News Digest November 5 2014

 

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Issue November 5, 2014

 

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Bill 10: Richard Walling stands up for community governance

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Richard Walling's life began at Jeffery Hale Hospital.

"I was born in the Jeff, and I like to think they never let me leave," Walling says with a smile. "Jeffery Hale - Saint Brigid's has been a part of my life for all my life," he says.

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QCT kids go trick-or-treating

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What a treat! This little lamb, 8-month-old Stella Dubé, stayed warm in a fleecy costume and was visibly impressed by the jack-o’-lanterns on her first Halloween. No tricks here…. 

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Quebec High School students hold successful blood drive

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Quebec High School leadership teacher Fannie Marsh and her Secondary IV and V students celebrated their most successful blood drive yet on Tuesday afternoon at the school. The students organized and publicized the drive in partnership with Héma-Québec. A record number of 92 people, including many QHS alumni and staff members, gave blood.

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A vote of confidence for the Central Quebec School Board

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November 5 2014 Edition

I have lived in Quebec City on and off since 1987, for a total of 23 years. For the first time in all those years, in early October I received a form in the mail inviting me to vote for one of several candidates running for the Commission scolaire de la Capitale, which would be holding elections on Sunday, November 2.

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Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Fall Fair was held yesterday at St. Paul's Market and was very successful, the show of cattle being much larger than at any former Fair.

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The story behind the name of Avenue Dalton

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Avenue Dalton is located in an industrial park tucked between Autoroutes Henri-IV and Robert-Bourassa, Boulevard Charest and Boulevard Versant-Nord.

Avenue Dalton is named for John Dalton (1766 -1844), a British chemist, meteorologist and physicist, who is best known for his pioneering work in the development of modern atomic theory.

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Bill 10: Barrette reassures English-speaking community groups

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Minister of Health Gaétan Barrette promised to protect the availability of English-language health services in Quebec City at parliamentary hearings on Thursday, October 27, about a bill that has left many Anglophones skeptical.

Bill 10 aims to consolidate the province's health-care bureaucracy.

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Remembering Sergeant Garnet Wolseley LeMesurier, 1882-1915

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By all accounts, the summer of 1914 was the warmest in years. The 11 members of the LeMesurier family left Quebec City behind and joined their friends at their summer home in Kamouraska, enjoying meals, dances, golf, tennis and picnics in the picturesque town down-river.

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Onward Dear Boys to be presented at the Morrin Centre

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In the Morrin Centre's latest Connecting Through Culture event, Quebec City native Philippe Bieler discusses his latest book, Onward Dear Boys: A Family Memoir of the Great War.

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Gilmour Hill now open all year for commuters

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After being closed for almost a year, Gilmour Hill was re-opened by the National Battlefields Commission (NBC) on October 31, to the pleasure of representatives of the park and the municipal, provincial and federal governments, and especially to the delight of commuters.

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Mayor Labeaume receives one of the first poppies for Remembrance Day

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I'm going to encourage the public to wear the poppy, particularly in light of recent events," said Mayor Régis Labeaume after having a poppy pinned to his lapel by Claude Racine, president of the Lt. Col. J. Charles Forbes, RMWO (Québec, no. 265) branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, at a recent event at Quebec City Hall.

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Emilie-Claire Barlow gives a swingy, sassy performance

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Toronto-born jazz singer, musician and arranger Emilie-Claire Barlow knew just what to do to charm her audience at last Thursday's Festival international de Jazz de Québec concert held at the Grand Théâtre.

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The King lives (on) . . . somewhere in Beauport!

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Steve Laperrière's house is like hundreds of others in Beauport - a car in the driveway, a few Halloween decorations on the lawn. Only inside does the difference become apparent - the unmistakable, soulful voice of Elvis Presley floats up from the basement. A late gospel recording. "These were some of the last songs he recorded," Laperrière observes, a bit sadly.

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Halie Loren show simply lovely

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A mellow and earthy voice came to Quebec City and stole hearts at the Clarendon Hotel on October 28 and 29, as part of the Festival international de Jazz de Québec.

Singer Halie Loren, originally from Alaska and based in Oregon, was accompanied by Matt Treder on piano and Mark Schneider on bass.

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Patrick Chan enjoying his vacation

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The Toronto skater who won silver at the Winter Olympics earlier this year has decided to take the upcoming season off from competition and return in the fall of 2015.

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Photonics Games enlightening experience for Thetford teens

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Manuel Boudreault and his Secondary V Physics students are having an intense strategic discussion - about laser chess. Once the games start, says Boudreault, "I'm not allowed to help them. But they're good. They know what to do."

Boudreault came to Université Laval with his entire Secondary V Physics class at A.S.

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ADHD clarified by psychiatrist Dr. Annick Vincent

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On October 28, psychiatrist Dr. Annick Vincent gave a talk on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at the Institut universitaire de la Santé mentale de Québec (formerly Hôpital Robert-Giffard). About 500 people attended, filling two auditoriums.

From 5% to 8% of children are affected by ADHD, and 4% of adults, some of whom are not diagnosed until adulthood.

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Lessons from the Amazon rainforest

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This past summer, four St. Patrick's High School students and their teacher took part in a trip to the heart of the Amazon jungle. This life-changing experience has led St. Pat's to "adopt" the Ecuador village of Mondaña.

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Sweeney Todd at Le Capitole de Québec

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The musical thriller Sweeney Todd: le diabolique Barbier de Fleet Street drew audiences into a macabre scene at Le Capitole de Québec theatre this past week.

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Getting to know the Great White North

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Photo: Valentine Ribadeau Dumas

The world may call Canada the Great White North, but approximately 80 per cent of Canadians live in a 200-mile-wide strip along our country's southern border. Many have never been much farther north, least of all into Canada's three vast northern territories.

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Place d’Youville: the place to skate!

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Photo: Photo by Ruby Pratka

It's time to get out your skates! Local skaters wasted no time hitting the ice when the outdoor rink at Place d'Youville opened on October 25. The rink will be open every day until mid-March, from noon to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends, with longer hours during school holidays.

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Obituaries

 

Lorne Corrigan

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Lorne Corrigan passed away October 26, 2014, at Oak Terrace in Orillia, Ontario. He was the son of the late Michael Corrigan and Annie Montgomery of Valcartier, and husband of the late Norma Brooker. He leaves behind his beloved children, Michael and Shelley (Mike Forest); grandchildren, Krista and Glen, and great-grandson, Aiden.


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