October 30 2019 Edition

SNACS Book Fair attracts hundreds of bibliophiles

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Hundreds of people attended the annual SNACS Book Fair at the Eastern Québec Learning Centre on Oct. 24, 25 and 26. This year, for the first time, the event was open not just Saturday but also on Thursday and Friday evenings, to better distribute the huge rush usually attending the Saturday-only sale.

Halloween howl at the Morrin Centre library

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Photo: Danielle Burns

A special Halloween Storytime on Oct. 26 saw many participants dressed in costume as a rehearsal for the last day of the month. Halloween cupcakes were decorated, then gobbled up by ghouls and goblins! And a mummy-themed book was brought to life with a spellbinding activity using rolls of toilet paper and willing little mummies.

Tough choices for cabinet with fewer Liberal seats in Quebec

With that nasty election business over and done with, now comes the fun part: speculation about who will get cabinet posts in the new Liberal minority government. Fortunately for Justin Trudeau, he has 20 fewer MPs to disappoint.

Bloc takes two Tory seats in Quebec City region; Liberal pair return


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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The hopes of the Liberal and Conservative parties of expanding their seat count in the Quebec City area hit a brick wall, or rather a Bloc Québécois, on election night.

A Victorian Halloween


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

One hundred and twenty-five years ago, Halloween celebrations were less about trick or treating and more about parties and parlour games.

The story behind Rue Eiffel


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923), a French civil engineer who made his name building various bridges for the French railway network, most famously the Garabit viaduct.


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

October 31, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette
Court of Oyer and Terminer

The Club des Cavaliers holds Halloween parade

Photos by Lise Lafond


Violinist Angèle Dubeau to receive Prix du Québec

Photo: Screenshot from the Angèle Dubeau website

Angèle Dubeau is to be the recipient of the 2019 Denise Pelletier Award, the highest honour given to individuals for an outstanding contribution to the performing arts in Quebec. This and other Prix du Québec awards will be presented at a ceremony that will take place at the National Assembly on Nov. 6.

Valcartier Elementary students plant Liberation 75 tulip bulbs

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Photo: Melinda Fréchette

The students at Valcartier Elementary planted dozens of special tulip bulbs in the school’s front yard on Oct. 21. Melinda Fréchette (our Cycle 1 teacher) had the wonderful idea to purchase the Liberation 75 tulip bulbs.

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