November 13 2019 Edition

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.

QHS students raise over $100,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A special assembly was held in the gymnasium of Quebec High School (QHS) on Nov. 8 to reveal the grand total of funds raised for the Terry Fox Foundation by students and staff at the school over the past two decades.

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.

VEQ and other English-speaking organizations are separating from, not divorcing the QCGN

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) is one of about a dozen community organizations to leave the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) in a recent decampment from the umbrella advocacy organization that until recently represented about 60 English-speaking organizations across the province of Quebec.

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