October 30 2019 Edition

Swapping fast fashion for friends’ frocks

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Photo: Danielle Burns

How many pairs of jeans do you own? After watching a recent CBC documentary on The Passionate Eye entitled “Fashion’s Dirty Secrets,” I was moved to open my closet and count.

The anatomy of a landfill


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Photo: Lise Lafond

We’re a long way from the days when we got rid of our garbage by throwing it into an open-air dump. Now, new technology helps us reduce, reuse, recycle and recover many materials.

A certain level of risk


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Photo: Ruby Pratka

It is 5:30 p.m. I’ve just finished a training session in Cotonou, Benin’s largest city, and I’m giving a workshop in the much smaller town of Pobè, where I live, at 8 tomorrow morning.

New foundation to preserve the Château Frontenac’s long history

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The most important and recognizable heritage building in Quebec is undoubtedly the Château Frontenac, which celebrated its 125th anniversary last year. But the Château is not only a landmark edifice, it is also the location where many of the most important events in the history of the city have occurred.

SLC Lions hockey team gets back on the winning track

Zachary Bordeleau and Hugo Guillemette each scored one goal and added one assist to lead the CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions hockey team to a 4-2 victory over the Dragons from Collège Laflèche (Trois-Rivières) on Oct. 27, in Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) action.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m. – Literary Feast at the Morrin Centre, 44 Chaussée des Écossais. Honorary chair Jean St-Gelais of La Capitale Insurance; keynote speaker actor, director, playwright, film director Robert Lepage. For more information and to reserve tickets ($250 each) visit morrin.org/en/events/2019-literary-feast.

Fighting Irish Juniors earn spot in Eastern Conference final

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Photo: Luc Lang

For the second straight season, the St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish junior football team met the Laser from École secondaire Les Sentiers, in the regional playoffs. But unlike 2018, when the Laser beat the Junior Irish in the Eastern Conference championship and also handed the Green and White their only loss of the season, this year was totally different.

Laval rugby women fall (again) to Ottawa in RSEQ championship

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger - U Laval

For the third straight year, the Université Laval Rouge et Or women’s rugby team lost the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) conference final to the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees. This year Laval lost by a score of 25-15 on Oct. 25 at the Stade TELUS.

Rouge et Or cross-country running and Lions basketball

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger- U Laval

Jean-Simon Desgagnés of the Université Laval Rouge et Or defended his cross-country conference title in front of a big crowd on Oct. 26 on the Plains of Abraham, when he led his team to its ninth consecutive RSEQ banner.

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