October 14 2015 Edition

News Digest October 14 2015




Issue October 14, 2015


Viceregal book launch at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: Sarah Barclay

The Governor General quietly enters College Hall and takes a seat in the front row. Tonight, the fanfare is reserved for his wife: Her Excellency Sharon Johnston is celebrating the launch of her first novel, Matrons and Madams, a complex look at the women behind the returning soldiers after World War I. 

Amélie Godin: Winter Carnival Duchess of Sainte-Foy

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Last Monday, October 5, Amélie Godin was one of two semi-finalists, candidates in the Duchy of Sainte-Foy–Sillery–Cap Rouge, hoping to become one of the seven duchesses of the 2016 Quebec City Winter Carnival, and maybe even be crowned as queen in January!  

General Election 2015: Why I don’t like the Conservatives

Opinion Piece

This is the last of four articles to appear in the QC-T in the run-up to the General Election on October 19. The titles for the first three were: “Why I Like the NDP/Liberals,” “Why I Don’t Like the NDP/Liberals,”  and “Why I Like the Conservatives.”

English churches prepare to assist refugees

Several dozen representatives of Quebec City’s English-speaking faith communities met on October 6 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity to decide how the community could best help arriving Syrian refugees. Mayor Régis Labeaume had previously announced plans to bring up to 800 refugees to the city over the next two years. 

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue James-Gibb

Street Views:

Meet Ken Selis, master hairdresser

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

What is the first thing an Anglophone looks for after moving to Quebec City? A doctor or a dentist? Probably, but for many people, especially women, they want a good hairdresser, preferably one with whom they can communicate in English.  

VEQ’s Meet and Greet a tasty treat for newcomers

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On October 8, Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ) welcomed newcomers to Quebec City to meet and greet each other and enjoy a “Taste of Quebec” at Jeffery Hale’s Coin Soleil. Some 40 people showed up and enjoyed delicious Quebec cheeses, tourtière and homemade pudding chômeur.  

The Maison de la Littérature takes flight

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

After years of planning, restoration and renovation, the Maison de la Littérature in Old Quebec was officially opened on October 8. Located in the former Wesleyan Methodist Church at the corner of Rue Saint-Stanislas and Rue Dauphine, the once dark and dingy building is now a luminous temple of literature. 

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