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The story behind Rue Triquet

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain
This street honours Paul Triquet, V.C. (1910-1980),  an officer of the Royal 22e Régiment, born in Cabano, Quebec.

Triquet enrolled in the Canadian Army in 1927 and participated in the Italian campaign during the Second World War.

Celebrate Quebec at the Valcartier Family Centre

The Valcartier Family Centre invites anglophones to celebrate Quebec and its culture on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Valcartier Family Centre (Building 93) in Shannon.

A celebration of song with La Grande Fête Lyrique!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Guy Lessard, one of the founding members of Tempêtes et Passions, gathered 26 of the greatest professional lyrical singers in the Quebec City region for La Grande Fête Lyrique, presented at the Chapelle du Musée de l’Amérique Francophone on Sept. 24.

Maison Pollack rots while city tests powers

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Photo: Peter Black
Winter is coming and Maison Pollack, one of the city’s distinctive architectural landmarks on Grande Allée, with its six towering white columns, remains abandoned, exposed and crumbling.  

André Rieu’s Johann Strauss Orchestra waltzes into the Videotron Centre for spectacular performance

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra didn’t quite waltz into the Videotron Centre on Sept. 26 – they “marched” in to the tune of “Seventy-six Trombones,” surprising members of the audience as they progressed down the aisles from the back of the large arena, that was almost as packed as it was for the Paul McCartney concert the previous week!

VEQ presentations provide a wealth of information to newcomers

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Over 30 newcomers to Quebec City gathered in the Coin Soleil of Jeffery Hale Hospital on Sept. 27 for the Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) Quebec Health 101 Guide and Winter in Quebec City presentations.

Fédération de l’Âge d’Or du Québec hosts seventh annual salon

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Photo: Lorie Pierce
For anyone over the age of 50, Expo-Cité was the place to be from Sept. 28 to 30, for the seventh annual Salon FADOQ presented by the Fédération de l’Âge d’Or du Québec. The Réseau FADOQ, formerly called the Fédération de l’Âge d’Or du Québec, is the largest seniors’ organization in Canada, with 516,000 members in 16 regional groups. 

HMCS Montcalm welcomes new commanding officer

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On Sept. 22, HMCS Montcalm held a change of command ceremony. On this occasion, Commander Patricia Girard took over the reins from Lieutenant-Commander Guy Boulet. Captain(N) Étienne Landry presided at the event and acted as reviewing officer during the parade.

Marché public de Sainte-Foy to get permanent structure

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Photo: Artist’s rendition courtesy of Ville de Québec

The Ville de Québec announced on Sept. 28 that the Marché public de Sainte-Foy will be redeveloped over the next two years. Despite the work planned in the area, the market will continue to operate on the current site during the construction.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. – What You Need to Know About Advance Medical Directives. The Wellness Centre, Lifelong Learning and Éducaloi will host a community information session at the Eastern Québec Learning Centre, 3005 Rue William-Stuart. To register, contact Jan Anderson at the Wellness Centre at [email protected] or call 418-684-5333, ext. 1539.

Iona Whishaw launching new Lane Winslow mystery

Please join mystery author Iona Whishaw as she launches her newest Lane Winslow mystery, A Sorrowful Sanctuary, at La Maison Anglaise (Place de la Cité, 2600 Boul. Laurier), on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m.

St. Patrick’s High grad Edward Godin finally sees CFL action

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Photo: courtesy of the BC Lions website

The first St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish football program graduate in the Canadian Football League (CFL), Edward Godin, is finally seeing some action with the BC Lions. Godin dressed for his first game on Sept. 14, against the Alouettes in Montreal.

Laval football, women’s rugby teams feast on Concordia Stingers

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Photo: Kyran Thicke-Université Laval

The Université Laval football and women’s rugby teams had a double date with the Concordia University Stingers over the past weekend in Montreal. Instead of having a crush on them, the Rouge et Or handed the Stingers two crushing defeats.

Lady Lions rugby sevens team have a perfect Sunday

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Photo: Luc Lang

The CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence Lady Lions rugby sevens team was back on the pitch Sept. 30, on the Charlesbourg campus of Cégep Limoilou. It was a fantastic weekend for the Double Blue.

The Lady Lions got three wins in the three games they played during the second day of Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) conference action.

