September 5 2018 Edition

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.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

September 9, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette

Ann Landers dishes out advice, 1960s style

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Just imagine it is Aug. 29, 1968. You pick up your copy of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph and scan the headlines. “Bloody Chicago Riots, Police Use Clubs to Subdue 3,000 Demonstrators” [at the Democratic National Convention].

The story behind Rue Beethoven

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain
This street in Beauport is named in honour of the German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), one of the greatest figures in the history of classical music. 

An open letter to the citizens of Quebec City

After many years of visiting Quebec City with my wife and two daughters, and actually purchasing a small condo in this great city, I wanted to write an open letter to her citizens to express my gratitude and appreciation for the culture of Quebec City that has been built with all of the best qualities of what it means to be human and to live together as a society.

Under the Rainbow: Quebec City Pride Festival a big success

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Quebec City Pride Festival, also known as the Fête Arc-en-Ciel, was held this weekend, with activities taking place across the city day and night.

Laval’s offence has no mercy for Concordia

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

If Université Laval football head coach Glen Constantin was worried about the offence of his Rouge et Or team, quarterback Hugo Richard quickly swept those worries away. The Rouge et Or crushed the Concordia University Stingers 49-9 on Sept. 1 in front of 9,132 fans at Stade Telus.

Capitales playoffs and Remparts pre-season games

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Photo: capitalesdequebec.com

Baseball fans waiting for playoff competition to come to the Stade Canac will get their wish. The Québec Capitales will host games 3, 4 and 5 of their Can-Am League semifinal series on their home field in Limoilou [Saint-Roch] on Sept. 7, 8 and 9.

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