September 25 2019 Edition

VEQ Fall Fest brings community groups together

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Fall was well and truly “launched” as members of the English-speaking community came together at St. Vincent’s Elementary School to celebrate the season’s arrival on Sept. 21. The weather certainly co-operated as everyone basked in the sunshine and the 20C-plus temperatures.

Reid Duns crossing Canada for the Alzheimer Society

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Reid Duns, a teacher at Ste-Foy Elementary School in Quebec City, is training for his second attempt to ride his bicycle across Canada, this time with the goal of raising $75,000 for the Alzheimer Society of Quebec. He attempted the ride in 2010, but a pinched nerve in his back forced him to stop before completing less than a quarter of the distance.

CAQ looking at compromise on elected anglo school boards

COMMENTARY

Prime Minister “Aladdin” might not be the best example these days – bet he’d like the genie to grant all three wishes about now – but the fact is, a goodly number of Canada’s political representatives come from the education sector.

Tory Godin faces challenge from Grit Talbot in Portneuf–Jacques-Cartier

FEDERAL ELECTION ROUNDUP

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Photo: House of Commons website (left), Liberal webpage (right)

Portneuf–Jacques-Cartier riding is “all over the map,” geographically and politically.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

September 23, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

Uncommon Eggs

The story behind behind Dufferin Terrace

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Dufferin Terrace is named in honour of Frederick Temple Blackwood (1826-1902), who was born in Florence, Italy, into an aristocratic Anglo-Irish family. The first Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, more commonly known as Lord Dufferin, was governor general of Canada from 1872 to 1878.

Kuessipan wins the QCFF Feature Film Award

QUEBEC CITY FILM FESTIVAL

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Kuessipan shows everything that is wonderful, uplifting and difficult about growing up in Uashat, an Innu community next to Sept-Îles, Quebec. The film’s première on Sept. 18 at the Quebec City Film Festival (QCFF) shone the spotlight on Innu culture.

Les Violons du Roy bring new life to Nosferatu

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

For over a century, stories about vampires and the undead have piqued the curiosity of the masses. The undead have been featured in countless television series, movies and books, but where did it all start? It’s hard to say, but we do know that Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror brought Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula to the screen … even if it was an unauthorized version.

Meet Dr. Mélanie Zimmerman, new U.S. Consul General in Quebec City

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The newly arrived U.S. Consul General held a reception at her residence in Old Quebec on Sept. 18 to get to know members of the community. She graciously granted an interview to the QCT the following day.

QCFF honours documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin

QUEBEC CITY FILM FESTIVAL

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Apart from celebrating cinema, the Quebec City Film Festival (QCFF) is about marking cinematic milestones. This year, it honoured the First Nations, the Métis Nation and the Innu by shining the spotlight on legendary documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin.

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