Paul McCartney delivers a magical evening at the Vidéotron Centre

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Paul McCartney had the audience at the Vidéotron Centre in the palm of his hand for a magical two-hour-30-minute, non-stop show on Sept. 17. The indefatigable former Beatle performed his and their greatest hits and many new songs from his new solo album, Egypt Station.

Let’s assume Québec Solidaire became really populaire

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(The following is SATIRE; it is meant to be ridiculous.).

QUEBEC (Staff), Nov. 13, 2018
Québec Solidaire (QS) co-spokespersons Manon Massé and Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois were sworn in today as co-spokesministers-among-equals of Quebec at a simple ceremony in a downtown soup kitchen.

Wall Street boldly going where no markets have gone before

The unofficial barometer of the U.S. economy, the Dow Jones Industrial Average index, was fast approaching the 27,000 milestone when it closed at an all-time high of 26,743.50 this past Friday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index is also venturing into record territory, closing at 2,929.67 on the same day, a few points shy of the 3,000 landmark.

Memorials and Things of Fame

September 27, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

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Université Laval research project seeks English-speaking volunteers

The CHU de Québec has reached out to the English-speaking community for help in validating a cognitive screening tool they are developing in order to refine diagnoses for patients suffering from memory problems.

The story behind Rue de la Beauce

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Photo: Google Maps
This street is named in honour of a section of the Chaudière-Appalaches region that extends southeast of the city of Lévis to the Canada-U.S. border. 

The towns of Saint-Georges, Sainte-Marie, Beauceville and Vallée-Jonction are located on the banks of the Chaudière River, which flows through this picturesque valley to the St. Lawrence River.

Curtain comes down on successful Quebec City Film Festival

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
From silent movies and old Western films to modern animation and virtual reality, there was something for all cinema enthusiasts at the 2018 Quebec City Film Festival (QCFF). For 10 days, they watched unique works of art and classic movies, and even had opportunities to enter a post-apocalyptic world or participate in a go-kart race on the giant screen in Place d’Youville.

Step through time to the Magic Lantern

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The Quebec City Film Festival is full of surprising presentations. It is not only about film showings but also about culture, music and heritage. On Sept. 22, the public were invited to take a step back in time, earlier than talkies and silent films. They were in for a unique show of the American Magic Lantern Theatre (AMLT) at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. 

Jigs, reels, and dresses sparkle at the Vieux-Québec Feis

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Hundreds of Irish dancers from around the region leapt and kicked their way through the Petit Séminaire Saint-François in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures during the Vieux-Québec Feis on Sept. 22. 

OSQ opens the season with a magnificent concert

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

To open the 2018-2019 season, Fabien Gabel and the musicians of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ) presented a concert of symphonic works by Russian composers Alexandre Borodine, Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Rachmaninoff on Sept. 19.

Voters uncertain as election “like no other” hits home stretch

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Photo: Peter Black

With just days to go before Quebecers vote, polls suggest no party is in a solid position to form a majority government.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. – Dietitian Dorothy Moffat will explore the topic of Eating Well: Sugar and Salt at a Community Health Education Program videoconference to be held in the Jeffery Hale Pavilion boardroom (1270 ch. Sainte-Foy). This activity is free and so is parking in the hospital parking lot.

Commemorative plaque placed at Jeffery Hale Hospital

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Photo: Mélanie Chadenet-Valin

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Jeffery Hale Hospital, the City of Quebec recently placed a plaque at the hospital’s main entrance. It honours the history of this caring institution and the man who brought it into being.

The bilingual plaque reads as follows:

Significant decrease in 2018-2019 CQSB tax bills

The Central Quebec School Board (CQSB) mailed out its 2018-2019 tax bills last week. I would imagine that by now most of those who pay their school taxes to the CQSB and reside in the Capitale-Nationale or Chaudières-Appalaches regions have witnessed the significant decrease from last year’s assessment.

Find your voice with Vibrant Voices – Voix Vivantes!

Quebec city’s multilingual vocal ensemble, Vibrant Voices – Voix Vivantes, is recruiting new choristers. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Espace Saint-Michael, 1800 Chemin Saint-Louis in Sillery. They are conducted in both English and French.

JH-SB’s Friends’ Foundation golf tournament rained out!

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Photo: Michèle Provencher
The 28th annual Jeffery Hale-Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation golf tournament may have been rained out, but it turned out to be the best ever fundraising event! 
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