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Anglos must deal with no seat in Legault cabinet

Commentary

The easy thing to say would be “les absents ont toujours tort” when explaining why there is no anglophone minister in the new Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government.

The Morrin Centre hosts a spooky Halloween Concert

Halloween is the time when fantastic tales become realities, when ordinary people transform into spectacular creatures, and when historic buildings like the Morrin Centre transform into beautiful performance venues. On Oct.

Opéra de Québec’s Werther brings doomed love to life

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Photo: Louise Leblanc

Poor Werther.

The love-lost hero of prolific French composer Jules Massenet’s masterpiece of the same name is, for lack of a more romantic term, crazy for a woman he meets by happenstance and escorts to a ball because her fiancé is out of town. Once her betrothed unexpectedly returns, our hero finds himself hopelessly pining for a shot at wooing her.

The story behind Rue du Bélier

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Photo: via Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain
Rue du Bélier is named after the adult male sheep (the ram). Rams are recognizable by their large spiral horns. Now raised around the world for their wool, meat and milk, sheep were among the first animals domesticated by human beings. Male sheep are called rams, the females are ewes and young sheep are lambs.

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:

Allow me to comment on one of the concerns indicated in the Oct. 10 Chronicle-Telegraph article “Anglo community hopeful, but ‘has concerns’ about new CAQ government.”

Memorials and Things of Fame

October 21, 1868 – The Morning Chronicle

Musée de la Civilisation blows out 30 candles

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

For a place that presents exhibits that span millennia, the Musée de la Civilisation de Québec is actually a young place. The museum celebrated its 30th birthday over the past week. For this milestone, it opened its doors to the public and held unique activities from Oct. 19 to 21 – three days to celebrate three decades.

Three out of four parents worried about legal cannabis: survey

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Two days before the legalization of cannabis by the federal government, the Fondation Jean-Lapointe unveiled the results of a major survey aimed at better understanding the concerns of Quebec parents regarding cannabis legalization.

Find your wax doppelganger at the Musée de la Civilisation

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Wax sculptures either impress people or give off an eerie vibe… perfect for Halloween. Wax heads hanging in a display cabinet on the second floor of the Musée de la Civilisation are a preview of the upcoming exhibit My 2000-Year-Old Double, which opens Oct. 24 and runs until May 12, 2019. 

Families in costume delight at Quebec City Comiccon

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Miniature superheroes, Star Wars wookiees and small princesses walked among their giant counterparts at Quebec City Comiccon, held on Oct. 20 and 21 at the Centre des Congrès de Québec. Comic book, movie, fantasy and science fiction fans of all ages in full costume explored the magical world of Comiccon, complete with orchestral concerts and bouncy castles.

Lions golf team brings home bronze from CCAA championship

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Photo: Luc Lang

The CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence men’s golf team is bringing home some hardware. At the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) national golf championship in Medicine Hat, Alta., the Lions finished the four rounds with a combined 19 shots over par, to finish tied for third place with the University of the Fraser Valley (Abbotsford, B.C.).

SFE Spirit Run fills cloudy day with colour

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Photo: Andrew Johnston

Sunday, Sept. 23 was a cloudy overcast day … but not at Ste-Foy Elementary School! On this day, we held our fifth annual Active Body Active Mind (ABAM) run. The ABAM program is unique to our school and only for cycle three students.

The run was a colour run and people from the school, the neighbourhood and other English schools came to take part.

Marier-Bonhomme draws comparisons to superstar Poulin

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Photo: Peter Black

Marie-Philip Poulin is a true Canadian hockey legend: hero of two Olympic gold-medal games, captain of Team Canada and a role model to scores of up-and-coming players.

Community Calendar

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Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. – Exploring Life Losses: Grief is the natural reaction to loss. Guest speaker Yvonne Clarke, a grief counsellor and family therapist, has many years’ experience helping adults and children understand the grieving process. This activity is free and so is parking in the Jeffery Hale Hospital parking lot.

Laval defeats Ravens for rugby championship spot

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Photo: courtesy of Université Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or women’s rugby team earned a spot in the U Sports national championship with a 23-12 win over the Carleton University Ravens in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) semifinal.

