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Carabins stop Rouge et Or’s winning streak at 14

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Photo: Nathalie Martin - U. Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team saw their winning streak stop at 14 on Sept. 14, when they lost 23-18 to the Carabins of the Université de Montréal on the Carabins’ home field. This was the first time in their last six meetings that the Rouge et Or lost to the Carabins.

City sports briefs: hockey, football

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Photo: Luc Lang from QCT archives

The Quebec Remparts will start the 2019-20 season with two games on the road this week.

On Sept. 20 in Victoriaville, the Remparts will take to the ice for the first time this season, against the Tigres.

The next day, Sept. 21, the team nicknamed the Diables Rouges will go further west; they’ll be travelling to Drummondville to play the Voltigeurs in an afternoon contest.


When I first arrived in Quebec City, I wished to learn French, and I did so. However, I always appreciated the contact with the English-speaking community that the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph provided over the years.

I am not sure when I first subscribed, but I have lived here for 52 years now and you were a large part of my experience.

Irish Juniors kick off the 2019 campaign with an impressive win

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish Junior football team started the 2019 season on the right foot with an impressive 51-22 win over the Centaures from École secondaire La Courvilloise of Beauport. The game was played on Sept. 13 in Beauport.

Community Calendar

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

Chalmers-Wesley Classic Film Club premières on Sept. 20

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

If you love classic cinema and would like to experience a night at the movies as it was “back in the day,” Chalmers-Wesley United Church (78 Rue Sainte-Ursule in Old Quebec) has a new series for you and your friends!

Caring Ahead: Survey on family caregiving and preparing for end-of-life with dementia

Feeling supported and as prepared as possible for the end-of-life of a family member with dementia helps family caregivers cope and adjust during bereavement. If you are caring for a family member or friend with dementia who lives in a nursing home, you are invited to complete the Caring Ahead questionnaire, even if end-of-life is far away.

Last chance to go to Limoilou’s Public Market

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Photo: Danielle Burns

The Limoilou Public Market has been a Sunday staple on 3ième Avenue since July 21, but the farm trucks will be packing up their vegetables for winter on Sept. 22.

At 11 a.m., after a lovely Sunday morning sleep-in and a slow breakfast, Limoilouers can do their weekly shopping on 3ième Avenue, which is closed to traffic between 8ième Rue and 9ième Rue.

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.

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