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Snow geese heading north for the summer

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A flock of snow geese takes flight at Baie de Beauport in mid-May. A welcome sight in Quebec each spring, these birds breed north of the timberline in Greenland, Canada, Alaska, and the northeastern tip of Siberia, and spend winters in warm parts of North America from southwestern British Columbia through parts of the United States to Mexico, according to Wikipedia.

IN MEMORIAM - BILLY DOUCET

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DOUCET, BILLY

Dec. 22, 1946-May 19, 2010

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, we’d walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again.

Love, your wife Verna & Family

Morrin Centre announces winner of poetry contest

On April 10, the Morrin Centre launched its first Society Pages Poetry Contest, which generated an immense amount of interest from community members and beyond. The contest received 47 entries in three weeks. Adults and children alike submitted poems, all of impressive quality. After two difficult rounds of elimination, a winner and three honourable mentions were chosen.

Homemade facemasks for sale

Photo by Shirley Nadeau

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While out for a stroll along Rue Champlain on May 16, I came across young Josephine Gingras. She was selling homemade facemasks made by her grandmother, Mariette Dion, for only $5 each. Josephine’s furry assistant Bizou (the black and tan Guinea pig on the table) kept a sharp eye on the money jar.

Livestreamed arts events enliven festival-less summer

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Photo: Ruby Pratka from QCT archives

This summer will be unlike any other for those who love music, art and theatre. There will be no big festival stage rising over the Plains of Abraham, the bars and music venues of Lower Town will almost certainly stay quiet and the outdoor music festivals that determine the road-trip plans of folk and rock fans around the province are off the calendar.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Let me tell you how much I enjoy looking at the colourful front page of the QCT every week. You and your colleagues have a way to bring other people’s creativity to us! I told you you were our eyes on the city, so I thank you for that. Of course, I read the rest of the paper with the same interest...

Lucie Bouchard
Quebec City

Quebec City streets pedestrian-only on weekends

The Ville de Québec recently announced that, as of May 16 until the end of the summer, on weekends, Rue Saint-Jean and Avenue Cartier will be open to pedestrians only. Both streets will be closed to automobile traffic.

The new pandemic-inspired back-to-school teacher’s outfit

Photo by Danielle Burns

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This Grade 1 teacher of Les Chevaliers (the Knights) class at École Saint-Fidèle in Limoilou chose her “pandemic” back-to-school outfit well. Her two-metre-long, pool-noodle sword was an excellent visual reminder for students to keep their distance.

The rainbow follows the storm

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Artist Christine Genest owns a gallery in Cap-Santé. With lots of time on her hands due to the COVID-19 social distancing regulations, she starts every day with a new drawing, and every day a new theme. The theme often reflects the news, for example, the reopening of the daycare centres, drive-in movie theatres, construction sites or barbecue season.

Quebec’s Jakob Pelletier wins the Frank J. Selke Trophy

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Photo: Vincent Ethier/QMJHL

Quebec City’s Jakob Pelletier, who currently plays for the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, has been named the 2019-2020 winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy, awarded to the league’s most sportsmanlike player.