June 24 2020 Edition

Principal André Gosselin retires from St. Patrick’s High School

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

June 26 is André Gosselin’s last day of school. After a 32-year teaching career, Gosselin is retiring as principal of St. Patrick’s High School.

The Musée de la Civilisation is now open

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Summer is here – heat waves, sun, greenery, flowers and all! Hoping to find cool, peaceful places to gather, people often flock to large air-conditioned spaces such as the Musée de la Civilisation de Québec (MCQ).

Grand Défi Pierre-Lavoie doubles its 1,000,000-km goal

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Nothing – not even a pandemic – was going to stop the 12th annual Grand Défi Pierre-Lavoie (GDPL) from happening. One way or another, physical fitness motivator Pierre Lavoie was going to encourage his fellow Quebecers to get up and move, despite COVID-19.

Quebec Art Company holding auditions for Hair

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"Give me a head with hair!”

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

June 25, 1870 – The Morning Chronicle

Patience and vaccine will be key to snuff out stubborn, pernicious virus

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At the current clip of “deconfinement,” as Quebec government leaders have taken to calling the relaxing of COVID-19 lockdown regulations, one might easily get the impression this pandemic thing is well on its way to becoming yesterday’s news.

1920: A wandering Czechoslovakian army ‘invades’ Quebec City

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Photo: Public Domain

A century ago, on July 1, then known as Dominion Day, a military review was held at Camp Valcartier. At the beginning of the ceremony, Colonel Vuchterle of the Czechoslovakian army reported to Lieutenant-Governor Charles Fitzpatrick that the 475 officers and 9,300 soldiers under his command were ready for inspection.

Quebec City terrasses are open for business

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin

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Certain restaurants and bars, like the Fou-Bar on Rue Saint-Jean, have created terrasses on the sidewalks and streets of Quebec City to allow space for social distancing during the deconfinement period.

 

City ponders shorter tunnel, fewer stations for the proposed underground tramway route

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Photo: Ville de Quebec

The underground section of Quebec City’s tramway line may be dramatically different, shorter and less expensive than earlier plans had envisioned.
In the latest in a series of announcements revealing more definitive plans for the $3.3-billion transit system, city officials laid out the vision of the tramway’s underground trajectory and where stations might be.

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.

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