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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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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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.