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The most voluminous QCWC Book Fair

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On October 28, which was probably one of the final beautiful autumn days, people rushed to the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre (EQLC) for the ever-popular annual Quebec City Women’s Club (QCWC) Book Fair. Two hours into the sale, thousands of books were still waiting to be picked up.

Français and English spoken at VEQ’s Language Exchange Café

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Some 20 newcomers to Quebec City gathered to enjoy coffee and bilingual games at the Jeffery Hale Pavilion for Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) Newcomers’ Language Exchange Café on October 26.

Canada’s PIGS deliver an authentic Pink Floyd tribute show

Photo: Natalie Keller

It’s been a busy and exciting year for Pink Floyd fans in Quebec. Following the Australian Pink Floyd Show at Festivent in August and rock legend Roger Waters’ concert at the Videotron Centre in early October, Quebec City once again hosted a delightful Pink Floyd performance.

SLC students enjoy Arts, Literature and Communication Day

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC) students in the Arts, Literature and Communication (ALC) program had the day off from their regular classes to attend special lectures and activities in English, French, German and Spanish on October 26. It was the first ALC Day!

Traffic driving Quebec City election campaign

As the Quebec City municipal campaign hits the home stretch to the vote on Sunday, November 5, it’s clear one central issue is driving the election: traffic. In each of the debates between the three mayoral candidates, what to do about the capital’s nasty traffic monster has been the issue that draws the most attention, emotion and conflicting ideas.

St. Pat’s lose heartbreaker in football semis; Laval gets title

Photo: Mathieu Bélanger-U Laval

There are scenes in sports that just grab your heart and you can’t help but feel really sad for the kids.

The St. Patrick’s High Fighting Irish seniors played the Carcajous of the Séminaire des Pères Maristes in a division 3 semi-final game on Friday, October 27, at the Cégep Garneau stadium.

The Photo Show and an encounter with Mathieu Dupuis

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The 10th edition of the Photo Show was held at Expo Cité from September 27 to 29. These dates had been in my agenda for a long time.

Hello! Welcome to my kitchen

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Photo: Joanne Kyvetos

I love to cook … and eat.

My passion for food started more than 30 years ago. I was there for the 35 per cent cream sauce, I slathered my bread with butter and spooned on the sugar, but at some point in life I became reasonable and more health conscious.

Lions still in first place after shootout loss

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Photo: St. Lawrence Lions website

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions shot 51 times on the Collège Lionel-Groulx’s net, but that wasn’t enough as the double blue lost 3-2 in a shootout on October 29 in Sainte-Thérèse.

OBITUARY: Marietta L. Freeland


It is with regret we announce the death of Marietta L. Freeland, 96, at Saint Brigid’s Home in Quebec City on October 26, 2017.

The daughter of the late Mary Etta Love and John Anderson Freeland, she was predeceased by her sister Mary Hilda (John) Stephens and brothers John Roy and Andrew Gordon.

Quebec City now has dome of dreams for baseball buffs

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Photo: Peter Black
To paraphrase Kevin Costner’s character in Field of Dreams, “Build it and they will come.”

“It,” in this case is an inflated dome, which, from an aerial view of the vintage municipal stadium near Parc Victoria, looks like a gigantic marshmallow plopped down on the ballfield. 

Zombies are on the loose at the Morrin Centre

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Quebec City is under attack! Zombies have risen from the graves! Everyone head to the Morrin Centre for safety! The thick walls of the prison will protect residents and visitors, and hopefully keep the zombies out.

Downie tune revived hometown hockey hero’s legend

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Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

The consensus of testimonials to Gord Downie, this uniquely Canadian cultural icon, is that his songs touched people in a very personal, very Canadian way. One Tragically Hip song in particular made that connection for me.

Quebec, USA girls’ teams to battle in Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament

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Photo: Peter Black

Girls’ hockey teams from Quebec and the United States will face off in a historic game in the 2018 edition of the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament.

St. Lawrence golfer Sarah-Ève Rhéaume wins CCAA national title

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Photo: courtesy of CCAA

Congratulations to St. Lawrence College student Sarah-Ève Rhéaume who won the women’s Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) national golf title on October 20 in Oshawa, Ontario.

After four rounds of play, Rhéaume was tied +23 with University of the Fraser Valley’s Madison Kapchinsky. The golfers played an extra hole to determine the national champion.

