October 10 2018 Edition

OBITUARY: Gordon Donald SIMONS 1929-2018

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At Saint Brigid’s Home in Quebec City, on September 29th, 2018, passed away Mr. Gordon Donald Simons, aged 89, husband of Mrs. Barbara Schneider.  He was the son of the late Mr. Archibald Gordon Simons and of the late Mrs. Eva Black. He lived in Quebec City.

Mr. Simons was a Quebec merchant and a member of l’Ordre national du Québec.  

St. Patrick’s High School honours one of its own and raises $1,300 for Terry Fox Foundation

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Rain, wind, heat, pain...nothing stopped Terry Fox from running the Marathon of Hope in 1981. The entire staff and student body of St. Patrick’s High School (SPHS) honoured his accomplishment on Oct. 4 by running laps around the track on the Plains of Abraham, raising over $1,300 in his honour, and for one of their own.

Putting Canadian citizenship values to the test

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Oct. 8 to 14 is Canadian Citizenship Week. A recent communiqué from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) declared that citizenship ceremonies during the week were being brought to “new heights.” The lofty venues include the CN Tower in Toronto, the Vancouver Lookout and the Olympic Stadium in Montreal.

Republican troops unified by Democrats’ blunder

The confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the 114th Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court is nothing short of a spectacular accomplishment for both the Republican party and President Donald Trump.

Despite vocal protests, Republican senators finally got the majority of votes Saturday afternoon, cementing their grasp on the highest court of the federal judiciary.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

October 12, 1868 – The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue John-Simons

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

This new street, still under construction in a residential area of the Haute-Saint-Charles borough of Quebec City, near the intersection of Boulevard Henri-IV and Avenue Chauveau, was named in July of this year in honour of the founder of La Maison Simons department stores.

CAQ wins big in Quebec City, Solidaires take two seats

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Photo: Catherine Dorion QS Taschereau Facebook
The Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) swept all but three of the 14 seats in the Quebec City region as François Legault’s fledgling party steamrolled to a majority government in the Oct. 1 election. The election also produced a two-seat breakthrough for the left-wing sovereigntist party Québec Solidaire (QS), a first in the capital city.  

Pipelines and Pipe Dreams at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: Mark Lindenberg

A small but genuinely interested group of a dozen or so people gathered in College Hall at the Morrin Centre on Oct. 2, to hear Jacques Poitras speak about his new book, Pipe Dreams: The Fight for Canada’s Energy Future, as part of the centre’s series of ImagiNation off-festival events.

Kevin McCoy’s long road

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Photo: courtesy of Théâtre Humain

Kevin McCoy is setting off on a new journey.

The American-born, Quebec City-based playwright and producer describes himself as “a traveller by nature.” His most recent one-man show, Norge, which debuted in 2015, is an autobiographical exploration of his family’s Norwegian and American past, intersecting with his Québécois present and future.

Anglo community hopeful, but “has concerns” about new CAQ government

The election of a Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) majority government has thrust the English-speaking community in the Quebec City region into uncertainty.

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