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News Digest November 19, 2014


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A day to remember, “lest we forget”

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Some 250 members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Quebec City Police and RCMP took part in the annual Remembrance Day ceremony on Tuesday, November 11, at the Cross of Sacrifice cenotaph near the Citadel in Quebec City.

Many senior veterans and active-duty members of the military stood proudly at attention. Members of the public applauded them warmly as they arrived.

Community Christmas Hamper Campaign is “all about giving”

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Photo: Annabelle Cloutier

As the wind brings us memories of its winter bite and the goblins and ghosts are put to rest for another year, we anticipate the joy of the holiday season and the generosity of those who give time, energy, food and money to the annual Community Christmas Hamper Campaign.

QCGN want Health Minister Barrette to slow down on Bill 10

Regional Anglophone groups have called for Health Minister Gaétan Barrette to slow down the implementation of his controversial health reform proposal, known as Bill 10.

The Quebec Community Groups Network says Barrette must take time to examine the bill's repercussions for Quebec's English-speaking community.

Montreal’s Carabins defeat Laval’s Rouge et Or 12-9

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

The mighty Rouge et Or were defeated on their home turf last Saturday, in an overtime game that put an end to Laval's hopes for the Dunsmore Trophy and its 11-year winning streak in the Quebec football conference. This also means the Rouge et Or will not go on to compete for the Uteck Bowl and the Vanier Cup.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
It is said that the work of building the new St. John's Gate will not be commenced until next spring.

The story behind the name of Rue du Général-Allard

Photo: Bill Cox

Rue du Général-Allard honours the memory of Jean-Victor Allard (1913-1996). Allard joined the military in 1939 and participated in the Second World War with the Royal 22e Régiment. At the end of the war he was promoted to brigadier and commanded the infantry before being transferred to north-western Europe.

Food allergy information fair at Place Laurier

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Association québécoise des Allergies alimentaires held its first Quebec City food allergy information fair at Place Laurier recently. Specialists, nurses, nutritionists, and businesses were on hand to answer questions and offer advice about various treatments.


Onward, Dear Boys shows war through a personal lens

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Photo: Mitch Vandenborn

In a letter from the front lines of the First World War, 19-year-old Philippe Beiler thanked his parents for their messages from home. "We live from one letter to the next," he wrote.

First World War exhibit at Cégep Garneau

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Photo: Marie White

1914-1918: Se souvenir, highlighting the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, was created by a team of Cégep Garneau's history teachers, led by Denis Leclerc. The exhibit includes over 70 artifacts and historic documents from the Royal 22e Régiment, the Musée de la Civilisation du Québec, the Air Force Museum in Bagotville, and the Stewart Museum in Montreal.

OSQ performs with Casavant organ at Palais Montcalm

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ) gave its first concert with the mighty Casavant organ at the Palais Montcalm on Wednesday, November 5. The program was unique and obviously popular as the evening performance was sold out.

Letter to Bill Gates from the mayors of Quebec City and Lévis about Quebec Bridge

On November 13, Régis Labeaume and Gilles Lehouillier, the mayors of Quebec City and the City of Lévis, sent a letter to Bill Gates to appeal to the him about the company's moral and corporate social responsibility to repaint the remaining 60% of the bridge's surface. Gates is one of CN's major shareholders.

Église Saint-Dominique recognized for rich decor and religious heritage


Hélène David, Minister of Culture and Communications, was very happy to announced on November 13 that Quebec City's Église Saint-Dominique and its religious treasures and furnishings have been classified under the province's Cultural Heritage Act.

This classification ensures protection of the church for the future.

CWL Raffle Winner

Photo: John Niederreiter

Raffle winner Rachel Vogue (left) is presented with a $250 Place Sainte-Foy gift certificate by Carol Mazurat, president of the Catholic Women's League (CWL) of St. Patrick's Parish. The raffle was a fundraiser for the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign. Thank you to all who supported this fun event for a fine cause. Would you like to join the CWL? We would love to welcome you.

Palais Montcalm kicks off its ambitious 2015 season

Seeing the names of Wayne Shorter, Angélique Kidjo, Diego El Cigala and Charlie Musselwhite on the concert pamphlet, we might be forgiven for thinking we're in New York, not self-effacing, modest Quebec City. And yet, on Thursday, November 6, the city's Palais Montcalm unveiled one of its most urbane and ambitious seasons to date.

KILEY, Rita (Neville) 1919 - 2014

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Rita Kiley (née Neville). She passed away peacefully at St. Brigid's Home in Quebec City on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at the age of 95.

