November 16 2016 Edition

News Digest November 16 2016



Issue November 16, 2016


Ross Murray to launch "A Hole in the Ground" at Livres Trois Canons

Quebec author and funnyman Ross Murray will be in Quebec City to launch his new novel at Livres Trois Canons on Wednesday, November 16, at 7:15 p.m. (doors open from 6.30 p.m.). 

Ross Murray, one of the province's funniest people (his words, but we concur) will be reading excerpts from his new novel - "A Hole in the Ground".

Called to Remembrance

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, citizens and members of the military answered the clarion call and gathered at the Cross of Sacrifice on Grande Allée to remember soldiers who had given their lives and to pay homage to veterans of the Great War, the Second World War, the Korean War, and conflicts in other countries such as Afghanistan.  

WWII veteran Joe Sutcliffe shares his memories with IHQ

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On November 13, Irish Heritage Quebec invited a remarkable man to address its members to mark Remembrance week. Much-decorated veteran Joseph Patrick Sutcliffe, now 94 years old, spoke about his long career as a soldier. He was born and raised in Quebec City, and always came home after serving in faraway places around the world. "I always feel at home at St.

Americans want it darker

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Photo: Peter Black

OK. Everybody take a Valium." 

If you remember the cartoon by the Montreal Gazette's Terry Mosher (better known as Aislin) in which those words came from René Lévesque, you'll agree that people need to find calmness in the face of seemingly calamitous events.  

Election night at the U.S. Consulate General in Quebec City

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Photo: Véronique Morin

On the nail-biting night of the November 8 U.S. election, a small crowd of people gathered at the American Consulate on Dufferin Terrace in Old Quebec.  

Give to the Hamper Campaign, help deliver holiday goodness


November is a busy time for the organizing committee of the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign, which this year runs from Sunday, November 20, to Sunday, December 11. Activities and fundraising events organized in support of the 21st annual Community Hamper Campaign are in full swing. 

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue Roosevelt

Photo: Bill Cox

Rue Roosevelt is named in honour of none other than Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945), president of the United States from 1933 to 1945. He won a record four presidential elections. 

A feast of literary proportions

Photo: Catherine Musgrove

The eighth annual Literary Feast hosted by the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec stayed true to its reputation last Thursday night and provided a glamorous and delightful evening for 120 guests. 

The Literary Feast is one of the LHSQ's largest fundraising events in support of the Morrin Centre and this year it raised well over $43,000, surpassing the 2013 record. 

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