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Défilé de la Saint-Patrick de Québec 2020 cancelled

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Irish eyes weren’t smiling in Quebec City when it was announced that edition 2020 of the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick was cancelled due to COVID-19. The Quebec City St. Patrick’s parade isn’t alone in being cancelled, however. In Montreal and a number of cities in the United States, and even in Ireland, parades won’t be held this year.

A look back at Shannon Irish Shows

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

There was no Shannon Irish Show this year, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, so we thought we’d treat you to a few favourite photos from past years.

Bon courage, Shannon, the Irish Show will “rise again!”

 

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FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup cancelled

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

After the terrible weather on Friday the 13th of March, Quebecers had a wonderful spring-like weekend. Despite strong government advisories to the public to “self-isolate,” many locals went out and enjoyed the gorgeous weather on the nearly empty Plains of Abraham.

Magnificent last concert at the Grand Théâtre

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

On March 11, a full house was privileged – and fortunate – to attend what was likely the last concert to be held at the Grand Théâtre for the next 30 days, possibly longer, depending on the duration of the COVID-19 closures.

The story behind Rue du Général-Tremblay

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikipedia Commons - Public Domain

Rue du Général-Tremblay is named in honour of Thomas-Louis Tremblay (1886-1951), who was born in Chicoutimi. He studied at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikipedia Commons - Public Domain

March 18, 1820 – The Quebec Gazette
Death of King George III
London – After the death of his late Majesty, who passed away on January 29th, had been formally announced, the following instrument was prepared and signed and read to the Prince Regent: –

Avoiding a plague: Canadians embrace bold response to virus scare

COMMENTARY

By the time you read this … well, who knows?

Quebec budget strengthens English-speaking communities

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Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) is very pleased with the allocation of $18.8 million in additional funds tabled for the English-speaking community in [the March 11] budget by the Government of Quebec.

South Shore English Network seeking new members

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Photo: Journal de Lévis

Laurence Allard, project co-ordinator of the South Shore English Network (SSEN), and Brian Gignac, executive director of the Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation (MCDC) located in Thetford Mines, welcomed the QCT to their office in the Saint-Romuald district of Lévis.

No time for paranoia

OPINION

Some of the precautions people are taking regarding COVID-19 make one wonder if there is a second pandemic going on, one that triggers weirdness.

COVID-19 closures

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Photo: Danielle Burns

From daycare centres to universities, Quebec’s educational institutions, like Cégep Limoilou pictured here, have been closed due to COVID-19 as Canada makes efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Many people are working from home when possible and practising social-distancing. The situation has been changing rapidly in the past few days.

Songs to See By looks at Canadian art in a new light

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Photo: Aurian Haller

The Aurian Haller Band wants you never to look at Canadian art the same way again.

The 12 tracks on the Quebec City quartet’s latest album, Songs to See By, due out in late spring, were all inspired by famous works by Canadian artists.

Avenue Cartier overhaul will pose traffic challenge

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Photo: Peter Black

Motorists, commuters, pedestrians and merchants will face some challenges for several months beginning in May with major construction work on Ave. Cartier between Boul. René-Lévesque and Chemin Sainte-Foy.

Friday the 13th storm hits Quebec City

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin

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An Agropur truck did a 180-degree turn and fell on its side next to the 342-kilometre marker on Autoroute Félix-Leclerc, near exit 322, Boulevard des Chutes.

Outdoors show cut short by public events closure

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Photo: Lise Lafond

More than 260 exhibitors were present at the Salon Plein Air, Pêche et Camping de Québec, a show for outdoors enthusiasts, on March 12 at the Centre de Foire ExpoCité.

Meet Adrian Lovera, the new pastor of Quebec Baptist Church

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Pastor Adrian Lovera welcomes visitors into his office at Quebec Baptist Church (QBC) with a big smile. It’s a cosy, tidy basement room with large windows, several chairs, and floor-to-ceiling shelves lined with books in several languages, many of them left by the office’s previous occupants.

