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Anglo community hopeful, but “has concerns” about new CAQ government

The election of a Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) majority government has thrust the English-speaking community in the Quebec City region into uncertainty.

Around the Anglosphere: Portneuf Elementary School

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

The expanded Portneuf Elementary School building may be only a few years old, but every student who passes through principal Linda Beaulieu’s office has a close encounter with the school’s history.

MAtv an opportunity for all Quebecers

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The local TV station MAtv (channel 9 or 609 on Vidéotron) recently unveiled its fall schedule. It includes some favourite programs from past seasons such as Lezarts Québec, which focuses on the city’s cultural life and on local artists, and Mise à jour Québec, oriented toward social and political happenings in the community. The lineup also includes a few novelties.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 5 to 7 p.m. – Hello/Bonjour Career Development. Join Voice of English-speaking Québec for a career development 5-à-7 in collaboration with the FORT Program at 2630 Boul. Hochelaga. Learn how to make the most of your experience and why bilingualism is so important! Contact Alexandra at 418-683-2366 ext. 224 or [email protected] to register!

St. Lawrence Lions hockey team split pair of games

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Photo: courtesy Champlain-St. Lawrence website

The CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence hockey team split a pair of games in Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) college conference action on Oct. 5 and 6.

St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish football and hockey action

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Photo: Charles F. Nadeau

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish junior football team is on an incredible journey. The Irish went to Chicoutimi on Oct. 5, and crushed the École secondaire L’Odyssée-Lafontaine Mustangs 49-6.

Laval hands Carabins second loss with overtime thriller

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

David Côté’s overtime 12-yard field goal was all the Université Laval Rouge et Or football team needed to squeeze out a 18-15 win over the Université de Montréal (UdeM) Carabins on Oct. 7. It’s the second time this year that the Rouge et Or beat the Carabins, after a September meeting.

Mud and sun for the CQSB Cross Country Run

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
More than 500 runners from 12 schools raced through the Base de Plein Air de Sainte-Foy on a muddy Saturday morning. To the sound of chairman Stephen Burke’s voice, led by head organizer Claire Arseneau, hundreds of students, staff and family members participated in the 22nd Central Québec School Board (CQSB) Cross Country Run on Sept. 29. 

O Cannabis: Will Oct. 17 bring reefer madness or mild buzz?

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There’s not much of a body of precedent for what’s going to happen on Oct. 17. When exactly was the last time a government in Canada took such a quantum leap towards a more permissive society as will occur when the sale and consumption of marijuana become legal?

Wellness Centre activities in full swing!

Wellness Centre activities are already in full swing this autumn. There is something of interest to every age and life stage. Visit the Wellness Centre’s website at wejh.ca and follow the links under Programs and Activities for information about Community Wellness, Family Matters, the Caregivers’ Circle, Healthy Seniors and the SNACS program for teens and young adults with disabilities.