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WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Summer is here but it is not the same as any other. With COVID-19 still in the air, one way to stay safe and away from the crowds, while easily social-distancing, is to connect with nature by hiking, camping, kayaking or just by exploring the forests, lakes and fields of our beautiful province.

Rouge et Or to host three U Sports national championships

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Photo: Archives photo by Louis Charland - U Laval

The Rouge et Or of Université Laval will have three busy autumns starting in 2021. U Sports confirmed that the university will host the U Sports national cross-country championship in 2021, the women’s national soccer championship in 2022, and the women’s rugby national title in 2023.

CCAA golf event cancelled; Chouinard comes back with Blizzard

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Photo: SSF Blizzard

The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) has announced it will follow the lead of U Sports and has cancelled all its fall national championships.

The CCAA made the news public on June 12, and it means there will be no national championship for men’s and women’s soccer, cross-country running, or golf.

Ça va bien aller!

Photo by Lise Lafond

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This original version of the now common pandemic message, Ça va bien aller, decorates the front porch of artist Sofy Bossé in Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac (Cabano). More of her works can be seen on her Facebook page: Créations Sofy Bossé. 

Did you have a child in the VEQ Nursery School in the late 1980s?

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Photo: Helen Meredith

Helen Meredith is trying to track down the woman who made this lovely cross-stitched WELCOME mat. Do you know her?

SNACS Book Fair provides summer reading

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Books, books and more books were available at the SNACS Summer Book Fair. After almost four months of pandemic confinement, Special Needs Activities And Community Services (SNACS) held their annual book fair at Quebec High School (QHS) from June 29 to July 3.

Protesters at National Assembly say, ‘No way, tramway!’

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A large but peaceful group of people gathered in front of the National Assembly on July 5 to express their displeasure with Mayor Régis Labeaume’s plan to have a tramway system built in Quebec City.

They also serve who only stand and wait . . . *

If you’ve ever seen photos of the Chilkoot Pass during the Klondike gold rush of 1896-1899, you’ll likely never forget them. A seemingly endless line of shabbily dressed men (and probably a few women), huge packs on their backs, is seen trudging step by agonizing step through deep snow up a steep trail.

Religious communities proceed with caution

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

Parishioners at St. Patrick’s Church in Quebec City had to take an unusual step before showing up at last Sunday’s mass – reserving spaces online via Eventbrite.

Pre-registration is just one of a number of steps that local religious congregations are taking to reduce the risk of reopening since the province allowed indoor gatherings of fewer than 50 people in late June.

City purchases a small piece of former Sainte-Foy DND land

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

The federal government has sold a small strip of former Department of National Defence (DND) land in Sainte-Foy to the City of Quebec for an unspecified sum. The acquisition of the strip of land on Boulevard Hochelaga, between Avenue Wolfe and Rue de la Vendée, allows the city to proceed with a project to widen the street, scheduled to begin soon.

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