October 17 2018 Edition

Mohamed Aagab and Caroline Poitras victorious at marathon

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Moroccan Mohamed Aagab and Quebec athlete Caroline Poitras won the 2018 Marathon SSQ Québec on Oct. 14. They were two of 1,317 runners to complete the 42.2 km. 

Liberals seek a new leader and a new direction after defeat

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Is there anything more exciting than a leadership race?

OK, let’s face it, that breathless question was addressed to political junkies and wonks for whom there is no more satisfying rush, short of legal weed, than the prospect of gladiators in business attire slugging it out in the coliseum of political discourse. A bit of blood and mud is a titillating bonus.

In the Federal Reserve System we trust

The honeymoon between U.S. President Donald Trump and Jerome Powell, chairman of the United States Federal Reserve System, commonly known as the Fed, is over. Trump disagrees with the central bank’s decision to artificially slow the economy down by continuously increasing interest rates.

They are both right.

CANCELLED: Enigma at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: courtesy of the Morrin Centre

REGRETFULLY, due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been CANCELLED.

Those who purchased tickets online will be fully refunded.

Those who purchsed tickets at the Morrin Centre, please contact the Centre for details. 

 

——————— EVENT CANCELLED ————————- 

 

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

October 16, 1868 – The Morning Chronicle

The Yacht Race Still Undecided

The story behind Rue William-Wood

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Photo: courtesy of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec

This new street that has just been opened in the Cap-Rouge neighbourhood of Quebec City is named in honour of William Wood, who was born in Quebec City in 1864. He was the son of George Augustus Leslie Wood, a merchant, and Charlotte Feodore Louisa Augusta Guérout.

Halloween Magic at the Aquarium du Québec

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Photo: Lise Lafond
The Aquarium du Québec was invaded by witches, sorcerers and magicians on Oct. 13 for its annual Halloween festivities. Visitors were asked to pitch in and help rid the aquarium of these spooky visitors.

The aquarium had suggested that people arrive in costume for the occasion, and participants did not disappoint. 

Quebec City gets ready for Halloween

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

How the pumpkin became a Jack O’Lantern

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Did you eat a traditional meal on Thanksgiving? If so, was pumpkin pie on the menu?

Pink Floyd tribute band to play Impérial Bell

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When Josh Sczczepanowski and his friends walked out of the concert, they were pretty underwhelmed.

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