Memorials and Things of Fame

October 22, 1867 – The Morning Chronicle

Rue Thomas Pope

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Photo: Bill Cox
This street is named in honour of Thomas Pope, the 10th mayor of Quebec City, who was born to Scottish immigrants in Prescott, Upper Canada (Ontario), on October 16, 1825. He was sent to Scotland at an early age to be educated, and after his return, he became a lawyer after articling under Jean-François-Joseph Duval, who later became Chief Justice of Quebec. 

Meet Lorie Pierce, the QCT’s newest journalist

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The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph is delighted to welcome Lorie Pierce aboard its team of freelance journalists. She will be researching and compiling the “Memorials and Things of Fame” column, but I am sure she will also have other interesting topics to write about.

Lorie moved to Quebec City two years ago after having lived in Calgary, Vancouver and her hometown of Toronto.

Pumpkins, books and book lovers at the Morrin Center

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Photo: Mary McCown

Crunchy, colourful leaves danced along the sidewalk in front of the Morrin Centre on a fresh, fall morning. Inside the library, children settled in for storytime. This week’s pick-a-book theme was all about pumpkins. Volunteers read a Halloween book to the eager little readers, adding sound effects and gestures to bring the story to life and capture the young audience.

Two more nights to see Rigoletto at the Opera

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The Opéra de Québec invited members of the media and hundreds of high school students to attend the dress rehearsal of Verdi’s Rigoletto on October 19, before the October 21 opening night. It is always refreshing to see and hear the reaction of these young people, many of whom had never been to an opera before. They applauded everything, even the orchestra tuning up! 

Dollard-des-Ormeaux School inaugurates its new building extension

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Photo: CQSB

The members of the Central Québec School Board’s (CQSB) Council of Commissioners (Council), the members of the Administrative Council (AC) and the principal of Dollard-des-Ormeaux (DDO), Stéphane Lagacé, were clearly very proud to participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the official inauguration of the school’s new extension on October 19.

The Mullin family angel is returned to St. Patrick’s Cemetery

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The stone angel that once adorned the Mullin family gravesite is back at St. Patrick’s Cemetery. After being meticulously cleaned and displayed in the Nanotechnology: The Invisible Revolution exhibit at the Musée de la Civilisation from March 2016 to mid-October 2017, the sculpture was returned on October 19.

Christians and Muslims gather in mutual friendship

Photo: Alain Vézina

Following the atrocious shooting of six men in the Grande Mosquée de Québec late last January, there was an outpouring of sympathy and support from the people of Quebec City. Various rallies and religious services were held and among them was one at the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Old Quebec.

Laval shut out Montreal 22-0

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Photo: Mathieu Belanger, U Laval

This was a meeting between two of the best football teams in the country. Before the game on October 21, the Université de Montréal Carabins were ranked number one in Canada and the Université Laval Rouge et Or was third.

A walk in the park on a beautiful autumn day

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Photo: Lise Lafond
A nice way to celebrate this splendid autumn weather is by talking a stroll in one of Quebec City’s beautiful parks. With a very practical map I printed, which informs us where free parking spaces are, the bus routes and other significant data, I was ready to start my adventure. 

Irish split a pair in LHPS action, Lions win in OT

St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish hockey team was back in action last weekend, with two games in the Ligue de Hockey de Préparations Scolaire (LHPS). St. Pat’s won their first game 5-1 against the Collège Jésus-Marie Lynx; but were blanked 6-0 against l’Ancienne-Lorette Athlétiques.

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Native music celebrated at Teweikan Aboriginal Music Gala

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Photo: Juanita Craig

The second Aboriginal Music Gala took place at Palais Montcalm on Friday, October 13. Under the theme “The drum – the breath of a people,” the Teweikan gala celebrated the creativity of artists and musical groups from the Innu, Atikamekw, Cree and Wendat nations.

Kathleen Weil appointed minister for relations with anglophones

Photo: from the National Assembly website

When Premier Philippe Couillard shuffled his Cabinet on October 11, he also announced the creation of a new Cabinet-level position. Former immigration minister Kathleen Weil, an anglophone MNA who represents the Montreal riding of Nôtre-Dame-de-Grâce, was appointed minister responsible for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers.

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