Les Violons du Roy bring new life to Nosferatu

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

For over a century, stories about vampires and the undead have piqued the curiosity of the masses. The undead have been featured in countless television series, movies and books, but where did it all start? It’s hard to say, but we do know that Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror brought Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula to the screen … even if it was an unauthorized version.

QCFF honours documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin


Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Apart from celebrating cinema, the Quebec City Film Festival (QCFF) is about marking cinematic milestones. This year, it honoured the First Nations, the Métis Nation and the Innu by shining the spotlight on legendary documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin.

“That’s a wrap!” for highly successful film festival

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Since its beginning in 2011, the Quebec City Film Festival (QCFF) has been working toward becoming one of Canada’s major cinematic festivals. Over the years the audience has increased dramatically and the program has exploded.

Do you really need 50 shades of lipstick?


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Photo: Lise Lafond

Many women would never dare leave the house without putting on at least a dab of lipstick. How does this routine gesture of applying lustre to our lips affect the planet?

St. Patrick’s Parish commemorates the 1889 landslide

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Today, many people casually drive and walk along Boulevard Champlain below the cliffs of Cap Diamant at the west end of the Old City, little knowing what happened there many years ago. This is the location of the terrible landslide that, on Sept. 19, 1889, crushed the homes of 28 families, killing many of the neighbourhood’s residents.


Hats off to Lorie Pierce of the QCT for her research published in Memorials and Things of Fame. I’ve been reading this for years. Fun to learn this history about our amazing city. Keep up the great work, Lorie.

~ Dr. Jay Ouellet

SNACS Book Fair less than a month away

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It’s that time of year again when the community comes together for the SNACS Entrepreneurs Book Fair. This year we have added additional dates and times to accommodate those who can’t make it on Saturday. At this event, books donated by the community will be sold at $2 for hardcovers and $1 for softcovers.

Community Calendar

Sept. 25 and 26 – YES Business Coaching: YES Montreal, in partnership with Voice of English-speaking Québec, offers professional business coaching services in person or online to those looking to start, grow or expand their business. Receive practical and professional advice on any matter relating to your business ideas or current business operations. To register call 418-683-2366, ext.

OBITUARY: Margaret Elizabeth Hicks CORNFORTH

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Margaret Elizabeth Hicks CORNFORTH

In the early morning of Sept. 2, 2019, Margaret Elizabeth Hicks Cornforth, 78, of Loretteville, daughter of John Hicks and Ida Ross, passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family at Hôtel-Dieu Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband Bryce Lawrence Cornforth, also of Loretteville.

Remarkable new artifacts at the Musée Royal 22e Régiment

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Musée Royal 22e Régiment, located at the Citadel, recently added some very interesting artifacts to its permanent exhibit. First is the Confederation Inkstand, acquired on loan from the Library of Parliament. Second are souvenirs engraved with the names of Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, belonging to the family of Sergeant Émile Couture.

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