August 22 2012 Edition

Meet Danielle Burns

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Danielle Burns hails from the “Paris of the Prairies,” Saskatoon. She first came to Quebec as a French-language student in 1996. She met a bush pilot from Lévis during a summer job at a luxury fishing lodge in Northern Saskatchewan. Her friends were not surprised that she ended up with a Québécois since she was so gung-ho about all things French!

Memorial Service for Jack Layton to be held at Chalmers-Wesley United Church

Most of us know that Jack Layton was a Quebec resident from Hudson, but perhaps many of us don’t know that he was also a lifelong member of the United Church of Canada. The Session of Chalmers-Wesley United Church was approached by members of the local New Democratic Party who requested the opportunity to hold a memorial service reflecting Mr. Layton’s own religious background.

Dog lovers gather at the Base de plein air de Sainte-Foy

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Photo: Marie White

The Société canine de Québec held one of its most prestigious dog shows of the year at the Base de plein air in Sainte-Foy from August 3 to 5. Despite the heat wave, dog lovers gathered happily to enjoy another fun day of dog competitions. Judges Bruce Owen and Sandra Lex came from Ontario to judge the breed confirmation competitions and

Memorials and Things of Fame for August 22, 2012

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The Morning Chronicle

NDP invites Canadians to mark first annviversary of Jack Layton’s death

(Press release) On Wednesday, August 22, Canadians from coast to coast will mark the first anniversary of the passing of Jack Layton after his combat with cancer.

Public hearings on proposed federal electoral map for Quebec

Montreal- The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Quebec is set to hold public hearings on the new federal electoral map it recently proposed. The commission makes final decisions about where the electoral boundaries will be located after consultation, giving the public and members of Parliament an opportunity to express their views and participate in the process.

The Aquarium du Québec: jellyfish, seahorses and rays, oh my!

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Photo: Marie White
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