July 8 2020 Edition

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.

The story behind Boulevard Langelier

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of Sir François Langelier (1838-1915), who was born in Sainte-Rosalie (now part of Saint-Hyacinthe). He was a lawyer, a professor at the faculty of law at Université Laval from 1863 to 1915 and dean from 1892 to 1915. He was also a politician and the 10th lieutenant governor of Quebec, a journalist and an author.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

July 9, 1870 – The Morning Chronicle

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity welcomes visitors this summer

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Photo: Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

Dear music aficionados and friends of the cathedral,

Normally, we would have started our 11th season of Midi en musique on July 2. However, things being what they have been for the past few months, our weekly noon-hour concert meetings will have to wait until 2021.

Health authorities nix Capitales’ plan for a baseball tournament

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Quebec Capitales’ president, Michel Laplante, officially announced that the plan for a Canadian baseball tournament, co-organized with the Trois-Rivières Aigles, has been vetoed by provincial health authorities.

OBITUARY: Maureen TUPPERT

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Maureen TUPPERT
1943-2020

Mrs. Maureen Tuppert, wife of the late Mr. André Ferland, died at the IUCPQ, on May 2, 2020, at the age of 76. She was the daughter of the late Mrs. Rolande St-Onge and the late Mr. William Tuppert. She lived in Quebec.

The family will be receiving condolences at
Maison Gomin
Services commémoratifs
2026, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest
Québec QC G1V 2K8

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