Community News

Morrin Centre Book Quest explores the natural world

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Photo: Morrin Centre

The Morrin Centre’s Book Quest Natural World summer reading program for children was a great success. Some 55 children took part in the club, but over 100 children participated from time to time.

Emily Breault, the Summer Book Quest co-ordinator, led all 14 activities on Saturday mornings for children three to seven, and for children eight to 12 in the afternoons.

Domaine de Maizerets becomes a Celtic village

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

From Sept. 6 to 8, the Domaine de Maizerets was transformed into a Celtic village for the Celtic Festival.

Many Quebecers putting their dreams on the silver screen

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When I was in Grade 13 – folks of a certain age from Ontario will recognize this as the basically useless final year of high school before university – my English teacher invited me and one or two other students to excuse ourselves from classes and take on “special studies” projects.

Two very different new books examine Trudeau’s government


Promise and Peril: Justin Trudeau in Power
By Aaron Wherry
HarperCollins Publishers


Assessing Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Government: 353 Promises and a Mandate for Change
Edited by Lisa Birch and François Pétry
Les Presses de l’Université Laval


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

September 9, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

The story behind Rue Domagaya


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named after one of the sons of Iroquois leader Donnacona, whom Jacques Cartier met during his first voyage of discovery in what is now called Canada.

Historical Day on the Plains of Abraham: city under siege

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On the beautiful afternoon of Sept. 8, large numbers of people learned about Quebec City’s rich history. The National Battlefields Commission has a strong tradition in organizing a free Historical Day. Each year in September, it presents important moments that have shaped Quebec City, Canada and North America. This year, the theme was Québec, Besieged City.

French Frogs on the road in tandem!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

While visiting friends in Rivière-de-Loup over the Labour Day weekend, we happened to spot a man and woman riding an odd-looking tandem bicycle towing a large (for a bicycle) trailer.

Morrin Centre Storytime returns with two new programs

Photo: Danielle Burns

It was music to childrens’ ears at the Morrin Centre when education co-ordinator Azanie Roy introduced two new programs at Storytime on Sept. 7, one of which is an instrument-lending library. Members can borrow one of five boxes of assorted instruments such as maracas, sleigh bells and castanets as well as larger instruments like a ukulele, timber drum, djembe and xylophones.

Saving the planet, one roll of TP at a time


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Photo: Lise Lafond

Toilet paper, the single-use everyday item we can’t live without, is polluting the planet and flushing our money down the drain.

The only time most people think about toilet paper is when the roll is empty. However, this fairly cheap item bought on a regular basis has a hidden production cost.


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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George Laviolette, husband of Jean (Durette) Laviolette, at Jeffrey Hale Hospital on September 1, 2019, at the age of 90 years.

Laval turns excavated fill into landscaped greenspace

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Photo: Peter Black

It looks as if Université Laval was hit by a freak summer fall of aquamarine-coloured snow. Passersby might have noticed in recent days an expanse of sprayed-on blue-green material at the southeast corner of Chemin Sainte-Foy and Rue du Séminaire.

The end of an era at La Vieille Maison du Spaghetti

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

After 43 years of business, La Vieille Maison du Spaghetti, located in a historic house on Grande Allée, closed its doors for the last time at the end of August.

Community Calendar

Sept. 12 to 15 – St. Roch XP: a three-day extravaganza featuring music, cuisine and the arts in the Rue Saint-Joseph district of Saint-Roch. For details, visit

Sept. 12 to 21 – Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec / Quebec City Film Festival. CinéPasses are now on sale at

Dadventures: New initiative supports men raising children

Photo: Wellness Centre

According to a recent province-wide survey taken by the Regroupement pour la Valorization de la paternité in collaboration with Community Health and Social Services Network, English-speaking fathers raising children across Quebec experience specific vulnerabilities in a number of areas, as compared with their French-speaking peers.

Fighting Irish juniors start the 2019 season on the road

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Photo: St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish football page

The St. Patrick’s High School junior football team will hit the field for the first time this season when they visit École secondaire La Courvilloise in Beauport, on Sept.13. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. The Centaures lost their first game last week while the Fighting Irish benefited from a bye. Hopes are high for the team composed of Secondary 2 and 3 students.

