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SLC Bake Sale raises $1,250 for MS Walk

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Campus is a very socially aware college, and works to benefit a variety of organizations. From fundraising campaigns to volunteering, the staff and students are always looking for new ways to help others. The latest effort took place from April 29 to May 1. Biology lab technician Diane Denault organized a bake sale, which raised $1,250 for MS Walk.

Coffee: the bitter reality of one of our favourite beverages

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Coffee …. Around the world, people seem to need this tasty hot beverage to start the day, and Canadians do love their coffee. We are close to the top of the list of coffee-consuming countries, beaten only by Finland and the Netherlands.

Luxury condo project finally replacing Bégin butcher building

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

After seven years of uncertainty, the former Boucherie W.E. Bégin building on Rue Saint-Jean, at the corner of Rue Sainte-Claire, will be demolished, starting this month.

The abandoned building, more of nostalgic value than historic, will be replaced by 10 luxury co-property units, called 500 Saint-Jean, which the promoter says will be available for occupancy by the end of this year.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 8 at 6 p.m. – Annual General Meeting of the Jeffery Hale–Saint Brigid’s Users Committee in the Kildare Lounge at Saint Brigid’s Home, 1645 Chemin Saint-Louis. The meeting will be followed at 6:30 p.m. by an information session for Saint Brigid’s residents and their families. For information call 418-682-2252, ext. 1454.

Parks Canada and Irish Heritage Quebec host the Great Famine Voices Roadshow 2019

The Great Famine Voices Roadshow 2019 is a series of open house events in the United States and Canada that brings together Irish emigrants, their descendants, and members of their communities to share family memories and stories of coming from Ireland to North America, especially during the period of the Great Hunger and afterwards.

The world needs magic! And the Festival de magie delivers

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

There is something captivating about magic, illusions and artistic performances. Even in the 21st century, with many magic secrets revealed on the internet, people still love to see magicians perform. Quebecers flocked to the Quartier Petit Champlain and the Capitole de Québec theatre for the ninth Festival de magie de Québec from May 2 to 5.

Sports roundup: half-marathon, football and hockey

Records set at Lévis Half-Marathon

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger - Courtesy of Gestev

Some 5,000 runners were at the starting line of the 16th annual Lévis Half-Marathon and organizers were delighted that new records were set both in the men’s and the women’s categories.

Woodstock 2019 at SLC! The Quebec City rock show of the year

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

In August 1969 Woodstock changed the universe of music. Over three days on a farm in Upstate New York, 32 bands performed for an audience of some 400,000 people. On April 26 and 27, CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC) student band What The Heck (WTH) held their own Woodstock-ish concert at the AI Financial Group Amphitheatre.

Stubborn humans sandbagging flood prevention

Floods, they’ve been around since Noah.

Although no one is building an ark, thousands of Quebecers have been taking whatever steps they can to preserve what they can of their homes and possessions from rising waters, the likes of which have not been seen, say the old-timers, in ages, or ever.

Quebec airports require expensive facelifts

Air travel business is booming. As a direct response, airports around the world are upgrading their facilities to accommodate the increase in air traffic. Renovations at Quebec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport are almost done and work on Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is set to begin this fall.