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Rugby and soccer seasons underway at Université Laval

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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.

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.

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.

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.

La Grande Foire de Québec signals the end of summer

Photo by Jay Ouellet

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The Grande Foire de Québec at ExpoCité was packed on a mild August evening. The 35 rides and other entertainment kept kids and adults busy and amused over the four days of the fair, Aug. 21 to 25.

The mighty (annoying) mosquito has shaped history

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Said a friend as we observed hundreds of bloodthirsty mosquitoes pressing themselves against the screen on the porch of his country house: “Looks like the night of the living dead.” What’s worse, this entomological horror show was last week, mid-August, when well-behaved mosquitoes should have had the decency to die off weeks ago.

Money from feds puts tramway project on track

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Photo: Ville de Québec

The cheque is not just in the mail, it’s in the bank.” So said Infrastructure and Communities Minister François-Philippe Champagne at the official ceremony Aug. 19 to confirm the federal government’s contribution of up to $1.2 billion towards Quebec City’s new public transit network, which features a tramway system.

St. Lawrence unveils new logo and school colours

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Photo: CEGEP Champlain – St. Lawrence

It was with great pride that CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence recently unveiled its new visual signature to employees and students. With the transformation of the structure of Champlain Regional College, the new logo marks the start of a new chapter in the history of St. Lawrence.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

August 29, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette
Fire in the Woods

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