September 26 2012 Edition

News Digest for September 26, 2012

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QCT and friends tidy up the shoreline

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Photo: Danielle Burns

This year the Quebec Chronicle Telegraph organized its first Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup (GCSC) along a designated section of the St. Charles River. Although windy, the weather cooperated, providing sun and no rain. The GCSC originated 19 years ago in Vancouver's magnificent Stanley Park and eventually went national, taking place every September.

The “Mother of New France” celebrated in her Ursuline Congregation

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Three hundred and forty years after her death here in New France, Marie de l'Incarnation is far from forgotten.

Local harvests will be put to good use

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

We often think of Quebec's harvest bounty as coming from the farmlands outside the city but even here within the city, this year's harvest has been abundant. Not everyone is in a position to take advantage of the abundance.

Local youth play key role in annual “Friendship Harvest”

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

On the last weekend of summer, September 15 and 16, over 200 volunteers from several community organizations met at the Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge to pick apples. According to Gaston Nadeau, coordinator of the Maison des Jeunes de Sillery (MJS), the Récolte de l'Amitié has been taking place annually for the past eighteen years.

In the Cronenberg footsteps

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Brandon Cronenberg, son of renowned film director David Cronenberg, stopped by the Quebec City Cinema Festival on September 17 to present his first movie, Antiviral, a dark, venereal horror genre.

VEQ offers employability workshops and networking

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On Saturday, September 22, Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ) held a popular Connect to the Québec Job Market activity day at the Eastern Québec Learning Centre which featured free employability workshops and an opportunity to network. The aim of the event was to help job seekers become more employable in the Quebec job market.

The Beautiful Mystery: Louise Penny’s latest Gamache novel

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Montreal on a lazy Saturday is normally a day of rest for Armand Gamache and his homicide team. But this is no ordinary Saturday. Gamache has been summoned to investigate the death of a simple monk in a remote monastery near La Mauricie, Québec. A man concerned only with making music - an activity, one would have thought, about harmony above all else.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle
About four o'clock yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Benn, residing in Champlain street, fell to the ground from the third story of the house in which she lives, while engaged in taking in a line upon which some linen was suspended.

Peter Gabriel: Fit and in complete control

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British art rock musician Peter Gabriel kicked off his Back to Front tour at the Pepsi Colisée on September 16, celebrating 25 years of his groundbreaking, iconic album, So. Divided into three parts - acoustic, electric and the entirety of the 1986 release - Gabriel presented an almost exact copy of the show that took place at the Montreal Forum in 1986.

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