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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.


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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.

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.

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.”

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.

Changing colours


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CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence is abandoning the crest that it inherited from its earlier existence as St. Lawrence College. The crest has been in use since 1958.


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It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Denise Drolet-Burke, peacefully on August 26, 2019, at the Maison Michel-Sarrazin, at the age of 71. Born to Rosaire Drolet and Thérèse Ferland, she was the loving wife of Stephen Burke for 47 years.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. – EPIQ’s first season Pizza Party planning session. Everyone wishing to take part is asked to reserve their spot with Jan Anderson, community organizer with the Wellness Centre at [email protected] or 418-684-5333, ext. 1539. You won’t want to miss it … It’s sure to be EPIQ! (English-speaking Parents in Quebec City – formerly Moms’ Nite-Out)

Joël Lightbound launches federal election campaign

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Joël Lightbound (Liberal MP for Louis-Hébert) has launched his campaign to win his riding and keep his seat in the House of Commons in Ottawa. Faithful party members gathered at Château Bonne Entente on Aug. 28 to witness his official investiture as candidate for the riding and to cheer him on.

Rugby and soccer seasons underway at Université Laval

Photo: Yan Doublet - Université Laval

Université Laval’s rugby and soccer teams started the 2019 season on a positive note last week, with three wins for the three different teams.

The women’s rugby team, looking to be one of the top teams in U Sports, crushed the Carleton University Ravens 52-0 Aug. 31 at Stade TELUS-Université Laval.

Fighting Irish defence excels in 15-6 win over L’Embâcle

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Photo: Esther Paradis - St. Pat’s football

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish senior football team started the 2019 season on Sept.1, at their new home, the Gérard-Chiquette Field at Patro Charlesbourg.

SPORTS ROUNDUP: football, golf, hockey

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Photo: Chevaliers de Lévis

The Quebec Bataillon, of the Quebec Major Junior Football League, suffered their second loss in two games on Aug. 31. Playing their first-ever road game, the Bataillon were no match for the Ottawa Junior Riders, who finished 34-2. The Bataillon will be looking to win their first home game on Sept. 7, when they host the South Shore Junior Packers from Greenfield Park.

Chalmers-Wesley well project in Togo gets flowing

Photo: Ruby Pratka
The water is flowing in Lankui, central Togo. After more than a year of fundraising by Chalmers-Wesley United Church, a congregation-wide effort which netted more than $15,000, a well has been dug and a 12-metre water tower built to provide drinking water for residents of Lankui and two nearby rural communities.

Alex and Pierre Harvey trade skis for mountain bikes

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

From Aug. 20 to Sept. 1, the ski resort on Mont Sainte-Anne was transformed into mountain-bike heaven, with international, national and local elite and amateur athletes taking on the bumpy course. On the opening weekend, mountain bikers attacked the legendary track for the 17th Velirium and the 27th UCI Masters World Championships.

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