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Remembering the fallen at the Cross of Sacrifice

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin

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Veterans stand on Grande Allée for a moment of prayer in the Remembrance Day Ceremony in front of the Cross of Sacrifice.

CAQ English-services plan raises historic questions

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For the record, your scribe qualifies as a “historic anglophone” both under Quebec law and as a matter of history.

Family genealogists have traced an ancestor born to a British soldier garrisoned at Quebec City. And another ancestor, born and raised in Huntington, pulled off some kind of Laura Secord-style warning about a Fenian raid and got a commendation for bravery.

Bloc concedes on recount; Duclos confirmed as Quebec MP

FEDERAL ELECTION RECAP

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Photo: Jean-Yves Doclos’ Twitter

Jean-Yves Duclos has been confirmed as the Liberal MP for Quebec riding in the central core of the city. His Bloc Québécois challenger, Christiane Gagnon, called a halt to a judicial recount last week after nearly two days of counting ballots.

The story behind Rue Émile-Boiteau

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Collection iconographique de la Ville de Québec

This street was named to honour Émile Boiteau, who was born in Quebec City on April 28, 1898, the son of Joseph Boiteau, a grocer, and Malvina Marois.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Common - Public Domain

November 14, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette
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First World War Memorial Site inaugurated behind the Armoury

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Every year as Remembrance Day approaches, Canadians gather to pay their respects to the men and women of the Armed Forces – the veterans who worked and fought for the freedom of others, and the many who gave their lives for the cause.

Santa Claus and the Parade des Jouets come to town

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The 18th edition of the Parade des Jouets made its way through the Saint-Roch and Limoilou districts of Quebec City on Nov. 9. Festivities continued the following day at Place Jean-Béliveau in front of the Videotron Centre. Santa Claus was present on both days, accepting children’s letters and listening attentively to their wishes.

Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà pulsate with energy

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà – her all-Canadian female string ensemble – mesmerized the audience with their passionate, pulsating music at the Palais Montcalm on Nov. 9 as they played excerpts from their most recent, and 44th, album, Pulsations.

Ronnie Burkett’s Daisy Theatre delights Diamant audience

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Daisy Theatre puppet show was the first event presented entirely in English at Le Diamant, from Nov. 6 to 9. Canadian artist and puppeteer Ronnie Burkett presented improvised shows every night that included variety acts, extemporaneous monologues and musical numbers brought to life by some of the 40 marionettes in the “ensemble cast” of his own creation.

Donate to the Hamper Campaign at Holiday Happy Hour

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Photo: Sophie Minville

Once again, Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) is proud to work alongside 30 local partners on the 24th Quebec City Community Christmas Hamper Campaign. We need your help to meet the challenge of filling and delivering hampers to over 200 homes in need.