September 6 2017 Edition

St. Lawrence independence bid denied by province

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence will not go it alone, after all.

Rainbow flag rises for the Fête Arc-en-Ciel

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On August 31, local politicians and members of the LGBT+ community gathered for the raising of the rainbow flag in the gardens of City Hall in preparation for Quebec City’s annual Pride festivities, known in French as the Fête Arc-en-ciel.

NDP leadership hopefuls look like long shots

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Let’s keep in mind that less than two short years ago, the New Democratic Party was poised to form the government of Canada. (En passant, is a party founded in 1961 still “new”?)

Burke wants education tax gap fixed

Photo: CQSB archives

He’s not quite ready to organize a tea party, but Central Quebec School Board (CQSB) chairman Stephen Burke is nevertheless up in arms over the continuing inequality of taxes imposed upon supporters of the English-language school system.

Bump in CQSB enrolment numbers

As the school bells rang on August 30, many of the schools administered by the Central Quebec School Board (CQSB), which oversees English-language public schools in the Quebec City area as well as Mauricie, Saguenay and smaller jurisdictions around the province, were a bit fuller than usual.

The story behind Rue Van Gogh

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Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was a Dutch painter whose subjects, during his early years, were peasants and still lifes. Like the older Dutch masters such as Rembrandt, he adopted the light-darkness method, as seen in the Potato Diners (1885). 

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
Last night, between seven and eight o’clock, our city was visited by a thunder and lightning storm accompanied by strong gusts of wind. The flashes of the lightning were intensely vivid, following each other one after another with hardly the slightest intermission.

MondoKarnaval calls for cultural harmony

Photo: Juanita Craig
The fourth edition of MondoKarnaval, Quebec City's largest free, international cultural festival, took place at Parc Cartier-Brébeuf in Limoilou from September 2 to 4. Over 40 countries were represented, with 600 artists present over the weekend.

New website supports anglophones travelling for medical care

A new website has been developed for both English speakers and the general population of Quebec’s eastern regions, to improve their experience when they have to leave home for medical services.

Neighbours attend Huron-Wendat cultural event

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Photo: Natalie Keller

An indigenous cultural celebration was held in Sillery on September 2 behind the picturesque Maison des Jésuites de Sillery. The family-friendly afternoon activity offered visitors the chance to discover a variety of traditional chants, prayers and dances of the Huron-Wendat Nation, whose traditional territory lies just outside Quebec City.

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