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St. Lawrence Lions basketball and hockey report

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Photo: Caroline Lehoux-SLC

CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC) basketball teams went to Chicoutimi for two games on Nov. 8, and both came back with a victory.

The Lady Lions got a solid performance from Rosalie Gilbert, and SLC easily defeated the Cougars from Cégep de Chicoutimi 79-51. Gilbert scored 25 points and teammate Emmy Raymond added 16 points. St. Lawrence was leading 43-21 after only 20 minutes of play.

Carabins end Laval’s hold on the Dunsmore Cup with 25-10 win

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Photo: Yan Doublet - U Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team chose the wrong time to play their worst game of the season. At stake was the Dunsmore Cup and, in front of a home crowd on Nov. 9 at Stade TELUS, the Rouge et Or lost 25-10 to the Carabins from Université de Montréal.

Bryan Thomas HOLTON

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Bryan Thomas HOLTON
1937 - 2019

Bryan Thomas Holton, son of the late Mabel Victoria Hanson and the late Thomas Holton, died on Nov. 3, 2019, at the age of 82 years and three months, at Saint Brigid’s Home in Quebec City.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. – CV Clinic at F.O.R.T./Valcartier Family Centre, 2630 Boul. Hochelaga. Bring your CV and cover letter for a private 10-minute, one-on-one review with tips provided. Book an appointment with your own personal guidance counsellor. To register, contact [email protected]. Provide full name, phone number and email.

Tea Time at Trinity Church

Photo by Shirley Nadeau

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Many people gathered at Trinity Church on Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois on Nov. 2 for the annual poppy-themed Fall Tea and Sale. The ladies of the church served up a lovely tea with sandwiches and sweets. A “nearly new” table, pre-read books, baked goods and hand-knit items filled tables on three sides of Colley Hall.

Mission accomplished by QHS Blood Drive: 75 donations

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On Nov. 6, the gymnasium at Quebec High School (QHS) was transformed into a Héma-Québec blood donation clinic for the day. After weeks of preparation and organization, the students of the leadership program achieved their goal of 75 blood donations (450 ml or slightly less than a pint each) at their annual Blood Drive.

Advertising legend Frank Palmer speaks at SLC

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On Nov. 6, St. Lawrence College (SLC) business teacher Paul Bleau was host to representatives of 16 local post-secondary institutions and over 90 recruiters at a cocktail party held at the Jeffery Hale Student Centre. The evening continued with a panel discussion that included Canadian advertising legend Frank Palmer.

Robert Lepage’s appearance at Literary Feast worth the wait

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Photo: Dylan Page courtesy of Morrin Centre

Quebec City’s world-renowned playwright, actor, film and stage director Robert Lepage was the much sought-after guest speaker at the Morrin Centre’s annual Literary Feast fundraising dinner on Oct. 30. Literary Feast organizers had invited him a number of times, and finally their persistence paid off.

Could King have helped League of Nations prevent Second World War?

Eighty years ago this week, Canada was eight weeks into a war it had declared on Germany. The declaration by the then prime minister Mackenzie King is less a stirring call to battle and more a wishy-washy promise:

Second chances for candidates in Jean-Talon byelection


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Photo: Gertrude Bourdon Twitter

With federal election signs yet to be removed, new ones began appearing on poles and lawns as the provincial byelection in Jean-Talon riding got underway.

Premier François Legault called the election for Dec. 2 to replace Liberal MNA Sébastien Proulx, the former education minister, who announced in the summer he was quitting politics.

“In Flanders Fields”


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, when John McCrae’s 15-line poem “In Flanders Fields” first appeared in the Dec. 8, 1915, issue of the British magazine Punch, he did not receive credit as the author. However, the public noticed the poem and soon it was being memorized, copied into letters, set to music and translated into many languages.

The story behind Rue Élisabeth-Couc


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This street is named after a rather mysterious woman named Élisabeth Couc (1667- circa 1750) sometimes called Isabelle. She was the daughter of Pierre Couc, dit Lafleur, and Marie Miteoamegoukoué, an Algonquin Christian, and was probably born at Trois-Rivières. Like her first name and place of birth, the details about her early years are uncertain.


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

November 3, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

Volunteers shed light on the Saint Brigid’s Guild Sale

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On Nov. 1, the province of Quebec was hit by a violent storm, with 100-km/h winds and heavy rain. Around noon, various regions and cities lost hydro power one by one. Here in Quebec City, the Eastern Québec Learning Centre (EQLC), which was hosting the biannual Saint Brigid’s Guild Sale, was in complete darkness by mid-afternoon, making shopping conditions Halloween eerie to say the least.

