September 30 2015 Edition

News Digest September 30 2015



Issue September 30, 2015


St. Lawrence’s Student Centre construction underway

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On September 26, campus director Edward Berryman and administrative services coordinator Vincent DeBlois gave an update on the construction of the multi-purpose addition to Champlain–St. Lawrence, which began at the end of June, once classes were over. 

Vieux-Québec Feis 2015 descends on Sillery

Photo: Allison Kirkwood

On Saturday, September 26, some 300 Irish dancers, along with their families and friends, descended upon College Jésus-Marie-de-Sillery for the second annual Vieux-Québec Feis.  

Church bells in Ireland and Quebec City ring in memory of Great Famine victims

Photo: Luc-Antoine Couturier

Quebec City prepares to welcome refugees

Photo: Ruby Pratka

Several hundred refugees from the ongoing conflict in Syria may soon be able to start a new life in Quebec City. Mayor Régis Labeaume announced on Monday, September 21, that the city was prepared to receive between 500 and 800 people in the coming year. 

Big orange bus pulls up at City Hall: Mulcair visits Quebec

New Democratic Party leader Thomas Mulcair’s big orange bus pulled up outside City Hall last Thursday as part of a late-stage campaign tour of the region. 

Mulcair met briefly with Quebec City mayor Régis Labeaume before addressing local MPs and activists at a rally at the Concorde hotel on Grande Allée.

Memorials and Things of Fame

Photo: Wikimedia commons


The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue John-Molson

Photo: Bill Cox

Rue John-Molson is named in honour of John Molson (1763-1836), who was born in Lincolnshire, England. His parents died when he was very young and in 1782, at age 18, he immigrated to Canada. He settled in Montreal where he began working for the Thomas Lloyd brewery, which he eventually purchased in 1784. 

Blanchette building bridges in Louis-Hébert

Photo: Ruby Pratka

A tour of St. Patrick’s Cemetery

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

During the last weekend of September, many organizations and foundations across the province hosted events and activities to mark Les Journées de la Culture. In Quebec City on September 26, Irish Heritage Quebec’s John O’Connor took people on a tour of notable memorials at St. Patrick’s Cemetery. 

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