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Historic Old Port converted into a huge open-air restaurant

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Photo: RDV Vieux-Port

As of June 18, certain streets in Quebec City’s Old Port area will be converted into a spectacular open-air restaurant for the Grande Tablée du Vieux-Port de Québec.

QCT Mystery Photo Contest: Who, what, where and when … ?

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

These large exotic statues, made of a synthetic resin and set on cement bases, can be found in four different locations in Quebec City.

Do you know where they are located (street address, if applicable), when they were installed, the names of the works of art, and who the artist is? Hint: There are small plaques on the sides of the four statues.

Capitales and Aigles won’t play in the Frontier League in 2020

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Quebec Capitales and the Trois-Rivières Aigles will have to wait until 2021 to play in the Frontier Baseball League.

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced last week that the Canada-U.S. border would remain closed until at least July 21, that was the last nail in the coffin for the 2020 season for both of the Quebec provincial baseball teams.

Harvey and Prémont inducted into the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame

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Photo: Canadian Olympic Committee

The Quebec Sports Hall of Fame recently announced that five athletes and two people in the “builders” category will be inducted for the year 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 30th gala ceremony will not be held until the fall of 2021.

Cross-country skier Alex Harvey and mountain biker Marie-Hélène Prémont were two of the five local athletes selected.

Freestyle skier Lewis Irving is training for the coming season

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Photo: Canadian Olympic Committee

Charlesbourg’s Lewis Irving is back training at the Centre AcrobatX, at Lac-Beauport, for the upcoming FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup season. Irving will be training during the hot summer months in preparation for the coming Olympic Winter Games qualifications. The Centre AcrobatX is also the national training site of Team Canada.

CQSB schools work toward full reopening

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

Students, parents and school officials are preparing for an almost-normal school year after the Quebec government announced that all schools, CEGEPs, vocational training centres and universities would reopen in September.

Charlotte (née Boutet) JOLICOEUR

Charlotte (née Boutet) JOLICOEUR

Morrin Centre library services are back

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Photo: The Morrin Centre

The Morrin Centre is excited to announce that the library is now lending books again!

Due to COVID-19, however, the Morrin Centre is reopening gradually in accordance with Government of Quebec health guidelines, and has begun by offering limited library services. The library remains closed to members at this time, but book orders are now being accepted.

Here are the current lending rules:

OBITUARY: Violet KIRKWOOD (née Sharp)

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Violet KIRKWOOD (née Sharp)
May 11, 1923 - June 15, 2020

On Monday, June 15, 2020, Violet “Vi” Kirkwood (née Sharp), our beautiful mother, grand- and great-grandmother, left us peacefully in her sleep. She was 97 years of age.

Buzz is growing around gardening

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

At the offices of Les Urbainculteurs, an urban gardening nonprofit headquartered at the Grand Marché, the phones have been ringing off the hook for weeks. After toilet paper and flour and yeast, seeds and gardening supplies have become the new must-haves for riding out the pandemic.

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