St. Lawrence College gets first-ever points in men’s soccer

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Photo: St. Lawrence Lions Facebook page

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions men’s soccer team took to the field for the very first time this past weekend, playing two games within 24 hours in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) college division.

There was a mixed soccer team in previous years. This is the first all-male soccer team at St. Lawrence.

Concordia simply no match for the Rouge et Or football team

Photo: U Laval-Nathalie Martin

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team made a solid statement on Sept. 7, when it crushed the Concordia University Stingers 41-6, in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) conference.

The Rouge et Or began the game on a strong note and did not give the Stingers a single chance to catch up.

Mystery Photo contest

What is it? Where (exactly) is it located?

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Send your answers to [email protected] and you may win a free three-month subscription to the QCT, or a three-month extension to your current subscription. You have until Sept. 13 to submit your answer. If we receive more than one correct reply, we will draw a name. The winner’s name will be published in the Sept. 18 edition.




Pursuant to article 278 of the Education Act, notice is hereby given that the 2019-2020 Operating Budget of the Central Québec School Board will be studied at the special meeting of the Council of Commissioners on September 19, 2019 at 5:00 p.m., at the Board Office, 2146, chemin Saint-Louis, Québec, QC, G1T 1P4.

Given in Québec on September 4, 2019.

MondoKarnaval lights up Limoilou with world culture

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The MondoKarnaval parade made its way up 3ième Avenue from Rue des Sables to 13ième Rue on Aug. 31, leading everyone they met along the way to the carnival site at Parc Cartier-Brébeuf for a weekend of free activities until Sept. 2.

Quebec has subscription crisis as regional media fail

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Martin Cauchon virtually bounded into the radio studio four years ago, bursting with enthusiasm for his latest venture.

“Crazy” Diamant theatre complex all set to shine

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Photo: Peter Black

As the Pink Floyd song says: “Shine on you crazy diamond.”

In this case the “diamond” is Le Diamant, the dazzling new $57-million performing arts centre in the heart of Quebec City; and “crazy” is how Lynda Beaulieu, sister and business partner of famed director Robert Lepage, describes how the project may have been perceived when the two first pitched it 15 years ago.

The story behind Rue Deschamps


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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

Located in the Beauport borough, Rue Deschamps is named in honour of Jean-Baptiste Deschamps (1897-1989), founder of J.B. Deschamps printers. Inaugurated in 1926, the printing company still exists on the corner of Boulevard des Chutes and Rue Deschamps and is known as Deschamps Impression. The building has been enlarged several times.


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

September 2, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette
Death of the Governor-in-Chief

Kwe! Bonjour! Hello! Indigenous peoples share their culture

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Huron-Wendat Nation and the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador hosted Kwe! over the Labour Day weekend at Place de l’Assemblée-Nationale.

Throw in the (paper) towel! Replace it with a cloth one


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Photo: Lise Lafond

Single-use items are a real problem: they produce tons of trash.

Paper towels and napkins are on the single-use items list but they can easily be replaced by longer-lasting items. This would help reduce waste, which is the number one solid-waste management priority (ahead of recycling) in both the United States and Canada.

Take a voyage of discovery on the Scenic Eclipse

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Imagine climbing Mount Everest in a limousine … a combination of comfort, luxury and adventure. This is the concept behind sailing aboard the Scenic Eclipse, which bills itself as “the world’s first discovery yacht.”

Loïc Bruni defends his title at UCI Mountain Bike races

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

From Aug. 21 to Sept. 1, for the 30th year, Mont Sainte-Anne was overrun by mountain bike athletes and enthusiasts from all over the world. Ski and snowboard trails were transformed into rugged and rocky racecourses for the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships.

Photos of forgotten landscapes tell fishermen’s tales

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Until Sept. 11, Manif d’Art presents its latest photographic exhibit Entre Fleuve et Rivière in two locations: the Méduse – VU gallery on Côte d’Abraham, and the exterior walls of the Naval School and Naval Museum of Quebec City at Pointe-à-Carcy (170 Rue Dalhousie). Ibai eta Erreka Artean is the title of the exhibit in the Basque language.

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