November 19 2014 Edition

News Digest November 19, 2014


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A day to remember, “lest we forget”

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Some 250 members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Quebec City Police and RCMP took part in the annual Remembrance Day ceremony on Tuesday, November 11, at the Cross of Sacrifice cenotaph near the Citadel in Quebec City.

Many senior veterans and active-duty members of the military stood proudly at attention. Members of the public applauded them warmly as they arrived.

Community Christmas Hamper Campaign is “all about giving”

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Photo: Annabelle Cloutier

As the wind brings us memories of its winter bite and the goblins and ghosts are put to rest for another year, we anticipate the joy of the holiday season and the generosity of those who give time, energy, food and money to the annual Community Christmas Hamper Campaign.

QCGN want Health Minister Barrette to slow down on Bill 10

Regional Anglophone groups have called for Health Minister Gaétan Barrette to slow down the implementation of his controversial health reform proposal, known as Bill 10.

The Quebec Community Groups Network says Barrette must take time to examine the bill's repercussions for Quebec's English-speaking community.

Montreal’s Carabins defeat Laval’s Rouge et Or 12-9

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

The mighty Rouge et Or were defeated on their home turf last Saturday, in an overtime game that put an end to Laval's hopes for the Dunsmore Trophy and its 11-year winning streak in the Quebec football conference. This also means the Rouge et Or will not go on to compete for the Uteck Bowl and the Vanier Cup.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
It is said that the work of building the new St. John's Gate will not be commenced until next spring.

The story behind the name of Rue du Général-Allard

Photo: Bill Cox

Rue du Général-Allard honours the memory of Jean-Victor Allard (1913-1996). Allard joined the military in 1939 and participated in the Second World War with the Royal 22e Régiment. At the end of the war he was promoted to brigadier and commanded the infantry before being transferred to north-western Europe.

Food allergy information fair at Place Laurier

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Association québécoise des Allergies alimentaires held its first Quebec City food allergy information fair at Place Laurier recently. Specialists, nurses, nutritionists, and businesses were on hand to answer questions and offer advice about various treatments.


Onward, Dear Boys shows war through a personal lens

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Photo: Mitch Vandenborn

In a letter from the front lines of the First World War, 19-year-old Philippe Beiler thanked his parents for their messages from home. "We live from one letter to the next," he wrote.

First World War exhibit at Cégep Garneau

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Photo: Marie White

1914-1918: Se souvenir, highlighting the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, was created by a team of Cégep Garneau's history teachers, led by Denis Leclerc. The exhibit includes over 70 artifacts and historic documents from the Royal 22e Régiment, the Musée de la Civilisation du Québec, the Air Force Museum in Bagotville, and the Stewart Museum in Montreal.

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