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Twenty countries represented at the SLC International Lunch

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Upon entering the Student Centre, one could smell the delicious aromas rising from 20 different serving dishes. Champlain–St. Lawrence Campus (SLC) students and staff prepared homemade dishes for the annual International Lunch on Nov. 22, which is free of charge. 

Christmas shopping at the Salon Expo-Cadeaux

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Photo: Lise Lafond
The 18th annual Salon Expo-Cadeaux of the Corporation des Artistes et Artisans de la Jacques-Cartier (CAAJC) was held on Nov. 24 and 25 at the Centre Anne-Hébert in Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier.

Jules BLANCHET 1925-2018

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The Honourable Jules Blanchet passed away peacefully at the Maison Michel-Sarrazin in Quebec City in his 94th year, on November 15, 2018.

He was the beloved son of the late Gustave Blanchet and the late Rosalie Fortin of Rivière-à-Pierre in Portneuf.

Latest mystery puts Louise Penny at the top of her game

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Winter has come to the village of Three Pines, and Chief Superintendent Armand Gamache finds himself doing battle with the elements, driving along a snow-packed road toward an abandoned farmhouse. It’s not business this time, at least not obviously so. He’s been summoned by a cryptic note to a meeting.

The CWL hosts special event open to the public:

“Inspired by the Spirit, women respond to God’s call”

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The Catholic Women’s League (CWL) of St. Patrick’s Council is hosting a special panel discussion on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m. in McMahon Hall of St. Patrick’s Church, 1145 Ave.

An offering of winter concerts at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity recently announced a series of nine concerts, to be held from Nov. 25 to Feb. 26.

Laval takes home 10th Vanier Cup with 34-20 win over Western

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Université Laval took home its 10th Vanier Cup, when the Rouge et Or cruised to a 34-20 win over the University of Western Ontario Mustangs in the 54th edition of the Vanier Cup, at Stade Telus, on Nov. 24.

It also represents the fourth perfect season in Rouge et Or history, after those in 2008, 2010, and 2013.

Laval’s Mathieu Betts in a class by himself

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Photo: Luc Lang

Mathieu Betts, defensive lineman for the Université Laval Rouge et Or, made U SPORTS history at the All-Canadians Football Awards ceremony, held at the Vidéotron Centre on Nov. 22.

University football played on field of disparity

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The word “parity” is popping up a lot in the pronouncements of sports commentators, in relation to the National Hockey League (NHL).

The gist of the “parity” phenomenon is that, even though the league is only about a quarter of the way into the 82-game schedule, a bunch of teams are making fools out of pre-season prognosticators.

Quebec High School still remembers … 100 years later

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Photo: Maarten Buyck
At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the Armistice was signed, thus ending the Great War. One hundred years later, students at Quebec High School (QHS) paid a very special tribute to the alumni who served in that war.

The wonderful Sears life: a Christmas shopping story

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Photo: Sébastien Clavet

Once upon a Christmas time, shopping malls were the preferred destination to buy all the gifts for your loved ones.

The story behind Rue Braille

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Rue Braille was named in honour of Louis Braille, who invented a system of reading and writing for use by the blind or visually impaired. The system he devised remains virtually unchanged to this day, and is known worldwide simply as braille. 

Memorials and Things of Fame

November 21, 1868 – The Morning Chronicle

Chrystia Freeland visits Quebec City

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Photo: Peter Black

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland made a stop in Quebec City on Nov. 14 on a mission to calm concerns about the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

The 2018 Community Christmas Hamper Campaign has started!

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Photo: Diane Kameen

Our fundraising goal for 2018 is $30,000, so we have a long way to go! You can visit the Quebec City Community Christmas Hamper Campaign Facebook page every Thursday and keep track of the fundraising progress. We need non-perishable food donations (canned and packaged goods) as well as volunteers to help sort, pack and deliver the goods on Dec. 12, 13, 14 and 15.

The Morrin Centre’s 10th annual Literary Feast scores again

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Photo: Dylan Page

On Nov. 15, Quebec City’s English-language cultural hub, the Morrin Centre, hosted its 10th annual Literary Feast. The event, which benefits the centre’s programming and mission, began with a cocktail reception in the magnificent Victorian library, followed by a dinner in the ballroom.

