December 10 2014 Edition

News Digest for December 10, 2014


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VEQ Happy Holiday Hour at the Morrin Centre

Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

Over 100 happy people gathered in College Hall at the Morrin Centre last Wednesday evening where VEQ hosted its very popular annual Happy Holiday Hour.

Quebec says goodbye to Jean Béliveau

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Flags across the province were lowered to half-mast this past weekend as Quebecers said goodbye to Jean Béliveau.

The Montreal Canadiens legend, whose name appears more frequently on the Stanley Cup than any other NHL player's, died on December 2 at the age of 83.

An angelic Christmas concert at St. Andrew’s

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Angelic voices filled St. Andrew's Church in Old Quebec on Sunday afternoon as members of the multilingual choir Vibrant Voices - Voix Vivantes gave their debut holiday concert, centred on the theme of angels. The singers performed a series of traditional and less well-known carols in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

My day with the Minister

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Photo: Photo permission: MELS

The day started off well enough; after all, I was wearing a suit.

On November 5, I had the chance to spend a day with the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports himself, Mr. Yves Bolduc. The adventure began at 7:00 a.m. I was told to be ready because the Minister began his day early in the morning.

Memorials and Things of Fame



The story behind the name of Rue William-Stuart

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The Eastern Quebec Learning Centre is located on Rue William-Stuart at the corner of Chemin Saint-Louis, near Avenue Lavigerie. In the early 1800s this area was occupied by an immense property known as Meadowbank or Meadow Bank, stretching from Sillery to the heights of Cap-Rouge.

The future of Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s remains uncertain

Quebec City, December 8, 2014 - Despite pledges made by Minister Barrette at the National Assembly on December 1 to protect the owner corporations of English language establishments and the services they provide, Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) remains concerned about the future of Jeffery Hale - Saint Brigid's.

Bill 10: Amendments aim to reassure Anglophones

Health Minister Gaétan Barrette announced a series of amendments to his controversial proposed health-care reform at the National Assembly on Monday, December 1.

“Paint your bridge, Bill!”

Photo: Bill Cox

Liberal transport minister Sam Hamad, Parti Québécois MNA Agnès Maltais and CAQ MNA Gérard Deltell may not find much common ground on the floor of the National Assembly. But these days they all agree on one thing - the Quebec Bridge needs a paint job, and CN, not the taxpayers, should foot the bill.

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