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Festin celtique a delicious treat at the Domaine de Maizerets

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Photo: Courtesy of LesFestifs.com
The Festival Celtique de Québec got off to a great start on Sept. 7 at the Domaine de Maizerets where, for the first time in the 13-year history of the event, a Festin celtique (Celtic feast) was held. 

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Sept. 8 to 16 – Coupe Banque Nationale tennis championship at the PEPS at Université Laval. International tournament sanctioned by the Women’s Tennis Association. Daily matches Sept. 10 to 14. Semifinals and finals on Sept. 15 and 16. For details, visit coupebanquenationale.ca.

Trying to tame the invasive horsetail

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Photo: Lise Lafond
The horsetail plant (Equisetum, from the Latin words equus for horse and seta for tail) is one of the oldest plants in the world. The ancestors of today’s horsetail were present during the Carboniferous Period. Much taller during that era, this living fossil was said to attain a height of 30 metres or more and was certainly one of the dominant plants of the prehistoric world.

Do you eat organic

Welcome to my kitchen

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Photo: Joanne Kyvetos
Buying and eating local is all the rage these days. People are rediscovering the goodness of fresh homegrown fruit and vegetables that our grandparents took for granted, and being encouraged to eat seasonal produce and support local dairy farmers and cheese producers. 

Rouge et Or football defence shines in win over Carabins

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Photo: Université Laval- James Hajjar

The much-anticipated first meeting of the season between the Université Laval Rouge et Or and the Université de Montréal Carabins was held on Sept. 8 at the CEPSUM stadium in Montreal.

After the Rouge et Or offence shredded the Concordia University Stingers a week earlier, it was the defence who shined in the 12-7 win over the Carabins.

Fighting Irish sweep Mont-Joli; Capitales in the Can-Am League Final

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Photo: Capitales de Québec-Sébastien Dion

St. Patrick’s High School’s Fighting Irish football teams started their 2018 campaigns on a winning note.

New adventures for Girl Guides of Canada

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Photo: Ruby Pratka from QCT archives

Girl Guides of Canada has embarked on a new and exciting girl-driven adventure! We are launching our new Girls First program this September. Through Girls First, every girl in Guiding can be everything she wants to be.

Back to school at Holland Elementary

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Thirteen (count ‘em) yellow school buses line up in front of Holland Elementary School on Avenue Ernest-Gagnon to take students home after their first day of school on Aug. 29. Some students are picked up by their parents or live close enough to walk home at the end of the day.

MondoKarnaval celebrates world cultures in Quebec City

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Photo: Danielle Burns
When one thinks of Quebec City, diversity might not be the first word that springs to mind. Over the weekend, the fifth edition of MondoKarnaval – a festival that aims to share world cultures – tested that notion. 

To err is human; to forgive is up to the voters

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To be a candidate in the provincial election, you need to meet certain basic requirements: be at least 18 years of age, a Canadian citizen and a resident of Quebec for the previous six months, and not be a judge, a federal MP, an election official or a prisoner serving a sentence of two years or more.

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