Community News (Print edition)

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Killer costumes to make for Halloween

Photo: Danielle Burns

According to Statistics Canada, in 2017 there were some four million children of trick-or-treat age (five-14 years old) in Canada. An abundance of Halloween parties will take place between now and Oct. 31 with schools, libraries, malls, stores and entire neighbourhoods getting into the spooky spirit.

Quebec Waste Reduction Week features free collection of recyclables


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Photo: Lise Lafond

Some 25 tonnes of waste are generated per minute in the province of Quebec. This is far too much! The goal of Quebec’s Waste Reduction Week is to raise awareness and educate the public about better management of their residual materials. We must learn to reduce our consumption, thereby reducing our waste, and send our recyclable unwanted products to an ecocentre.

QAC’s Fiddler tuning up to open in a month

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The gymnasium at Holland School has been transformed into the Russian village of Anatevka, the setting for the Quebec Art Company production of the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof.

Parks Canada reacts to missing plaques

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Photo: Rich Cahill

In response to the QCT’s enquiries about missing brass plaques, the following message was received from Parks Canada on Oct. 8.

Beat the flu bug, get your shot!

Once again this year, Jeffery Hale–Saint Brigid’s is offering free flu vaccinations for members of the English-speaking community who meet certain eligibility criteria (see below). No registration is required; this service is offered on a walk-in basis.

The locations and times are as follows:

Community Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. – Open Book Night: Intercultural Dialogue featuring Poetry Panel with Phoebe Wang and Canisia Lubrin at the Morrin Centre, 44 Chaussée des Écossais. Be part of this intercultural experience by contacting to register.

St. Patrick’s Junior football team makes regional playoffs

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish Junior football team could have used the following motto for their last game of the season: “Win and we’re in!”


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Velma Annett (née Law), beloved wife of the late Kenneth Annett, died peacefully in hospital in Charlottetown at the age of 93 on October 14, 2019. Interment beside her husband Kenneth in Quebec City will occur next spring.

Rouge et Or wins first place and home field advantage

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team captured the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) conference championship by defeating the Université de Montréal Carabins 16-3, in front of a record crowd of 19,381 spectators on their home field on Oct. 20. The win also means the Rouge et Or will have all their conference playoff games at home.

SLC Lions golfers bring home four CCAA national titles

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Photo: St. Lawrence Lions Facebook page

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions’ golf teams capped off the 2019 season in a sensational way. Playing at the 2019 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) national championship, the women’s and men’s teams finished in first place at their tournaments to bring home two Canadian titles.