November 11 2015 Edition

News Digest November 11 2015




Issue November 11, 2015


Their courage, service and sacrifice must never be forgotten

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

Across the country, Canadians gathered at war memorials on November 11 in commemoration of the many thousands of soldiers who died while serving their country during the Boer War, the First and Second World Wars, Korea, and Afghanistan. Veterans of the more recent conflicts were also honoured for their courage and service. 

20th Community Christmas Hamper Campaign brings important changes

Photo: Daniel Potter

Saint Brigid’s Guild Sale – “an adrenalin rush”

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

In the early hours of November 7, long lines of people, many holdings cups of hot coffee, tea or chocolate, waited for the basement doors of Église Saint-Charles-Garnier to open for the twice-yearly Saint Brigid’s Guild Sale. 

The legacy of the Bergen-Belsen babies

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Photo: provided by Isaac Applebaum

Bergen-Belsen concentration camp became well-known as a result of Anne Frank’s famous diary. Both Anne and her sister Margot died at Bergen-Belsen in February or March 1945. Only weeks later, on the afternoon of April 15, 1945, the camp was liberated by British and Canadian troops. 

MCDC celebrates its 15th anniversary

Photo: MCDC

The Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation (MCDC) recently celebrated its 15th anniversary with a special dinner and dance evening at the Thetford Mines Golf and Curling Club.  

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue Learmonth

“Lest we forget”

Photo: Google Earth

Rue Learmonth, a short street in the Montcalm district, is named in honour of Okill Massey Learmonth, VC, MC. Born in Quebec City on February 20, 1894, he is considered Quebec City’s greatest hero of the First World War. 

Chantons Noel! at the Parade des jouets

Photo: Parade des jouets

The remains of 204 people laid to rest in Mount Hermon Cemetery

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
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