August 30 2017 Edition

Civilians of all ages enjoyed the CFB Valcartier open house

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On August 27, Canadian Forces Base Valcartier, 30 minutes northwest of Quebec City, opened its doors to civilians of all ages.

Marathon SSQ marks bittersweet transitional year

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Runners from 24 countries arrived in Quebec City over the weekend of August 25. Despite the celebrations, the 20th edition of the Marathon SSQ de Québec was a bittersweet day. 

The runners crossed the Quebec Bridge for the last time - organizers say next year’s race will be entirely on the north shore.

Curtain to rise on Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Québec City’s annual film extravaganza is back! On August 22, the Festival de cinéma de la Ville de Québec (FCVQ) announced its 2017 lineup. From September 13 to 23, moviegoers will have the chance to enjoy over 200 films, including two movies “soundtracked” by live musicians, Birdman and La passion de Jeanne d’Arc.

‘Even if it is normal, it doesn’t mean it’s acceptable’: Taking action on bullying

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Photo: provided

If you’re reading this and you’re a student, parent or teacher, you may be sitting down to your first breakfast of the new school year. For Quebec City’s English-language public schools, school starts August 30.

Asylum seekers: Myths vs. Facts

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Photo: submitted by Denis L’Anglais

Since Montreal’s Olympic Stadium was set aside earlier this month to host asylum seekers who had crossed the U.S.-Canada border, many political parties and pressure groups have been proposing solutions for the crisis. However, many of these proposals show a lack of understanding about the legal status of the migrants and Canada’s response.

Give milk, give life: Héma-Québec seeks breast milk donors

Are you, or do you know, a nursing mother? Not only can breast milk feed your newborn, it can also save lives. Héma-Québec is seeking nursing mothers to donate to their public mothers’ milk bank.

Social.Mom…. connecting mothers with an app

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Photo: Lise Lafond

How comforting it is to share the joys and the difficulties of being a mom with other moms that live close by.

Sillery celebrates its unique Avenue Maguire

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The place to be in Sillery on Saturday was at Maguire en Fête. Businesses and restaurants celebrated the history and the uniqueness of the commercial street. On August 27, the street was closed to vehicles and opened to pedestrians.

Café Krieghoff celebrates 40 years of operation

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The Montcalm staple Café Krieghoff celebrated 40 years of operations last Saturday. The milestone was marked with a day full of live performances and interesting appetizers at the Cartier Avenue location.

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