January 28 2015 Edition

Suzette Helen Bjornstad 1920 – 2015

Suzette Helen Bjornstad (nee Gale) died willingly January 16, 2015, in her 94th year, at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, BC, surrounded by loving family and supported by caring nurses.

She was the blessed and loving daughter of Herbert and Etta (nee Cameron) Gale, who gave her a magical start to life growing up in Quebec City and the charm of Lac Larron.

Winston Bernard O'Donnell 1942-2015

Winston (affectionately known as Winnie) passed away on January 12 at age 72. Left to mourn are his partner France; his daughters Tara (Jun) and Meghan (Shervin); his granddaughter Mila Winnie; Gail, the mother of his children; his older brother Reginald (Irene); his nephew Christian and his niece Pia; and his friends and colleagues.

News Digest January 28 2015

 

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Issue January 28, 2015

 

FUNdraising to “get out of the red”

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Photo: by Shirley Nadeau

Each year for the past several years, the staff at the Jeffery Hale Community Centre hold a "Get Out of the Red" FUNdraising lunch, the profits of which go to the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign (CCHC) to help them attain their goal.

A Burns Supper for “Auld Lang Syne”

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The Bard himself would have been delighted with last Saturday's Burns Supper at the Château Laurier on Grande Allée - and what a grand evening it was!

The 11th annual Burns Supper, organized by the 78th Fraser Highlanders, Fort St. Andrew, Quebec City, has come a long way since the first one held in the basement of a church in the Vanier district in 2004.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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It is but a few days since we had occasion to comment on the daily increasing recklessness and brutality of a portion of our water-side population. The remark applied mainly to a class of people who infest the vicinity of the Marine Hospital in St.

Drawn to Quebec: A taste of Asian heritage

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Photo: Illustration © Bethann G. Merkle, 2015

Canada's cultural and culinary flavours have long been based on the heritage of immigrants. Nowhere is this truer than Quebec, where modern residents produce regional cuisines steeped in their own traditions. As an American expat living in Quebec City, I spent the past few years seeking out these culinary traditions.

The story behind the name Rue Elgin

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Photo: Photo by Bill Cox

Rue Elgin was named in honour of the Scotsman James Bruce (1811-1863), the 8th Earl of Elgin and the son-in-law of Lord Durham.

As a student of Eton and then Oxford, the young man displayed the brilliance that sparked his later reputation as an inspired orator, cultured humanist and judicious administrator.

250th Anniversary Edition available at La Maison Anglaise

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The QCT's 250th Anniversary Edition, a 56-page glossy magazine, published on June 21, 2014, contains commentaries from Ray and Stacie Stanton, the publishers of the QCT, along with an introduction from the magazine's editorial team, Bethann Merkle and Shirley Nadeau.

Members of the city's English-speaking community - an editorialist from Le Soleil, a former U.S.

Raif Badawi: the face of Saudi oppression

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Photo: Photo by Kasia Borkowska

Liberal Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes for criticizing Islamic clerics, has had his second round of public flogging postponed for another week. The first round was administered on January 9 in front of a mosque in his hometown of Jeddah, where Badawi is also serving a 10-year prison sentence.

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