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Quebecers remember and honour the fallen

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
On a sunny but cold morning, hundreds of people gathered around the Cross of Sacrifice on Grande Allée on Nov. 11 to pay homage to the thousands of members of the Canadian Armed Forces who gave their lives while in service during the Great War, the Second World War, the Korean War, the Afghan War and other world conflicts. 

Remembrance Day marked in Valcartier

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Photo: Rev. K. Burgess
For the first time, Valcartier Elementary School hosted an ecumenical Remembrance Day Service at the Community Centre on Friday, Nov. 10.

Winter tire laws have little traction outside Quebec

Quebec has been at the forefront of a number of presumed advances in the march of humanity towards a better world. Universal health insurance, government-subsidized daycare, generous parental leave, collective pension funds, no-fault auto insurance and mandatory winter tires, to name a few.

Hidden English History in Saguenay, part 4: Who owns the graves?

Photo: Ruby Pratka from QCT archives

Behind a heavy, padlocked door, not far from a Catholic church in La Baie, Que., a community of about 19,000 now part of the city of Saguenay, a small graveyard with a bilingual sign over the door holds the remains of many members of the former company town’s English-speaking community.

QAC hosting fundraiser for Jesus Christ Superstar

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There won’t be loaves and fishes on the menu, but there will be some tasty finger food and wine as the Quebec Art Company (QAC) hosts a fundraising party in preparation for its 2018 production of the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar.

The story behind Rue Vincent-Massey

Photo: Bill Cox
This street in Saint-Malo industrial park is named in honour of the Right Honorable Vincent Massey (1887-1967), the 18th Governor of General of Canada. He was the first Canadian appointed to the post, and from that day the Governor General has always been a Canadian citizen. 

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Photo: from Wikipedia
November 15, 1867 – The Morning Chronicle

Time for a celebration!

St. Patrick's High School 175th anniversary reunion


Major Simon Mailloux visits Champlain–St. Lawrence

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Young people, especially those without links to the military, do not always recognize the significance of Remembrance Day. To shed some light on the realities of being a soldier, Major Simon Mailloux of the Royal 22e Régiment (R22R) gave a talk at Champlain–St. Lawrence on Nov. 9.

Give to the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign and help deliver some goodness this holiday season

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The 22nd annual Community Christmas Hamper Campaign will soon be underway! From Sunday, Nov. 19, to Saturday, Dec. 10, you can help “deliver some goodness” to less-fortunate families and individuals in the Quebec City region by giving to this wonderful community initiative in any or all of the following ways:

Lit & His tackles English-French relations in 19th-century Quebec

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Off the Shelf, one of a series of three bilingual events organized by Quebec English-Speaking Communities Research Network and the Eastern Townships Resource Centre exploring various aspects of Quebec culture took place in the Morrin Centre’s historic library on Nov. 8.

Brunch and Learn: History of Judaism 101

Photo: Juanita Craig
The congregation Beth Israel Ohev Sholem (CBIOS), Quebec City’s oldest Jewish community, offered the first of two lectures of its Brunch and Learn series on Nov. 12. 

The Parade des Jouets, Santa and his elves delight children

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Penguins, elves, an ice princess, dancers and Santa Claus marched or floated along the streets of Saint-Sauveur, Saint-Roch and Limoilou. On Nov. 11, children with their Christmas wish-list letters for Old St. Nick and adults with young hearts lined the route for the 16th annual Parade des Jouets. Despite the cold temperatures, everyone was joyful and excited. 

Watch out for flying objects at the second Dodgeball Cup

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Balls were flying everywhere in the gymnasium of the Cégep Limoilou sports complex. On Nov. 11 and 12, teams from Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia dodged balls at the second annual Quebec Cup hosted by the Ligue de Dodgeball de Québec.

Laval takes 14th Dunsmore Cup with a 25-22 win

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Photo: from U. Laval-Yan Doublet

It was another ending typical of the matchups between the Université Laval Rouge et Or and the Université de Montréal Carabins. It was a close game throughout the 60 minutes and a nailbiter in the closing seconds.

