Well people, I know it's hard to admit with all the gorgeous warm weather we've been getting this week, but fall is coming and it's coming quick! And what's the best thing that comes with fall? Halloween obviously!
Quebec towns go all out for Halloween. Every town wants to do all they can to scare the sh*t out of you! But this Quebec town does it better than all the rest year after year!
The town of Drummondville completely transforms into a massive haunted village every year and you can bet you'll be chased by zombies, clowns and ghosts and so many more monsters.
This year the terrifying event will be taking place starting September 29th until November 4th.
The village turns into your worst nightmare come to life for 3 whole kilometres of trails and streets with creepy monsters hiding around every dark corner. There's more than 30 animated activities and over 100 actors ready to scare you every chance that they get!
A ticket into this village is $23.05 and you'll spend the evening paralyzed by fear while you face your phobias and worst nightmares.
This event does have a Family Zone so parents are welcome to bring their kids along but they recommend parents visit before hand if they want to ensure their child can handle the level of fear involved.
Drummondville — yes, Drummondville — is, perhaps, the unlikely heart of holiday cheer in Quebec. That's where you'll find the Village d'Antan, a living museum of 19th and 20th-century life, which transforms into a 25,000-light Christmas display every year.
Visitors are free to explore the festive streetscapes and enjoy some treats along the way from the old-timey general store and donut shop. A promo video shows street performers and roadside activities, too.
Local artisans and producers will also be selling their wares at Antan's Christmas market.
The holiday spectacular will take place on weekends from December 3 to 11 and every day (excluding December 25 and January 1) from December 17 to January 2, 2022.
Tickets go on sale on November 17.
Get the details below.
25,000-Light Christmas Village
Where: Village d'Antan, 1425, rue Montplaisir, Drummondville, QC
When: weekends from December 3 to 11; every day (excluding December 25 and January 1) from December 17 to January 2, 2022
Why You Need To Go: For a whimsical 19th-century holiday experience.
Women will lead five of Quebec's eight largest cities following the 2021 municipal elections.
The biggest headline of the night may have been Valérie Plante's triumph over old foe Denis Coderre in Montreal, but across the province, the faces of municipal politics have become more gender-balanced.
According to the latest counts and projections, France Bélisle (Gatineau), Catherine Fournier (Longueuil), Évelyne Beaudin (Sherbrooke) and Julie Dufour (Saguenay) are all also on their way to their respective (and figurative) city hall corner offices.
In Quebec City, it seemed for a while like Marie-Josée Savard would join them. Multiple outlets had even called the election for her until the vote count for her opponent surged into the evening. Bruno Marchand ultimately claimed victory.
Mayor Plante commented on the historic nature of her second mandate in her victory speech Sunday night.
"Four years ago, Montrealers elected the first woman mayor in the history of the City of Montreal," she said.
"Tonight, they told us again, 'yes, this mayor, we're going to continue to work with her, we trust her!'"
This year, for the first time, Montrealers will have two women leading the city, as Projet Montréal's Dominique Ollivier is set to take over as president of the Executive Committee.
The government is in the process of filling a Service Canada job bank and it's advertising salaries of between $61,152 and $65,887.
On an online recruitment page, the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) office says it needs to fill 45 benefits officer and program officer positions in Quebec and encourages qualified individuals to apply.
The only education requirement is a high school diploma.
While benefits officers review and process employment insurance applications, the government describes a wide range of duties for program officers, including coordination with local stakeholders regarding services from the ESDC.
Service Canada says it has EI processing centres and "program branches" in Montreal, Laval, Boucherville, Drummondville, Thetford Mines, Shawinigan, Quebec City and Saguenay, but that it may assign alternative workplaces to applicants who don't live in these areas.
In addition to a high school diploma, Service Canada is looking for applicants who have experience totalling six months "in delivering services or programs to the general public" or "interpreting and applying legislation or policies."
The language requirement is either French-only or French and English, depending on the position, according to the recruitment page.
Complete details about the positions available and the application process are online.