News Digest October 1, 2014

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Grilling for a good cause at Oktoberfest

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The leaves are changing colour and the smell of sauerkraut and sausage is in the air - it must be Oktoberfest. From Munich - home of the original Oktoberfest - to Brazil, Argentina and of course Canada, millions of people around the world have raised a glass to autumnal revelry over the past week.

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VEQ forum on integrating English-speaking newcomers

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On September 22, the Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ) participated in a forum co-organized by the Ville de Québec and VEQ at Quebec City Hall; the subject was the integration of English-speaking newcomers. Employers and immigrants shared their experiences about dealing with various organizations, immigrants' country of origin, and employers' needs.

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IHQ marks 125th anniversary of the Quebec City rockslide

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On September 15, Irish Heritage Quebec kicked off its 2014-2015 season of historical talks by marking the 125th anniversary of the Quebec City rockslide. Many descendants of survivors of the 1889 disaster were on hand to listen to John O'Connor's presentation.

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English-speaking community very concerned about Barrette reform bill

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The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) and its community stakeholders are concerned about a massive reorganization of the health-care sector. We are apprehensive about the impact these profound changes will have on our community's capacity to remain involved in institutions that are essential to our vitality and identity.

Health Minister Dr.

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Memorials and Things of Fame

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Documentaries win big at Quebec City film festival

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Quebec filmmaker Julie Lambert will have a hard act to follow - her own.

Lambert's debut film, Un film de chasse de filles, captured two top prizes and came close to the biggest prize of all at the Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec, which wrapped up on Friday. The French-language documentary follows four women and a teenage girl who hunt deer and moose in rural Quebec.

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The story behind Rue Corrigan

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Rue Corrigan is a short street in Sainte-Foy between Chemin Saint-Louis and Rue Gregg. It is named after James "Jim" Corrigan, who owned a prosperous farm located on the south side of Chemin Saint-Louis.

In 1910 Corrigan started a dairy farm and a few years later, built the first pasteurization plant in the region.

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On their toes at the Vieux-Québec Féis

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Laval University's PEPS athletic centre echoed with the sounds of hundreds of hard shoes on Saturday, as Irish dancers from as far away as British Columbia gathered for the inaugural Vieux-Québec Féis.

Féis - pronounce d "fesh" - is a Gaelic word for "party" and describes a Celtic arts competition, usually bringing together musicians and dancers.

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Local schools continue Terry Fox Run tradition

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Nearly 35 years after partial amputee Terry Fox decided to run 8,000 kilometres across Canada to raise money for cancer research, fundraising runs in his honour have become a Canadian autumn tradition, particularly in schools.

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A Texan comes home to Île d’Orleans

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It's a long way from Marble Falls, Texas, to Île d'Orléans, Quebec (3,460 kilometres, to be exact), but Albert Breton, 79, finally got to check "visit Orleans Island" off his Bucket List of things he wants to do before he dies. Albert is a descendant of one of the first settlers on the island.

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From Quebec City to the Great War in 1914

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Last Wednesday evening, Charles André Nadeau gave a presentation at the Morrin Centre about the embarkation of over 32,000 soldiers at the Port of Quebec at the outset of the Great War in 1914. Nadeau's talk was part of the Morrin Centre's bilingual Connecting Through Culture series.

In Louise Basin 100 years ago

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Clan Gunn leaders visit Quebec City

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On the weekend of September 19 to 21, Clan Gunn was the honoured clan at the New Hampshire Highland Games at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, N.H. The annual general meeting of the Clan Gunn Society of North America (CGSNA) was held at a hotel in Campton, N.H.

Clan Commander Iain A.

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The (put your name here) wing of Everest Elementary School

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The new wing of Everest Elementary School is now completed and we are currently seeking a name for the addition. Between October 6 and October 16, 2014, you will be able to go to an Ebay website and place a bid to have the extension forever carry your last name or the name of an individual you wish to immortalize.

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Coptic Pope’s “visit of a lifetime” to Quebec City

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The Egyptian Orthodox community of Quebec received the visit of a lifetime on September 22. As part of a Canada-wide tour, Pope Tawadros II, the spiritual leader of that church, visited the Coptic Orthodox Church of Virgin Mary, St.

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XMen and XWomen run for the Arthritis Society

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Over 2,200 participants of various ages, shapes and sizes pushed themselves to the limit in the provincial final of the XMan Triple Crown Race at Le Relais ski centre last Saturday. A total of 10,400 participants ran in the three Xman races; the two earlier races were held at Mont Sutton and Mont Orford.

At 9:00 a.m. the elite runners stood ready at the starting line.

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Obituaries

 

LAMONDE, Denyse (née Duquet)

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LAMONDE, Denyse (née Duquet)

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