She was the beloved wife of the late Timothy John Kiley and is predeceased by their two children, Joseph and Geraldine.

News Digest November 12 2014



Issue November 12, 2014


“We must remember our soldiers”

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Photo: Marie White

At Remembrance Day ceremonies across the country earlier this week, Canadians paused to remember our fallen soldiers. This year is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I and the 75th of World War II.

As they do every year, the parishioners of St. Patrick's Church gathered at Sunday Mass to honour those who died in service.

Train derailment near Sept-Îles claims life of lone conductor

Photo: Photo from Facebook

Engineer Enrick Gagnon would not have had a chance of stopping the train he was driving along the winding track north of Sept-Îles by the time he realized a landslide of rock was blocking the railbed early on Thursday morning, November 6. The train would have required at least two kilometres of track to come to a halt.

Bill 10: A “line in the sand” that cannot be crossed

I am writing to join the chorus of voices expressing concern about Bill 10 and the devastating effect it would have on the vitality of the English-speaking community of the Capitale-Nationale region and on the survival of its health and social services establishment, Jeffery Hale - Saint Brigid's.

Merged into one organization as a result of the last health reform in 2007, Saint Brigid's Home cel

Quebec City and Lévis mayors want CN to finish repainting Quebec Bridge

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On November 3, Mayors Régis Labeaume and Gilles Lehouillier held a press conference to draw attention to the almost hundred-year-old Quebec Bridge, which has been neglected by Canadian National Railway (CN) since 2005.

A meeting with the Mayor on Halloween

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Photo: Photo by Gina Gauvin

Louis-André Roy, Sharly Goudin, Alex Boulinguez and Dylan Brown, students from Quebec High School's Challenge Program, had a happy chance meeting with Mayor Régis Labeaume (third from left) when they were checking out the Halloween decorations next to City Hall on October 31. With them are Sarah Blair (far left) and Cynthia Patterson (centre with red boots).

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
Complaints have frequently been made of the number of idle boys hanging about the Music Hall entrance, St.

The story behind the name of Rue Dermot

Photo: Bill Cox

Rue Dermot is in Sainte-Foy, not too far from the original O'Gallagher family home on Chemin Saint-Louis, near Pierre Laporte Bridge and the autoroute access ramps.

The street is named after Dermot-Ignatius O'Gallagher (1891-1977).

Court is in session for QAC’s Witness for the Prosecution

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Photo: Sharon MacLeod

After two months of twice-weekly rehearsals, the characters are now developed, the costumes are chosen and the lines are memorized (well, nearly) .... Yes, it's all coming together as the Quebec Art Company (QAC), Quebec City's English-language amateur theatre group, gears up for another production, this time Agatha Christie's courtroom drama, Witness for the Prosecution.

Music Enrichment Program at Quebec High School a catalyst for creativity

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Photo: Kasia Borkowska

Classes start at 9:10 a.m. at Quebec High School but the place is abuzz with activity well before 8 o'clock. Students in David Rompré's and Gregory Domonkos' Music Enrichment Program are hard at work on their various music projects. Sitting in the doorway there's a girl strumming her guitar and singing along. In the room next door, a group of friends jam, breaking to chat briefly.

Saint Brigid’s Guild sale a wild success

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The recent sale held by Saint Brigid's Guild in the lower hall of Saint-Charles-Garnier church was wildly successful.

John O'Connor, ensuring crowd control at the entrance to the church from the parking lot, estimated that some 500-600 people attended the ever-popular event. The hall only holds a certain number of people, and after the first group entered, he let in more people as others left.

78th Fraser Highlanders to celebrate St. Andrew’s Day

St. Andrew's Day, Scotland's national holiday, is marked with celebrations of Scottish culture along with traditional Scottish food, dance and music.

On Saturday, November 22, the Fort St. Andrew's Garrison of the Quebec City 78th Fraser Highlanders will be doing their best to mark St. Andrew's Day in their own way.

Vanessa Lynn Rancourt wants to take you to Hollywood

Do you remember when you thought you had what it takes to be the next Angelina Jolie after you watched her in Girl, Interrupted? And how you wanted to be the next Diana Ross after you played Dorothy (to great acclaim) in your high school production of The Wiz?

HECKMAN, Donald Ernest

Don passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at The Village of Winston Park Retirement Home, Kitchener, at age 84.

Beloved husband of Jacqueline for 50 years. Loved father of George Heckman and his wife Michelle Klosch and Gerry Heckman and his wife Micheline Cournoyer. Loving grandfather of Michael, Margaret, Isaac and Paul.

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