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March 19, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

Typhus Fever

Quebec, UL get more than fair share of federal health research funds

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Photo: Peter Black

The federal government provides more funding for health research to Quebec than is indicated by its share of the Canadian population. That fact was brought to light at a media event at Université Laval on March 12 to promote the $275 million federal contributions last year to 370 projects across Canada in health research. Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor was on hand for the occasion.

Lightbound strikes back

The event at Université Laval to highlight federal funding of health research was officially ceremonial and above politics. Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor kept her remarks strictly formal and focused on the importance of research.

Repair Café helps do-it-yourselfers fix household items

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Photo: Lorie Pierce

With the recent launch of the first Repair Café, another opportunity has opened up to fight planned obsolescence and aim for a Zero Waste lifestyle in this city.

Parishioners celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with mass and banquet

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Photo: Photo by Cassandra Kerwin

As spring approaches, Irish people across the globe don their green and get out fiddles, guitars and beer for an evening of music, dance and folklore. And on March 17, the local community held its traditional annual banquet for St. Patrick’s Day in McMahon Hall at St. Patrick’s Church.

It’s so much fun to run! … said the dogs

Photo: Lise Lafond

Mother Nature gave the organizers of the seventh annual International Dogsled Races held at Village Vacances Valcartier quite a scare. With all the rain and snow that fell during the week, many were worried that the track would be ruined, but with the right equipment and experience with our Quebec weather, the Valcartier employees knew what to do, and they did it well.

Time to enjoy the great outdoors

Photo: Lise Lafond

People with a passion for boating, camping, fishing and hunting met at the Salon Plein Air, Chasse, Pêche et Camping and the Salon du Bateau de Québec, held at the Centre de Foires from March 14 to 17. In all, 225 exhibitors shared their love of the outdoors and their interesting stories with the public.

Are you looking for a new home for old school treasures?

Photo: Helen Meredith

It all started with a school crest. In a “Marie Kondo moment” I was trying to experience the joy she describes by tidying up…. But what makes me most joyful is to find a home for things, not just throw them out.

Presenting the 16th CQSB Performing Arts Festival

At the Central Québec School Board (CQSB), we believe the arts are fundamental for developing our identities, fostering empathy, and sparking creativity. We treat culture not simply as entertainment but as an important tool for educating healthy students and healthy citizens. That said, our students produce some of the most creative and entertaining works around!

Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 20 at 12:10 p.m. – Facebook Live with Quebec City Reading Council to discuss job search strategies. Just go to QCRC’s Facebook page to join in on the conversation. This is an interactive session so bring your questions and let’s connect!