October 23 2019 Edition

A grand day for a walk with Pierre Lavoie

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Since 1999, the Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie has been encouraging people of all ages to “get up and move,” for the sake of their health. Pierre Lavoie is an amateur Ironman athlete who takes his message to schools to emphasize to children the importance of exercise and eating well.

Haunting Halloween hangouts


A top-hatted ghoul seems unaware of the approaching ape in this gruesome scene on Rue du Petit-Champlain. Photo by Jonathan Letellier-Black

Local author short-listed for Governor General’s award for translation of Lepage’s 887

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Photo: Stéphane Bourgeois


Does Canada have a plan for President Elizabeth Warren?

What better way to avoid talking about an election whose results are unknown at this writing than to talk about another impending election – to wit, the one down south?

Whatever party ends up attempting to govern Canada over the next stretch of history will need to contend with whomever American voters choose as president in a year’s time.

Mayor backs school’s plan to use idle Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

Quebec Mayor Régis Labeaume has given his blessing to a plan to use the abandoned Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste on Rue Saint-Jean to expand activities at the adjacent Saint-Jean-Baptiste elementary school.

Labeaume’s endorsement of the plan is on his “shopping list” of projects for which the city plans to seek financial support from the party that forms the next federal government.


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

October 25, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette
New Steam Boat

The story behind Earl Grey Terrace


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain: Library and Archives Canada, C-030723

This terrace on the Plains of Abraham, overlooking the St. Lawrence River, is named in honour of Sir Albert Henry George Grey, the fourth Earl Grey. Born in London, England, in 1851, he was Governor General of Canada from 1904 to 1911. He died in 1917.

Celebrating 250 years of firefighting in Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

A new exhibit at the Musée de la Civilisation (MCQ) celebrates 250 years of firefighting by the Service de protection contre l’incendie de la Ville de Québec (SPIVQ). The recently inaugurated exhibit shows the public what it was like to fight fires in 1769 with little or no training or equipment, compared to today’s modern apparatus.

La Traviata and love triumph over tragedy

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Opéra de Québec proves once again that love triumphs over all with its latest production of Giuseppe Verdi’s tragic La Traviata, which opened on Oct. 19 at the Grand Théâtre and continued on Oct. 22, 24 and 26.

Killer costumes to make for Halloween

Photo: Danielle Burns

According to Statistics Canada, in 2017 there were some four million children of trick-or-treat age (five-14 years old) in Canada. An abundance of Halloween parties will take place between now and Oct. 31 with schools, libraries, malls, stores and entire neighbourhoods getting into the spooky spirit.

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