April 22 2020 Edition

Ça va bien aller rainbows light up Quebec City buildings

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin


The Industrial Alliance building on Grande Allée goes from white to rainbow at night to add colour to people's lives in Quebec City.

Rainbow messages reflect hope for the future

Photos by Shirley Nadeau


Andrà tutto bene. “Everything will be fine!” reads the message in the window of an Italian grocery store on Avenue Cartier. 

Bilingual Muslim community group lends a hand

Photo: Raza Shah

As quarantine and self-isolation drag on for a growing number of Quebecers during the COVID-19 pandemic, a local Muslim group is building bridges between volunteers and people in need across the city.

Stay tuned for news of Beethoven’s 250th birthday celebrations

Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

The 250th birthday of composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven was to have been celebrated this year in his home town of Bonn, Germany, and in Vienna, Austria, where he really made his career. All plans, however, have been put on hold indefinitely until the COVID-19 pandemic is under control.

The story behind Chemin Gomin

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

This street was named in honour of Anet Gomin, a surgeon and herbalist in Quebec during the French regime. The place and date of his birth are unknown.


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain Photo by Charles J. Sharp

April 23, 1870 – The Morning Chronicle
Ballast and the River
(To the Editor of the Morning Chronicle)

Candy stores and ‘dreaded’ homes: Coronavirus contradictions

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One doesn’t want to be a pandemic pooper here, but since when is a candy store an essential service? I like a jaw-breaker, licorice twister or jellybean as much as the next guy (not really), but I honestly think I could get by without a bonbon buzz until the virus darkness lifts.

Looking back at the Gavazzi riot in Chalmers Church

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Photo: Chalmers-Wesley United Church archives

With so many activities cancelled and facilities closed at present due to the coronavirus, it seems a good opportunity to turn toward the past for something to write about.

Let’s take time to reconnect with nature

Photo: Lise Lafond

With time on my hands and subjects all around, I decided to take out my camera gear and tour the land around the house.

The Wolfe Monument is going “topless”

Photo by Shirley Nadeau


The Wolfe Monument in front of the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec is temporarily “topless” while the helmet and sword that normally cap the top of the famous column undergo restoration work by the National Battlefields Commission.

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