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A Different Tune: Musical Heritage in English-Speaking Quebec

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The Quebec Anglophone Heritage (QAHN) is excited to announce that it has received support from Canadian Heritage for a 15-month project that will promote and document the richly diverse musical landscape of English-speakers across Quebec.

St. Pat’s hockey teams open 2019-20 season with three wins in five

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Photo: Luc Lang

The St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish hockey teams started the 2019-20 season in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire (LHPS) on a winning note. All their games were played at the Complexe Honco in Lévis on Oct. 4 and 5.

The Under 15 majors (U15) split their first two games of the year while the Under 17 (U17) majors lost their third game of the weekend after winning two matches.

High school and Major Junior football, Lions hockey

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Photo: St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish Facebook page

In high school football action, the St. Patrick’s High Junior football team lost a heartbreaker to the Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François 16-14, in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures on Oct. 5, after three straight wins to start the season.

The loss puts the Junior Fighting Irish tied for sixth in the Eastern Conference, with two games remaining in the regular season.

Rookie Thomas Bolduc leads Laval in easy win over Concordia

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger - U Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or football team, led by first-year student Thomas Bolduc as quarterback, routed the Concordia University Stingers 74-0 in front of 9,151 fans at the Stade Telus on Oct. 6.

Bolduc, who made his second start in a row, completed 23 of his 30 passes for 252 yards.

Thousands march for climate action in Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On Sept. 27, an estimated 30,000 citizens took to Quebec City’s streets to march for climate change action. They chanted, sang, played music and waved their signs. It was the biggest and most peaceful rally the city has seen in decades.

All this noise was to get the attention of government officials and industry leaders.

The story behind Autoroute Duplessis

STREET VIEWS

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This highway is named for Maurice Le Noblet Duplessis (1890-1959), the 16th premier of Quebec, from 1936 to 1939 and from 1944 to 1959.

Beauport–Limoilou: Clarke seeks repeat; Libs, Bloc eye NDP vote

FEDERAL ELECTION ROUNDUP

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In the 2015 election, the central-east Quebec City riding of Beauport–Limoilou was pretty much a three-way race, with the Conservative and Liberal candidates in a position to take out the vulnerable New Democratic Party (NDP) candidate.

Mirabel airport – a lesson for third link tunnel vision

With apologies to Yogi Berra, this whole troisième lien business seems like “déja vu all over again.” As the Yankees legend also said, “the future is not what it used to be.”

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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October 6, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette
Emigrants Hospital

Michelle Obama pays a visit to Quebec City

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Photo: Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Québec

She and the president never made it to Quebec City in an official capacity during their eight years in the White House, but former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama nevertheless received a warm welcome last week as part of a speaking tour to discuss and promote her recent autobiographical bestseller, Becoming.

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