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Public pianos play in tune across Quebec

SAVING THE PLANET ONE WEEK AT A TIME

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Photo: Lise Lafond

On Aug. 22, at 12:30 p.m. for the sixth edition of “Pianos publics au diapason” (public pianos in tune), pianists in various regions across the province performed “Le Petit Roi” simultaneously. This melody was chosen for the event to mark the 85th birthday of singer-songwriter Jean-Pierre Ferland.

New logo and colours for CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence

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Photo: CEGEP Champlain - St. Lawrence

The QCT recently learned that there will be a “new look” for the CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence logo and the various team uniforms in the near future.

Il pleuvait des oiseaux, Nosferatu and Titanic featured at this year’s Quebec City Film Festival

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Photo: Quebec City Film Festival

The Quebec City Film Festival (QCFF) is all about movie magic: red carpets, premières, contests, lectures and movies outdoors.

From Sept. 12 to 21, lovers of the cinema can see over 200 cult classics, fan favourites and novelties, many of them free of charge, in a variety of locations around town.

Sign says Le Diamant ready to sparkle

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

Workers have completed the installation of the distinctive sign adorning the new Le Diamant theatre complex in Place D’Youville. The 2.5-tonne disc, 3.5 metres in diameter, by artist Claudie Gagnon, titled “Atome ou le fruit des étoiles,” is intended to recall the round Cinéma de Paris sign that used to be a familiar landmark in the square.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 12:05 p.m. – Musical Wednesdays concert featuring Johanne McInnis (Celtic harp) and Christian Haerinck (bagpipes) at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Sainte-Ursule in Old Quebec. Free admission. Donations welcome. Door prize draw at the end of the concert.

Feds ask Yvon Charest to make Quebec Bridge deal with CN

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Photo: Peter Black

The government of Canada has recruited Yvon Charest, longtime head of Quebec City-based iA Financial Group, to negotiate the possible acquisition of the Quebec Bridge from Canadian National Railway (CN), the historic structure’s current owner.

Laval crushes Sherbrooke 41-10 in season opener at home

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger - ULaval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team began the post-Hugo Richard-Mathieu Betts era with a resounding 41-10 victory over the Université de Sherbrooke Vert et Or on Aug. 25. A crowd of fewer than 9,000 spectators witnessed the defending Vanier Cup champions win at Stade TELUS-Université Laval.

Sports roundup: Rugby, football, baseball

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Club de Rugby de Québec (CRQ) men’s rugby team could not duplicate the success of their female counterparts. In the Rugby Quebec Super League final, played at Concordia University in Montreal on Aug. 24, the CRQ was no match for the Town of Mount Royal Rugby Football Club and was easily defeated 41-12. The game marked the end of the 2019 season for the Rugby Quebec Leagues.

New colours and new coaches for the St. Lawrence Lions

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The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions will have a new logo, new colours and new coaches starting this fall for the upcoming season. “The logo and colours are so popular that we have ordered more to answer the demands of the students, coaches and teachers,” said Vincent-Jean Dubé, the student activity counsellor.

Max may be “mad” but dairy industry is still sacred cow

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It’s just a coincidence, of course, but the same week Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was having his knuckles rapped by the ethics commissioner for over-zealous advocacy with the attorney general in defence of potentially thousands of jobs, many of them in Quebec, his Liberal government was announcing $1.75 billion in direct cash payments to dairy farmers, most of whom are in Quebec.