November 6 2013 Edition

News Digest November 6, 2013


Mayor Régis Labeaume and his team win overwhelming majority in Quebec City elections


Mayor Régis Labeaume and his team are all smiles after the Sunday, November 3, municipal election. His team won an overwhelming majority, 18 of 21 seats, and Mayor Labeaume received 74% of votes for this, his third term in office. There was great interest in this election as shown by the almost 55% of eligible voters who turned out on Sunday.

Public service is “in the blood” at Quebec High School

Photo: Ruby Pratka

Most of Quebec High School's senior leadership students couldn't give blood on Tuesday. But they gave Tuesday all they had.

"It saves lives, and it's a good way to help people and help the neighbourhood," said student volunteer Aurélie Heinz. "Students did this a couple of years ago and it has become a tradition.

Basketball for breast cancer at Champlain–St. Lawrence

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On the evening of Friday, November 1, The St. Lawrence Lions ‘A' Division Three basketball teams hosted the Élans from Collège FX Garneau. The Lady Lions made a strong showing and won their match 72-56.

Central Quebec School Board shines once again!

According to a study recently published by the Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sports (MELS), students from the Central Quebec School Board (CQSB) English public schools continue to make their mark with regard to graduation and qualification rates. Our students' graduation and qualification rate is 85.9%!

Open House at Quebec High School and St. Patrick’s High School

The Central Quebec School Board invites all Cycle Three (Grades 5 and 6) elementary students and their families to attend the Open House that will be held at Quebec City's two public English high schools on Saturday, November 9.

Morrin Centre’s fifth annual Literary Feast honours two remarkable women

The Morrin Centre wish to announce that Monique F. Leroux, CEO of the Desjardins Group, will be Honorary Chair of this year's Literary Feast, to be held on Thursday, November 21. In addition, world-renowned architect Phyllis Lambert will be keynote speaker at the event.

Monique F. Leroux is CEO of the largest cooperative financial group in Canada.

A moment of silence to remember

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, citizens of Canada and other Commonwealth countries will once again stop and observe two minutes in silence. In Quebec City on November 11, a ceremony will take place at the Cenotaph on Grande Allée at the corner of Honoré-Mercier, starting at 10:30 a.m.

On November 11, 1918, over four years of violence finally ceased.

Scotch whisky fundraiser for the Arthritis Society

The Arthritis Society will be holding its second annual Cocktail Scotch on November 21 in collaboration with the chairmen of Québec-Whisky, Patrick Bourassa and André Girard. The Honorary Chairman is Mario Welsh, a lawyer with the firm of Heenan Blaikie Aubut.

You are invited to come and savour four scotches served with carefully chosen hors d'oeuvres.

Don’t let the flu take you by surprise

Jeffery Hale Hospital will be giving free flu vaccines to the following members of the English-speaking community:
people age 60 and older;

adults over 18 who have certain chronic diseases (such as heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes, major obesity, cancer, asthma or a weakened immune system);

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