October 29 2008 Edition

SLC Lions show “grit, speed and toughness” in Ohio

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Photo: QCT archives

The long hours coasting on smooth interstate highways 81 and 90 were spent watching movies, studying and catching interrupted power naps as they came. Our boys prepared for battle in conditions that recalled those of the endless minor league tours taken by Paul Newman and the Charlestown Chiefs in the classic movie Slapshot.

85-year-old shoots 81, stuns older friends

Despite cool weather, Frank “Long Drive” Coveney shot an 81 at the Castor Golf Club on October 8, four strokes less than his age, his friend Jerry O’Brien reported.

Scary stuff to do

Halloween Lantern Tour on the Plains of Abraham

Spend Halloween or the following Day of the Dead scared out of your wits on the Plains! Tales of sorcery, murder, execution and mystery colour a tour led by Sir George Garneau, mayor of Quebec City in 1908, or his wife, Marie Alma.

As weather cools, so does QC commerce

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Photo: QCT archives

With the last of the cruise ships setting sail from the city’s harbour this week, Quebec City business owners are satisfied with the business brought by the liners this fall. But many cannot help but long for the unprecedented commerce and tourism of this past summer.

Immigration dept. promotes “francisation” for newcomers

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Photo: Scott French

A community landmark changes hands; Aaron family to sell Restaurant Diana

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Photo: Scott French

It was the kind of place people called a second home, the kind of place you might sit down to have a meal alone and feel perfectly comfortable. Restaurant Diana, one of a dying breed of family-run restaurants in Quebec City’s downtown, plans to close its doors for good this Saturday, after serving the community in St. Jean Baptiste for 63 years.

City’s plan to reform snow removal policy worries elderly, MDs

The city of Quebec’s proposition to clear fewer sidewalks this winter in has some seniors and medical professionals worried about a possible increase in the number of sidewalk falls among the elderly.

Gallichon rides for the last time

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The 78th Fraser Highlanders lead Billy Carol Gallichon’s horse-drawn hearse and a procession of calèches toward the Château Frontenac, where a moment of silence was observed for the long-time calèche driver, who died last week at 81. Fellow drivers Jerry Dionne and Brian Turpin attended their friend’s funeral procession.

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