November 15 2017 Edition

Quebecers remember and honour the fallen

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
On a sunny but cold morning, hundreds of people gathered around the Cross of Sacrifice on Grande Allée on Nov. 11 to pay homage to the thousands of members of the Canadian Armed Forces who gave their lives while in service during the Great War, the Second World War, the Korean War, the Afghan War and other world conflicts. 

Winter tire laws have little traction outside Quebec

Quebec has been at the forefront of a number of presumed advances in the march of humanity towards a better world. Universal health insurance, government-subsidized daycare, generous parental leave, collective pension funds, no-fault auto insurance and mandatory winter tires, to name a few.

Remembrance Day marked in Valcartier

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Photo: Rev. K. Burgess
For the first time, Valcartier Elementary School hosted an ecumenical Remembrance Day Service at the Community Centre on Friday, Nov. 10.

Hidden English History in Saguenay, part 4: Who owns the graves?

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Photo: Ruby Pratka from QCT archives

Behind a heavy, padlocked door, not far from a Catholic church in La Baie, Que., a community of about 19,000 now part of the city of Saguenay, a small graveyard with a bilingual sign over the door holds the remains of many members of the former company town’s English-speaking community.

QAC hosting fundraiser for Jesus Christ Superstar

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There won’t be loaves and fishes on the menu, but there will be some tasty finger food and wine as the Quebec Art Company (QAC) hosts a fundraising party in preparation for its 2018 production of the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Photo: from Wikipedia
November 15, 1867 – The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue Vincent-Massey

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Photo: Bill Cox
This street in Saint-Malo industrial park is named in honour of the Right Honorable Vincent Massey (1887-1967), the 18th Governor of General of Canada. He was the first Canadian appointed to the post, and from that day the Governor General has always been a Canadian citizen. 

Time for a celebration!

St. Patrick's High School 175th anniversary reunion

 

Major Simon Mailloux visits Champlain–St. Lawrence

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Young people, especially those without links to the military, do not always recognize the significance of Remembrance Day. To shed some light on the realities of being a soldier, Major Simon Mailloux of the Royal 22e Régiment (R22R) gave a talk at Champlain–St. Lawrence on Nov. 9.

Give to the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign and help deliver some goodness this holiday season

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The 22nd annual Community Christmas Hamper Campaign will soon be underway! From Sunday, Nov. 19, to Saturday, Dec. 10, you can help “deliver some goodness” to less-fortunate families and individuals in the Quebec City region by giving to this wonderful community initiative in any or all of the following ways:

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