News Digest for September 26, 2012

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September 26, 2012

Quebec City Job Bank

Datesort icon Title Company Location
08/13/2012 - 20:04 Morrin Centre Executive Director Morrin Centre Quebec City
07/25/2012 - 15:31 Certified Tower Crane Operator Light-weight Building Systems Inc. Calgary, Alberta
06/23/2012 - 13:21 GROUNDS MANAGER Mount Hermon Cemetery Quebec City
06/18/2012 - 16:59 Writers and Reporters needed Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph Quebec City
03/29/2012 - 17:11 Advertising Sales Representative Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph Quebec City

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QCT and friends tidy up the shoreline

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


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

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”

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


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


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

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


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.

Quebec High School student named to the YMCA Youth Exchanges National Youth Advisory Committee


YMCA Youth Exchanges Canada is a cultural exchange program for groups of youth between the ages of 12 and 17.

CHANGE OF FUNERAL LOCATION Conroy (nee English) Bertha 1922-2012


Conroy (nee English) Bertha

Conroy, Bertha peacefully passed away on Monday, September 10, 2012.
Bertha loving wife of the late Jim Conroy.  Dear mother of Janet and Colleen and
Mother-in-law to Maurice.

Student engineering project in Tanzania


There are many ways to "help thy neighbour" and one of the most impressive that I learned of recently concerned engineering students who built a maternity hospital in East Africa.

The six Canadian engineering students from the province of Quebec studying at ÉTS (School of higher technology) who planned, raised funds and worked with the local people in Mabilioni, Tanzania, are: M

Lifelong Learning Program offers Local Harvest series

The Autumn 2012 Lifelong Learning Program schedule is now available, and includes several series which are already attracting a lot of interest. Please note all events require pre-registration.

The autumn LLL program begins with a ‘Local Harvest' series which included a Virtual Tour of Île d'Orleans (Sept. 20), and continues with a free field trip to Île d'Orleans (Oct.

Music? The pleasure’s mutual, thank you


"Oh, Mar, you look so pleased!" That's what my sister said when she saw this photo of me talking with Daniel Taylor, a celebrated counter-tenor and the artistic director of this year's Quebec International of Sacred Music.

Music in various forms has forever been my friend.

QCT Mystery Photo of the Week Contest


The QCT Mystery Photo Contest offers readers opportunities to appreciate Quebec City from some well-known and less familiar angles. We hope you have as much fun with the mystery photos as we do! The theme of the September Mystery Photo Contest is "Landmarks and buildings."

Weekly winners have their choice of one of several books donated by La Maison Anglaise bookstore.


Conroy (nee English) Bertha

Conroy, Bertha peacefully passed away on Monday, September 10, 2012.
Bertha loving wife of the late Jim Conroy.  Dear mother of Janet and Colleen and
Mother-in-law to Maurice.
Bertha will be sadly missed by her loving family and many friends whom she met throughout the years.
Funeral Service to be held at St. Michael’s Church Thursday, September 27th at 1800 Chemin St. Louis at 3:00 p.m.
 Interment to follow at Mt. Hermon Cemetery 1801 Chemin St. Louis,
Join us for  refreshments after services; everyone welcome.

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