Community News (Print edition)

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St. Pat’s football teams to leave the Plains of Abraham field

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Photo: Luc Lang

A long-standing tradition is coming to an end for St. Patrick’s High football teams, as they will no longer play their games on the Plains of Abraham sports field. Instead, for 2019, the three Fighting Irish football teams will play their home games at the Gérard-Chiquette field of Patro Charlesbourg.

Stastny brothers honoured at ExpoCité

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Toucher la cible (Hit the target), a huge work of art honouring the famous hockey brothers – Marián, Anton and Peter Stastny – was unveiled at Place Jean-Béliveau at ExpoCité on Aug. 9.

Laval men’s basketball team stands up to NCAA players

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Photo: Yan Doublet - Université Laval

The Université Laval men’s basketball program showed its American counterparts that they will not be intimidated.

The Rouge et Or lost 79-76 to the Quinnipiac University Bobcats from Hamden, Connecticut, in a spectacular game on Aug. 10 at the Amphithéâtre Desjardins of the Université Laval sports pavilion.

Future of the Quebec Bridge still uncertain

Photo: Ruby Pratka from QCT archives

The future of the Quebec Bridge remains shrouded in confusion following a report by Radio-Canada last week claiming the federal government plans to take over the historic structure from CN and manage and maintain it via a Crown Corporation.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 12:05 p.m. – Musical Wednesdays concert featuring La Band’Accordéons at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Sainte-Ursule in Old Quebec. Free admission. Donations welcome. Door prize draw at the end of each concert.

Valcartier looking for old letters for a live production!

Coming this fall, the Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Historical Committee will be offering a live performance of the reading of old letters and diaries, highlighting, but not limited to those cherished old communications that came from or to folks in the Valcartier community.

Part 1: Sister cities from another mother … tongue, that is!

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Photo: Natalie Keller

Anna Paquin, Louis Riel, Gabrielle Roy, and the Jets. What do all these famous names have in common? They all hail from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

$450,000 raised at the 11th Pro-Am Gagné-Bergeron

Photo: Luc Lang

The Videotron Centre was the scene of the 11th annual Pro-Am Gagné-Bergeron, on Aug. 8. Some 10,000 hockey fans were in attendance for the annual charity hockey game.

A Night in the Library to remember

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Photo: Mark Lindenberg

The Morrin Centre’s Arts Alive! Québec festival “A Night in the Library” event and Ghostly Kisses concert took place on Aug. 2.

Summertime grab-bag of time-sensitive musings

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This article is what is called a “bagger” in the jargon of journalism. A bagger is a report, article or column prepared in advance to give editors and producers some content to plug holes in newspapers, newscasts and whatever online line-ups are called. Baggers are mostly in demand in the summer or at Christmastime when many staffers are on holiday.