Fighting Irish juniors capture regular season football banner with win

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Photo: courtesy of Esther Paradis, St. Patrick’s Football

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish junior football team completed the regular season undefeated by edging the Laser from Les Sentiers (Charlesbourg) 27-25 on Oct. 21 on the Plains of Abraham field, handing the Laser its first loss of the season. The win gives the junior team its first regular season title since 2012 and home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

Mohamed Aagab and Caroline Poitras victorious at marathon

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Moroccan Mohamed Aagab and Quebec athlete Caroline Poitras won the 2018 Marathon SSQ Québec on Oct. 14. They were two of 1,317 runners to complete the 42.2 km. 

Liberals seek a new leader and a new direction after defeat

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Is there anything more exciting than a leadership race?

OK, let’s face it, that breathless question was addressed to political junkies and wonks for whom there is no more satisfying rush, short of legal weed, than the prospect of gladiators in business attire slugging it out in the coliseum of political discourse. A bit of blood and mud is a titillating bonus.

In the Federal Reserve System we trust

The honeymoon between U.S. President Donald Trump and Jerome Powell, chairman of the United States Federal Reserve System, commonly known as the Fed, is over. Trump disagrees with the central bank’s decision to artificially slow the economy down by continuously increasing interest rates.

They are both right.

CANCELLED: Enigma at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: courtesy of the Morrin Centre

REGRETFULLY, due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been CANCELLED.

Those who purchased tickets online will be fully refunded.

Those who purchsed tickets at the Morrin Centre, please contact the Centre for details. 

 

——————— EVENT CANCELLED ————————- 

 

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

October 16, 1868 – The Morning Chronicle

The Yacht Race Still Undecided

The story behind Rue William-Wood

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Photo: courtesy of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec

This new street that has just been opened in the Cap-Rouge neighbourhood of Quebec City is named in honour of William Wood, who was born in Quebec City in 1864. He was the son of George Augustus Leslie Wood, a merchant, and Charlotte Feodore Louisa Augusta Guérout.

Halloween Magic at the Aquarium du Québec

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Photo: Lise Lafond
The Aquarium du Québec was invaded by witches, sorcerers and magicians on Oct. 13 for its annual Halloween festivities. Visitors were asked to pitch in and help rid the aquarium of these spooky visitors.

The aquarium had suggested that people arrive in costume for the occasion, and participants did not disappoint. 

Quebec City gets ready for Halloween

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

How the pumpkin became a Jack O’Lantern

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Did you eat a traditional meal on Thanksgiving? If so, was pumpkin pie on the menu?

Newcomers discover the bilingual advantage for employment

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Photo: Mary McCown

Learning a second language can be an intimidating experience for many adults, but for newcomers to Quebec City, it’s often essential for finding work and making friends.

On Oct. 10, a bilingual business networking 5-á-7 offered an opportunity for adults to practice their English or French in a relaxed environment and simply talk at the Valcartier Family Centre (VFC) on Boul. Hochelaga.

Pink Floyd tribute band to play Impérial Bell

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When Josh Sczczepanowski and his friends walked out of the concert, they were pretty underwhelmed.

Election Time at Ste-Foy Elementary

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Photo: courtesy of Andrew Johnston

On Sept. 26, a guest speaker came to Ste-Foy Elementary School: Paul Shoiry, a former mayor of Sillery and member of city council. He came to speak to the cycle three students about the electoral process, government and politics. He shared his experience of being mayor and how he was elected. We asked him lots of questions, because we were in the midst of writing our own election speeches.

Comiccon returns with a special family edition

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On Oct. 20 and 21, Quebec City Comiccon will mark its fifth anniversary with a special edition dedicated to the entire family, particularly the young ones, with a special family rate! The 2018 event promises to transform the Centre des Congrès de Québec into an immense wholesome party, packed with a whirlwind of activities to amaze and entertain the superhero in all of us.

Pedestrian safety is a shared responsibility

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Every day in Quebec, seven pedestrians are injured in road accidents. In 2017, 69 pedestrians were killed and over 2,500 were injured in road accidents. The Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) is launching a new campaign this month aimed at making drivers and pedestrians aware of their safety.

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