October 29 2014 Edition

News Digest October 29, 2014

Issue October 29, 2014
 

"We will remember them"

Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo

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Photo: PMO photo by Jason Ransom

People were shocked and horrified this past week by the news that two members of the Canadian Armed Forces had been slain in separate incidents.

On Monday, October 20, 53-year old Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and another soldier were targeted by a hit-and-run driver in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Vincent later died of his injuries.

Jeffery Hale Community Services provide a much-needed break

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Photo: Photo by Ruby Pratk

Sometimes, parents just need a break. This can be especially true for parents of very young children, or children or young adults with special needs. That's where the Take-a-Break and Special Needs Activities (SNACS) programs organized by Jeffery Hale Community Services come in.

Halloween in Quebec City

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

Halloween is coming this weekend, and kids are planning their trick-or-treating on Friday evening, October 31. Around Quebec City, there are all kinds of spooky events happening.

Many free activities are taking place around town - parades, haunted houses, presentations of movies and plays, dance and lots of other family activities. All that, plus the traditional distribution of candy.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle
A spirited pugilistic encounter, after the most approved rules of the ring, took place yesterday afternoon in Mountain street between two men, apparently sailors, to the intense edification of a host of admirers of the manly art of self-defense, attracted thither by

Citizens’ concerns – Bill 10: Jeffery Hale–Saint Brigid’s board member speaks out

For Roger Lemire, the Liberal government's planned reforms to health care won't change his ability to receive service in his language. Lemire, like more than 90 per cent of Quebec City residents, is a native French speaker.

However, he is a longtime Jeffery Hale-Saint Brigid's board member and a self-described Anglophile. "Two of my children went to St.

Bill 10: Parliamentary committee hears from local Anglophone groups

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Groups representing the Quebec Anglophone community outside Montreal were able to state their concerns about the proposed health-care legislation at hearings in the National Assembly on Thursday, October 23.

Book lovers stock up at Quebec City Women's Club Book Fair

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Photo: Mitch Vandenborn

On a bright Saturday morning, hundreds of people stopped by the Eastern Québec Learning Centre to take advantage of the annual book fair organized by the Quebec City Women's Club (QCWC).

Last year marked the 75th anniversary of the QCWC and the book fair itself has become an autumn institution for Quebec City's Anglophone community, with the first fair occurring in 1963.

Ville de Québec honours James Carrel and nine others

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Photo: Photo by Bethann G. Merkle

The reception hall at Quebec City Hall was crowded on Thursday, October 23, with relatives, friends and associates anxious to see the blue ceramic plaques or epigraphs that would soon be unveiled to honour the memory of ten famous residents of the City.

Among those being honoured was James Carrel (1843-1891), founder of the Quebec Daily Telegraph in 1875.

Luc Langevin’s magical dreams come true

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Photo: Photo credit Sébastien Raymond

Luc Langevin doesn't believe in magic.

This might be an odd admission from someone who has spent much of his young life wowing audiences by accomplishing the seemingly impossible.

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