October 14 2015 Edition

Peter Charles JOHNSTON 1941 - 2015

Peter Charles Johnston, son of the late Mary and Robert Johnston, died accidentally on October 6, 2015, at the age of 73. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, he lived in Quebec City.

Beauport-Limoilou debate brings politics to the people

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Photo: Sarah Barclay

Over a hundred curious voters filed into the Jean-Guy Drolet community centre in Limoilou, having learned of the event largely through social media. After a schedule change and withdrawal of one candidate, the local candidates’ debate managed to go about as smoothly as any occasion on which individuals are invited to promote differing opinions. 

“Prost!” at Oktoberfest

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

German beer flowed during Festibière’s first Oktoberfest held at Quebec’s ExpoCité from October 9 to 11. Some 8,000 people joined the Bavarian-themed party during the Thanksgiving weekend. People sang, raised their half-litre beer-filled bocks (mugs) and danced to the oompah-pah of German music by the Gaudi Quattro band.  

Opinion: Government advertising must support community voices

Congratulations to Flo Regalbuto on her 100th birthday

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Fleurette Regalbuto, known to her friends as “Flo,” crossed the 100-year line on October 13, 2015. Family and friends surrounded her on this special centenary birthday celebration at Heritage Manor in Ottawa.

Animals in Quebec lead a dog’s life

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Alupa Clarke draws inspiration from across Canada

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Photo: Photo from campaign website

Alupa Clarke is trying to add to the Conservative seat count in the October 19 election. A 28-year-old military reservist in the 5th Field Artillery Regiment, Clarke is the candidate for Beauport-Limoilou, currently held by NDP Raymond Côté. 

Keeping things uniform

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Photo: Juanita Craig

The start of the academic year leads some parents and children to consider the merits of school uniforms. Having grown up in a Commonwealth country that favours school uniforms, I find it interesting to raise children in a place that does not.

St. Patrick’s seniors lose a heartbreaker to the Carcajous

After their resounding 41-22 win over the Donnacona Diables on October 4, St. Pat’s High School Fighting Irish senior football team continued their march towards the postseason.

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