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Les Chercheurs d’Or relaunch Caballero

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

After six months of confinement, indie-folk-bluegrass band Les Chercheurs d’Or found themselves onstage at Le Studio of the Grand Théâtre for two exclusive concerts on Sept. 17 and 18 to relaunch their latest album, Caballero, which was initially launched during a blizzard in February.

A Different Tune captures 'St. Patrick’s Day in September'

Photo: Screenshot by Shirley Nadeau

It was mid-September, not St. Patrick’s Day week, and the approximately 200 spectators were watching from home via Facebook Live, not packed into the Shannon Community Centre. But the spirit of the Shannon Irish Show was on full display Sept. 19 during St. Patrick’s Day in September.

Court of Appeal backs English boards; call for election delay

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Photo: QCGN

English groups in Quebec are applauding a court decision in support of the English-language school boards, but there is confusion about what will happen with elections scheduled for November.

No easy fix for Electoral College or first-past-the-post systems

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With the Nov. 3 showdown looming between Donald Trump and Joe Biden – don’t they sound like names from a 1950s boxing card? – there will be the predictable agonizing about the effect of that uniquely American political mechanism, the Electoral College.

CQSB reports only one case of COVID-19 in its schools

The Central Québec School Board (CQSB) has so far been spared the significant numbers of COVID-19 infections that have popped up in many educational institutions across the province with the return to school.

Of the board’s 18 schools in Quebec City and other regions, only one case has been recorded – at the Eastern Québec Learning Centre (EQLC) – on Sept. 13.

Former zoo land to be used for new French-language public schools

A public primary school and a public secondary school will be built on land that was once occupied by the Quebec Zoo, Minister of Education Jean-François Roberge confirmed last week.

Roberge made the announcement on Sept. 17 in the company of Jonatan Julien, Charlesbourg MNA and minister of energy and natural resources, and Chauveau MNA Sylvain Lévesque.


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

1870 – The Morning Chronicle
(To the Editor of The Morning Chronicle)

The story behind Rue Jacqueline-Auriol


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of Jacqueline Auriol (1917-2000), a French aviator who set several world speed records. Born in Challans, France, the daughter of a wealthy shipbuilder, she graduated from the Université de Nantes, then studied at the École du Louvre in Paris.

Plans for new CQSB schools move forward

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

Earlier this month, the Central Québec School Board (QCSB) took a step closer to its goal of building a new English-language elementary school in Lévis when its offer to purchase land belonging to a South Shore Pentecostal church was accepted.

Composer Howard Shore continues to add music to movies

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Music is an element essential to movies. It establishes the setting and drives the storyline. It can frighten, worry, sadden, elate and move audiences. For this reason, film composers such as Academy, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner Howard Shore, a member of the Order of Canada, deserve their spot in the limelight.

Digging in for winter

Photo by Peter Black


You’re invited to The Great/ Les Grands Leaders book launch

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Heritage Publishing is inviting the public to the launch of the book The Great/Les Grands Leaders, which will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. at the Chapelle du Musée de l’Amérique francophone, located at 2 Côte de la Fabrique, next to Notre-Dame Basilica Cathedral.

Elizabeth Tweddell celebrates 100th birthday

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Photo: David Blinco

Elizabeth Tweddell, known to many as Betty Mallon, celebrated her 100th birthday with many friends at a special brunch held at the Chartwell Appartements de Bordeaux in Sillery, on Sept. 13.

La Maison Anglaise affiliated with Un Coin du Monde

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Photo: Un Coin du Monde

La Maison Anglaise, located in Place de la Cité, 2600 Boulevard Laurier, is now affiliated with Un Coin du Monde, which you can find on Avenue Cartier, at the corner of Rue Aberdeen, in Quebec City.

Imelda 2, Imelda 3, and Nadia, Butterfly launch 10th QCFF

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The 10th Quebec City Film Festival (QCFF) opened at the Cinéplex Odéon in Sainte-Foy on Sept. 16 with Martin Villeneuve’s short films Imelda 2: Le Notaire starring Robert Lepage and Imelda 3: Simone with Ginette Reno, and Pascal Plante’s full-length feature film, Nadia, Butterfly.

It’s a ‘no’ for province’s university sports this fall but a ‘go’ for CEGEPs, elementary and high schools

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Photo: SLC Lions Facebook page

The Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ), which regulates sports activities for the university, collegiate, elementary and high school sectors, confirmed on Sept. 14 that there will be no sports for any of the university teams across the province of Quebec. The RSEQ has agreed, however, that the sports seasons can go ahead for the collegiate and school sectors.

Lions’ Guillaume Dubois wins first RSEQ golf tournament

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Photo: Vincent-Jean Dubé - SLC

CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence’s Guillaume Dubois shot a round of 70 on Sept. 20 to win the first Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) golf tournament of the year.

Sports briefs: Tam back with Remparts, Auger-Aliassime on the courts

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Photo: KHL

Former Québec Remparts captain Mikaël Tam is back with the team but this time as an assistant coach. He completes head coach Patrick Roy’s coaching staff.

OBITUARY: Diana May (née Coldwell) MEREDITH

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Diana May (née Coldwell) MEREDITH
January 22, 1928 – March 16, 2020

COVID-19 hurts young people too

COVID-19 has come to be viewed as an old person’s disease, in part due to the way it tore through long-term care facilities with deadly consequences.

Tax returns due by Sept. 30

Revenu Québec reminds Quebecers that they have barely one week, before midnight on Sept. 30, to submit their 2019 income tax returns in order to continue benefitting from the socio-fiscal programs to which they are entitled.

New beginnings for the Quebec City Women’s Club

Photo: QCWC

Even before the pandemic, the Quebec City Women’s Club was at a crossroads. The annual Book Fair was our main activity to get together, to help each other out, to meet old friends and make new ones.

Autumn brings a burst of colour

Photos by Danielle Burns


Sept. 22 marks the first official day of autumn. Trees are beginning to show their splendid fall colours, which don’t last long, so enjoy them while you can.



VEQ preparing a virtual version of the annual Fall Fest

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin from QCT archives

For the past many years, the Voice of English-speaking Québec’s Fall Fest, a showcase for local community groups and organizations, has been held in the gymnasium of St. Vincent School, with fun bouncy castles for kids on the playground outside, a hot dog sale and many, many other things to see and do and eat. Local music, dance and theatre groups also perform.

Sommet de la montagne unveiled on Parliament Hill

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Normally, every summer in Quebec City, artists affiliated with EXMURO produce a series of unique works of art that can be discovered in unusual passageways – Passages Insolites – in the Lower Town from the VIA Rail station to the end of the Petit Champlain shopping area.

Wolfe monument on Plains a rare reminder of FLQ spree of terror

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

The 50th anniversary of the October Crisis will soon be upon us.

City offers grants to green Limoilou lanes, but is process too complex?

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Photo: Jackie Smith

The city is offering residents and not-for-profit organizations grants of up to $10,000 to create projects to add more greenery to lanes in the Limoilou district.

Burke’s ‘last letter’ as board chair lauds staff, slams Bill 40

After over 11 years as chairman of the Central Québec School Board (CQSB), Stephen Burke says he has likely sent his last letter to supporters of the English school system.


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September 17, 1870 – The Morning Chronicle

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