – The Morning Chronicle

‘Mr. Basketball’ Ted Gunn recalls ‘great times’ at former YMCA

Photo: George Ben from QCT archives

A recent story in the QCT about the opening of a new YMCA building in Quebec City stirred the memory of Ted Gunn, a well-known figure in the city’s anglophone community.

Gunn, the driving force, along with his wife Louise, in the preservation and celebration of the city’s Scottish heritage, also has a celebrated history with the YMCA in the town.

OBITUARY: Norma Marie (née Power) MARTINEAU

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Norma Marie (née Power) Martineau, 93, passed at Ian Anderson House in Oakville, Ont. on Sept. 5, 2020.

Submit your candidacy soon for school board elections

As you all know, the present Quebec government plans to replace school boards by school-service centres – this is already the case in the French school network. The nine English school boards have contested Bill 40 and a “stay” has been awarded the English boards. However, the government is contesting this “stay” and a decision from the Superior Court of Québec is imminent.

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