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Another success

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The annual Lowe's Canada Heroes campaign, presented from September 1 to October 7, brought together a record number of 313 teams from distribution centres, Lowe's, RONA and Réno-Dépôt corporate stores and RONA affiliate stores in Canada. Lowe's Canada has increased the amounts raised by 50%, up to a maximum of $2,000 per establishment. The funds raised, $1.44 million, will support a grand total of 242 charities, NPOs or public schools across the country. In the greater Quebec City area, local RONA and Réno-Dépôt stores raised $26,702.99 for the benefit of the following organizations: Amélie & Frederick ($4420.19), The Generous Bouchée ($6610.06), La Ruche Vanier inc. ($9610.50) and Le Pivot ($6062.24).  

Manage your materials!

On the occasion of Quebec Waste Reduction Week (which ends tomorrow), the Monique-Fitz-Back Foundation invited high schools in Quebec to participate in its Manage your materials project. This project, developed in collaboration with Québec’ERE, aimed to raise awareness among students, staff and school management of the important role that the school environment can play in relation to the management of residual materials. Between 2014 and 2018, studies carried out by the Communauté métropolitaine de Québec on its territory have shown that only 11% of materials are recovered in secondary schools, compared to 38 to 48% in CEGEPs and universities. Two days of commitment were held in Quebec, including one with the students of the Collège des Compagnons (photo) at the Center de Loisirs Montcalm.  

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This time, two professors from the Faculty of Medicine, Gaston De Serres and Michel G. Bergeron, received the highest recognition that Université Laval can bestow on a faculty member: the honorary title of professor emeritus. Gaston De Serres (pictured left) specializes in the prevention and control of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases, he is renowned worldwide for his work on the efficacy and safety of vaccines. Michel G. Bergeron(photo on the right) is an internationally renowned infectious disease specialist and founder of the Center for Infectious Disease Research. He has a 48-year career at Laval University and the CHU de Québec-Université Laval. He is also co-founder and first secretary of the Canadian Society for Infectious Diseases.

Remembering

October 29, 1967. Many dignitaries including the mayor of Montreal, Jean Drapeau; the Prime Minister of Canada, Lester B. Pearson; his provincial counterpart, Daniel Johnson; and the Governor General, Roland Michener,attend the closing ceremonies of the Universal Exhibition of Montreal (Expo 67). During the 185 days of the Expo, more than 50,000,000 visitors entered the site, a record. 

Anniversaries

Lance Stroll (photo), Quebec Formula 1 driver (at Aston Martin), 24 years old… Jessica Dubé, former Quebec figure skater, 35 years old… Winona Ryder, American actress, 51 years old… Kate Jackson, TV actress (Charlie's Angels), 74 years old… Claude Brochu, president of the Montreal Expos (1986-98) 78 years old…  

Disappeared

The October 29, 2020: Travis Roy (pictured), 45, author and philanthropist crippled following a fall just 11 seconds into his first appearance in American college hockey in 1995… 2019: John Witherspoon, 77, American actor who has starred in some forty films…