September 23 2020 Edition

Les Chercheurs d’Or relaunch Caballero

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

After six months of confinement, indie-folk-bluegrass band Les Chercheurs d’Or found themselves onstage at Le Studio of the Grand Théâtre for two exclusive concerts on Sept. 17 and 18 to relaunch their latest album, Caballero, which was initially launched during a blizzard in February.

A Different Tune captures 'St. Patrick’s Day in September'

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Photo: Screenshot by Shirley Nadeau

It was mid-September, not St. Patrick’s Day week, and the approximately 200 spectators were watching from home via Facebook Live, not packed into the Shannon Community Centre. But the spirit of the Shannon Irish Show was on full display Sept. 19 during St. Patrick’s Day in September.

Court of Appeal backs English boards; call for election delay

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Photo: QCGN

English groups in Quebec are applauding a court decision in support of the English-language school boards, but there is confusion about what will happen with elections scheduled for November.

No easy fix for Electoral College or first-past-the-post systems

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With the Nov. 3 showdown looming between Donald Trump and Joe Biden – don’t they sound like names from a 1950s boxing card? – there will be the predictable agonizing about the effect of that uniquely American political mechanism, the Electoral College.

CQSB reports only one case of COVID-19 in its schools

The Central Québec School Board (CQSB) has so far been spared the significant numbers of COVID-19 infections that have popped up in many educational institutions across the province with the return to school.

Of the board’s 18 schools in Quebec City and other regions, only one case has been recorded – at the Eastern Québec Learning Centre (EQLC) – on Sept. 13.

Enter the QCT’s ‘Signs of Fall’ photo contest!

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Former zoo land to be used for new French-language public schools

A public primary school and a public secondary school will be built on land that was once occupied by the Quebec Zoo, Minister of Education Jean-François Roberge confirmed last week.

Roberge made the announcement on Sept. 17 in the company of Jonatan Julien, Charlesbourg MNA and minister of energy and natural resources, and Chauveau MNA Sylvain Lévesque.

The story behind Rue Jacqueline-Auriol

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of Jacqueline Auriol (1917-2000), a French aviator who set several world speed records. Born in Challans, France, the daughter of a wealthy shipbuilder, she graduated from the Université de Nantes, then studied at the École du Louvre in Paris.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

1870 – The Morning Chronicle
(To the Editor of The Morning Chronicle)

Plans for new CQSB schools move forward

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

Earlier this month, the Central Québec School Board (QCSB) took a step closer to its goal of building a new English-language elementary school in Lévis when its offer to purchase land belonging to a South Shore Pentecostal church was accepted.

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