2019 Quebec Winter Carnival will be different … and shorter

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The 2019 Quebec Winter Carnival will be held over 11 days rather than the usual 17. The two parades, scheduled for Feb. 9 and 16, will take place in Upper Town only.

At a press conference held at the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec on Nov. 7, Carnival managing director Mélanie Raymond and consultant Daniel Gélinas revealed details of next year’s parade.

MNBAQ exhibit celebrates 350 years of Quebec art

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The Musée nationale des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ) has breathed new life into the restored Gérard Morisset pavilion, inaugurated in 1933, with its exhibit 350 ans de pratiques artistiques au Québec (350 years of artistic practices in Quebec), which opened on Nov. 14. 

Winter is here and the geese have gone … or most of them

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Photo: Lise Lafond
Canada geese come to our pond in the spring and fall every year, giving us the opportunity to learn so much from these large feathered friends. 

Quebec Art Company’s Streetcar is ready to roll

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Photo: Normand Brassard

There’s great excitement in the air as the Quebec Art Company (QAC) production of A Streetcar Named Desire is but a week away from the opening night of a six-show run.

Video game developers remember Bernard Landry

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Photo: provided by Pascal Nataf

Quebec paid tribute this past week to a great statesman – former premier Bernard Landry, who died on Nov. 6.

Community Calendar

Nov. 19 to Dec. 6 – Senior Technology Workshops. Members of the community aged 50+ are invited to join us for workshops with Quebec High School’s tech-savvy students! Bring your own devices and questions. For details visit veq.ca Events and RSVP to Alexandra at 418 683-2366 ext. 224 or [email protected].

Hockey action at St. Patrick’s High and St. Lawrence

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Photo: courtesy of Champlain-St. Lawrence Athletics

The St. Patrick’s High School hockey teams will all be back in action after a quiet time in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire.

Only the Under 17 Minor (U17) team was on the ice last weekend. Playing at the Centre Sportif de Sainte-Foy, the Fighting Irish lost in overtime, 3-2, against the Académie Mont-Bleu of Gatineau.

Cannabis education starts before legal age of consumption

TeenMentalHealth.org is educating students, parents, teachers and school-based student care providers about cannabis use in teens. Information and resources can be downloaded free at TeenMentalHealth.org/Cannabis.

Laval and Western set for Vanier Cup rematch

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Photo: courtesy of Mathieu Bélanger-U Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or will finally get a chance to avenge their 2017 Vanier Cup loss to the University of Western Ontario Mustangs.

Laval captured the Uteck Bowl and got their ticket to the 2018 U Sports national football championship game with a resounding 63-0 win over the Atlantic Conference champions, the St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) X-Men.

High school and CEGEP basketball season underway

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Photo: Luc Lang

Basketball season is back in the Québec-Chaudière-Appalaches region of the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ).

It’s back to the courts for the girls’ and boys’ teams at St. Patrick’s and Quebec high schools in hopes of winning a regional title banner to hang in their respective gymnasiums.

Lest we forget: 100 years since the Armistice

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
This year’s Remembrance Day has a special significance because it commemorates the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice in a railway car in the forest of Compiègne in Picardy, France, on Nov. 11, 1918, ending the First World War.

Letter to the Editor

I just wanted to say thank you for [QCT journalist Ruby Pratka’s] amazing article [“Quebec City comes together for victims of Pittsburgh shooting”] that appeared in [the Nov. 7, 2018] paper.

Cable TV boldly goes where networks fear to tread

Now that the American midterm elections are over, there is likely to be a great sucking vacuum in the television-viewing habits of many folks on this side of the border who have been addicted to CNN and MSNBC – well, ever since that orange-haired fellow began his run for the presidency, anyway.

MAtv launch documentary on Château Frontenac’s 125th anniversary

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Photo: provided by MAtv

On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the Château Frontenac, former general manager Robert Mercure proposed to MAtv Québec that it produce a documentary series relating the history of the famous hotel, including the prestigious site where it is located.

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