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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.

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.

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.

Tenth Festibière features beer, food trucks and games

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

For many people, there is nothing better than a cold beer on a hot summer’s day.

The beer was certainly flowing at the 10th annual Quebec City Festibière. At the Quai de l’Espace 400e, a dozen food trucks and over 230 microbreweries presented their best products to some 125,000 visitors. Over the years, this festival has become a draw for tourists and locals alike.

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.

Duclos urges families to sign up for free school money

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Photo: Peter Black

While some Canadians may complain about government taxing away their hard-earned dollars, it’s not often they ignore money the government wants to give back.

Jean-Yves Duclos, Quebec MP and minister for families, children and social development, highlighted such a situation Aug. 13 at a press conference at Université Laval.

PM announces federal financing for the Quebec City tramway

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Photo: Peter Black

A 10-year campaign to equip Quebec City with a modern urban transit system reached a milestone on Aug. 19 with the announcement by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of up to $1.2 billion in federal financing.

The story behind Avenue De Laune

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

This street is named in honour of British army officer William DeLaune (? - 1761). DeLaune was promoted to captain when James Wolfe became colonel of the 67th Infantry Regiment in 1758. Wolfe apparently thought highly of DeLaune as a potential commander of light infantry since he took him on the expedition against the French in Quebec in 1759.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

August 22, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

Help other people see … when you get new glasses

SAVING THE PLANET ONE WEEK AT A TIME

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Every year a trip to the optometrist is recommended. The lucky people will just go for the exam. Others will require a pair of eyeglasses. In Canada, eight in 10 people between the ages of 18 and 55 wear eyeglasses, three in 10 use contact lenses. Most people change their glasses every two or three years.

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