June 17 2020 Edition

City unveils tramway plans for Limoilou-Charlesbourg

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Photo: Ville de Québe

Residents of the Limoilou and Charlesbourg districts got a clearer picture last week of the major and multiple changes the city’s tramway project will bring.

Mayor Régis Labeaume and other city officials unveiled the final plans for the tramway route along 1re Avenue from 4e Rue in Vieux-Limoilou to the Charlesbourg terminus hub at the intersection of 76e Rue and Boul. Henri-Bourassa.

It’s Groundhog Day … again!

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Some people may be feeling like every day is Groundhog Day during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially if kids are still out of school and parents out of work. With no dinners with friends, barbecues or birthday parties, is there anything in life these days to help us tell the difference between a Wednesday and a Saturday?

Touring Québécois ‘staycation’ destinations

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Let’s just face facts: This will be a summer like no other. To use an expression more familiar to misbehaving teenagers, this province has been grounded. No big parties, no big music festivals, no big outdoor or indoor sports events, no big public gatherings of any kind.

City invites residents to hold festive street parties

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Photo: Peter Black

In a summer deprived of the usual giant parties such as the Festival d’Été de Québec, thanks to the coronavirus fear, the city is inviting citizens to make their own parties in neighbourhoods and parks.

A rainbow shines through the raindrops

Photo by Lise Lafond

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Just a few drops of rain on a cloudy day, but the sun managed to shine through the clouds to paint this colourful rainbow over Lake Témiscouata.

Local filmmakers bring Rohingya journey to life

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Photo: Mö Films.

For much of their lives, filmmakers Mélanie Carrier and Olivier Higgins have been on the road, whether biking across Central Asia (Asiemut, 2007), paddling from Lac Saint-Jean to Quebec City (Rencontre, 2011), discovering a Rohingya refugee camp (Wandering: a Rohingya Story, 2020) or documenting the first day of school in Haiti (Ce que le monde porte en soi, expected in 2022).

Travelling the Trans-Canada Highway this summer

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Have you ever wondered about the history of the roads you travel? While touring Quebec this summer, you may find yourself on the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH), on the way to your destination. Here are some facts about the TCH, parts of which are still under construction in certain areas of Quebec.

Preserving Quebec’s heritage and securing its future

The Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN), a province-wide network of organizations and individuals that works to promote the preservation of the heritage of the province’s English-speaking communities, welcomes the conclusions and recommendations of Quebec’s Auditor General Guylaine Leclerc with regard to heritage policy in her latest report.

A special International Archives Day for Canada

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

June 9 is International Archives Day.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Common - Public Domain

June 17, 1870 – The Morning Chronicle
Opinions of the People
(To the Editor of the Morning Chronicle)

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