The Carabins came close to handing Laval its own medicine from the 2016 Dunsmore Cup final, but, at the end, they came up short.

Alérions just too strong for St. Pat’s Juniors

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Photo: Luc Lang

Saturday, Nov. 11 was Remembrance Day throughout the country, but the St. Patrick’s High School Junior football team would probably rather forget the day.

Notre Dame de Paris returns to Quebec in 2018

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Luc Plamondon was in Quebec City recently with his friend and fellow composer Richard Cocciante to officially announce the world tour of their internationally renowned musical Notre Dame de Paris that will be performed in five Quebec cities, including at the Grand Théâtre in August 2018.

Tempêtes et Passions season opener celebrates German romanticism

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Photo: Mary McCown

Tempêtes et Passions opened their 2017-2018 season at the Chapel of the Musée de l’Amérique Francophone on Nov. 11. Co-founded by tenor Guy Lessard, Tempêtes et Passions has been known for its quality operatic concerts since 2007.

St. Vincent School opens revamped library

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Photo: Sandy Lacroix

St. Vincent Elementary School officially inaugurated its newly revamped library on Nov. 2. Principal Micheline Gagné invited members of the governing board, the Parent Participation Organization (PPO), the library committee and staff to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony. This two-year endeavour included new floors, new paint and new furniture, and the results are amazing.

Mullin family angel back on her pedestal

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The beautifully restored marble statue of an angel, featured in an article by Cassandra Kerwin published in our Oct. 25, 2017, edition, has now been replaced on the pedestal of the Mullin family monument in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

LHSQ Literary Feast 2017

Louise Penny makes a fond return to the scene of the crime

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Photo: Dylan Page
Best-selling murder mystery novelist Louise Penny returned triumphantly to the scene of one of her most famous literary crimes last week, as the guest speaker at the ninth annual Literary Feast fundraising event for the Morrin Centre.

Will Club Med resort rock the sleeping Massif mountain?

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Once upon a time there was a giant sleeping mountain. It was so big people called it Le Massif, and, just so it wouldn’t be confused with other giant sleeping mountains, they added “de Petite-Rivière-Saint-François.”

Labeaume returns to city hall with fewer votes, new Opposition

Régis Labeaume won his fourth straight election as mayor of Quebec City on November 5, although with a much-reduced popular vote compared to the previous two elections.

Allison Van Rassel premières Brewing Québec

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Allison Van Rassel premièred the first episode of her three-part documentary Brewing Québec, on November 1 at La Korrigane Brasserie Artisanale in Quartier Saint-Roch. Those who attended enjoyed a meal or a beer while watching the program.

The three-part documentary will be available on Van Rassel’s Foodie Québec website come December.

The story behind Avenue de Vimy

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Photo: Submitted photo
Avenue de Vimy is named in honour of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a military engagement fought in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, during the First World War. 

Memorials and Things of Fame

November 7, 1867 – The Morning Chronicle

WE are going to Ottawa, courtesy of WestJet!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Fourteen St. Patrick’s High School students got a huge surprise on November 1 after the entire student body had assembled in the school’s gymnasium just before lunch for a pep rally.

International Sacred Music Festival revives the spirits

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The International Sacred Music Festival (ISMF) presented seven spiritually uplifting concerts over the four days of the series. 

OSQ present Bach and Mendelssohn at Palais Montcalm

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

What a wonderful evening of classical music! The musicians of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, directed by Jean-Claude Picard, with Benjamin Waterhouse at the keyboard of the great Casavant organ, literally blew the audience away with their program of preludes and chorales of Bach on the organ, interspersed with other pieces by Barber, Mendelssohn and Bach played by the orchestra.

Saint Brigid’s Home Guild Sale a huge success

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Hundreds of people lined up outside Église Saint-Charles-Garnier on a cold, bright morning for the biannual Saint Brigid’s Home Guild Sale on Saturday, November 4. Once again, the sale was a huge success.

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