Le Frigo à Perrault high school project builds community, one wilted vegetable at a time

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

You don’t expect to see a refrigerator in a school-yard, but when the students of École secondaire Joseph-François-Perrault had the opportunity to suggest renovations to their schoolyard last year, a fridge was at the top of the list.

La Galerie: more fondue than Happy Meal

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Photo: Danielle Burns

The opening show by the homegrown Quebec-based acrobatic company Machine de Cirque took place in Quebec City on March 3 at the dazzling Diamant theatre.

Wait until you see Wait Until Dark!

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Photo: Quebec Art Company

Rehearsals are well underway for the latest Quebec Art Company production, the edge-of-your-seat thriller Wait Until Dark. Written by British mystery-master Frederick Knott, the play is the story of a young blind woman matching wits against a trio of thugs plotting to get their hands on a doll stuffed with heroin hidden in her apartment.

Community Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 government restrictions on places where people can gather, which are changing almost daily, many events have been CANCELLED or POSTPONED until further notice, or switched to online formats. For more information, please check with the organization involved.

Jellyfish hanging around the Grand Théâtre

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Règne artificiel IV (Artificial Reign IV) by Montreal artist Rosalie D. Gagné is a strange yet intriguing work of art recently installed in the lobby of the Grand Théâtre.

Jeffery Hale Community Services reminds parents to have their children vaccinated

When you have your child vaccinated, you help to protect the child and others from some serious diseases. Vaccination activates your baby’s immune system to make antibodies.

Aurore Gagnon – l’enfant martyre

FROM THE ARCHIVES

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Photo: QCT archives

This second installment of archival coverage of the death of Aurore Gagnon, 100 years ago, focuses on the trial of her father.

Madeleine (Boulet) HOBBS

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Madeleine (Boulet) HOBBS
1922 – 2020

Madeleine Boulet, wife of the late Mr. Edward Hobbs and daughter of the late Armand Boulet and the late Jeanne Breton passed away on March 8, 2020, at the age of 97, at Saint Brigid’s Home in Quebec City.

Rouge et Or volleyball players honoured by U Sports

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Photo: Yan Doublet

Despite the fact the U Sports national volleyball championships have been cancelled because of COVID-19, the national university sports organization had time on March 11 to reward its best volleyball players, the women in Calgary and the men in Winnipeg.

Maud Chapleau, a fourth-year Université Laval student from Quebec City, has a place on the U Sports first team All-Canadian for 2019-20.

RSEQ cancels all school, collegiate and university championships

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In light of all the bans in Canada and the province of Quebec regarding COVID-19, the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) has officially cancelled all its championships due for the month of April. This decision involves all the high school leagues, the collegiate levels, and the university circuit.

Sports briefs: Irving concludes season with bronze; hockey news

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Photo: Sportcom

Quebec City freestyle skier Lewis Irving ended the 2020 season on the World Cup circuit by taking bronze at the aerials competition in Krasnoyarsk, Russia on March 8. With this medal, Irving finishes in fifth place for the World Cup.

Pointe-aux-Lièvres to get new bridge and pavilion

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Photo: Ville de Québec

Construction of a new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists over the St. Charles River is expected to begin this spring, part of a boom of projects for the Pointe-aux-Lièvres sector of Limoilou.

Quebec Women’s Club 2020 Bursary applications now available

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This year, the Quebec City Women’s Club will be offering one woman a $2,000 bursary to support the continuation of her studies at a university.

Eligible applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or legal refugees, from the Quebec City region and be must comfortable in English.

DÉFILÉ de la SAINT-PATRICK CANCELLED

The Ville de Québec just sent out this statement regarding the cancellation of the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick and other activities that were planned from March 19 to 21, due to the prventative measures announced by the government of Québec to limit the spread of the COVID-19 corona virus.     

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