Remembering the Royal Rifles of Canada

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

This is the time of the year we remember the contribution our military men and women make to our freedom and security. Book publishers often choose this moment to offer the public a new work on the subject. This year, we find the recently launched Le Dernier Commandant du Royal Rifles of Canada by Hélène Tanguay.

Pumpkins are more than just a Halloween decoration


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Photo: Lise Lafond

Halloween is over, and it certainly was a windy and wet one. While putting away all the costumes and decorations, are you wondering what to do with those pumpkins you and the kids carved faces on? You can’t keep them for next year, so where do they go? Hint: they do NOT belong in the trash can.

Drop in for a Brew: Of Taverns and Men at the MCQ

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

People often look back fondly on simpler times. The latest exhibit at the Musée de la Civilisation, Brew: Of Taverns and Men, explores that very subject.

Fiddler on the Roof – a QAC “Tradition”

Photo: Normand Brassard

Opening night is fast approaching for the Quebec Art Company’s production of the hit musical Fiddler on the Roof.

There will be seven shows only, starting Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and should be ordered well in advance at

St. Pat’s Juniors lose football conference final

Playing in their first ever Eastern Conference Division 2 final, St. Patrick’s High School Junior Fighting Irish were no match for the Condors of the Externat Saint-Jean-Eudes. They lost 51-19, on Nov. 2. It was the Condors’ fourth straight Eastern Conference championship, and they are still undefeated.


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1951 - 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of our sister Shelley on October 21, 2019, at the age of 68.

Bill 40 and school board governance

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Did you say French opera? presented by Tempêtes et Passions

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

In the quiet after the storm last Saturday evening, lovers of romantic opera music gathered at the Chapelle du Musée de l’Amérique Francophone to hear Tempêtes et Passions lyrical singers perform excerpts from well-known 19th-century French operas.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m. – VEQ’s History of Quebec for Newcomers: Have you recently moved to Quebec? Would you like to learn about the history of your new home? Then this event is for you! Come to the Morrin Centre (44 Chaussée des Écossais in Old Quebec) and join us for this educational presentation while making new acquaintances and having a snack.

Rouge et Or women capture first national rugby championship ever

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Photo: Greg Kolz - USports

The Université Laval Rouge et Or women’s rugby team defeated the Queen’s University Gaels 22-14 to capture its first USports national championship.

Dunsmore Cup: for the 11th time, it will be Laval Rouge et Or and Montreal

Photo: Mathieu Bélanger-U Laval

For the 11th time in the history of the Dunsmore Cup, the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) conference final will be between traditional rivals – the Université Laval Rouge et Or and the Université de Montreal Carabins – on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. at Stade TELUS. The game will be televised on TVA Sports.

Lions basketball and hockey teams undefeated over the weekend

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Photo: St. Lawrence Lions

Both CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence basketball teams won their home openers on Nov. 1, while the hockey teams came back from the Abitibi region with two victories.

The women’s and men’s basketball teams played their first games of the season at St. Lawrence last Friday. Both teams were hosting the Cégep Garneau Élans.

SNACS Book Fair attracts hundreds of bibliophiles

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Hundreds of people attended the annual SNACS Book Fair at the Eastern Québec Learning Centre on Oct. 24, 25 and 26. This year, for the first time, the event was open not just Saturday but also on Thursday and Friday evenings, to better distribute the huge rush usually attending the Saturday-only sale.

Halloween howl at the Morrin Centre library

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Photo: Danielle Burns

A special Halloween Storytime on Oct. 26 saw many participants dressed in costume as a rehearsal for the last day of the month. Halloween cupcakes were decorated, then gobbled up by ghouls and goblins! And a mummy-themed book was brought to life with a spellbinding activity using rolls of toilet paper and willing little mummies.

Tough choices for cabinet with fewer Liberal seats in Quebec

With that nasty election business over and done with, now comes the fun part: speculation about who will get cabinet posts in the new Liberal minority government. Fortunately for Justin Trudeau, he has 20 fewer MPs to disappoint.

Bloc takes two Tory seats in Quebec City region; Liberal pair return


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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The hopes of the Liberal and Conservative parties of expanding their seat count in the Quebec City area hit a brick wall, or rather a Bloc Québécois, on election night.

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