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Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin

FROM THE ARCHIVES

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

In 1889, German medical researchers determined that something in the pancreas was involved in the onset of diabetes mellitus (commonly referred to as Type 1 diabetes). It was not until the summer of 1921 that Dr. Frederick Banting at the University of Toronto suggested a new line of investigation. By the spring of 1922, the research team of Banting, Charles Best, J.B.

ELAN film series explores history and belonging

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Photo: Screenshot from Waves of Change

To watch the six episodes of Waves of Change, a web series released on YouTube by the English Language Arts Network (ELAN) in collaboration with the Secretariat for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers, back-to-back is to receive a unique overview of the history of Quebec’s English-speaking communities.

Junk piling up? Écocentres are more accessible than ever

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Photo: Ville de Québec website

The Ville de Québec would like to inform residents that new hours are now in effect at the city’s écocentres (recycling centres), making them even more accessible.

Underdog Tigres win second President Cup to close out season

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Photo: Luc Lang

In a season that almost didn’t happen, the underdog Victoriaville Tigres shocked the hockey world by capturing the second President Cup in team history. The Tigres sealed the series win June 5 with a 3-2 victory in Game 6 over the heavily favoured Val d’Or Foreurs in front of 2,000 spectators at the Videotron Centre.

Équipe Québec at .500 mark as reinforcements arrive

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Photo: Équipe Québec

Équipe Québec manager Patrick Scalabrini wished his team could have a .500 winning percentage when his players returned from their respective national team duties. On June 6, he got his wish as Équipe Québec defeated the Washington Wild Things 1-0 in Frontier League action.

Euro 2020 starts this week after year-long coronavirus delay

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Football fans (or soccer fans in North America) will be glued to their screens as the world’s second biggest tournament begins on June 11 – the European championship, known as the Euro, normally held every four years.

Make a wish and let the wind transport it on a dandelion seed

A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Yellow dandelions that painted the fields of green into yellow have now coloured these same fields silver. The dandelion phases are said to represent the sun, moon and stars. The yellow flower represents the sun, the white puffball symbolizes the moon and the dispersed seeds, the stars.

OBITUARY: Joan Schofield GAGNON

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Joan Schofield GAGNON
1922 – 2021

Surrounded by her loving family, Joan Schofield Gagnon, born in Birmingham, England, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 4 at Maison Paul-Triquet at the age of 98.

OBITUARY: Malcolm Ross WARD, CD

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Malcolm Ross WARD, CD

The family of Malcolm Ross Ward, CD, sadly announce his passing at Ste. Anne’s Hospital in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue on May 28, 2021 at the age of 91. Married to Marguerite (Margot) Caron for 60 years before her death in 2015, he was the son of Ronald Ward and Alice Bobbitt of Quebec City.

Community Calendar of Events

Quebec Art Company QACStage Pass performances of vintage radio plays are uploaded to the QAC YouTube channel on the last Sunday of every month and can be viewed free of charge anytime thereafter. On May 30, the theatre ensemble lifted the lid on The Corpse, in “witch” we learn that burning someone at the stake can have grave consequences. For more information, visit quebecartcompany.com.

Tempêtes et Passions present Verdi’s ‘golden triangle’

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

In the mid-1850s, revolutionary Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), broke with the stylistic straitjacket of the day and created three masterpieces, considered to be the “golden triangle” of his best-loved operas: Rigoletto (1851), Il Trovatore (1853) et La Traviata (1853).

Ernest Miller and Annie Fortier Miller

IN MEMORIAM

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Annie Fortier Miller

Passed Away May 25th, 2009

 

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Local companies open a new vaccination site in the Port of Quebec

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The new Ross Gaudreault Cruise Terminal at Pier 30, near the Bunge grain elevators, has become a temporary COVID-19 vaccination site.

Second supermoon in two months delights sky watchers

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin

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Quebecers can’t see forest mismanagement through the trees

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As they get their second dose, doff their masks and burst from their bubbles, Quebecers by the thousands will head off this summer to hike trails, set up at a campsite, open the cottage or slip their watercraft into the lake or stream. Some will even hop aboard a seaplane for a fishing expedition and get a bird’s-eye view of the boundless forests of Quebec.

City’s new tourism campaign aimed at Quebecers

Quebec City is going all out to persuade tourists to visit the city this summer. A $27-million package of measures is aimed at helping the pandemic-battered tourism industry recover from a disastrous year.

Michelle Morin-Doyle among departing city councillors

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Photo: Ville de Québec website

Michelle Morin-Doyle is among four city councillors from Équipe Labeaume who are not planning to run again in November’s municipal election.

Morin-Doyle, a former chair of the Central Québec School Board and president of Voice of English-speaking Québec, has served as Mayor Régis Labeaume’s deputy mayor since she was first elected in 2009.

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Avenue Louis-Jobin

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of Louis Jobin, best known as a sculptor of religious statuary, born in Saint-Raymond de Portneuf in 1845. At the age of 14 or 15, he went to work with his uncle, a woodcarver living in Quebec City, employed in the shipbuilding industry. He apprenticed with François-Xavier Berlinquet in Quebec City, and later with the English sculptor William Bolton in New York.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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June 4, 1821 – The Quebec Gazette
Cleopatra’s Needle
Cleopatra’s Needle may be shortly expected to arrive in London from Alexandria – a present from the Pasha of Egypt to His Majesty George IV. It is, we understand, to be set up in Waterloo Place, opposite Carlton House. The weight of the column is about 200 tons, the diameter at the pedestal 7 feet.

City diversity strategy embraces festivals

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Photo: Juanita Craig from QCT archives

On May 16, declared the International Day of Living Together in Peace by the United Nations, the Ville de Québec announced plans to invest a total of more than $10.5 million over three years into equity, diversity and inclusion programming.

Ottawa cautious about CAQ government’s tunnel plan

The federal government is being cautious about showing open support for the Quebec City-Lévis tunnel project the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government announced two weeks ago.

Polls reveal divisions over language rights

Non-francophones hold widely diverging views from French-speaking Quebecers on Bill 96, which aims to reinforce the Charter of the French Language (Bill 101).

A majority of anglophones and allophones also believe the debate over the proposed legislation will strain relations between the majority and minority communities.

Part 2: An Angry Bird story … Trapped!

A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

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Photo: Lise Lafond

How many family pets have come to an awful end or lost a limb because they became caught in a hunter’s trap? This sad situation happens more often than we think.

Get ready for a partial eclipse of the sun

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Photo: Map courtesy of the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan

Local astronomer and photographer Philippe Moussette, president of the Club d’astronomie VÉGA de Cap-Rouge, advises sky watchers to get ready for an upcoming annular eclipse of the sun that will take place shortly after sunrise on June 10. It will be at its maximum at 5:40 a.m.

Lifelong Learners use their senses to enjoy wine

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Summer is coming, and with it, wine season. Fresh, crisp whites, exciting bubblies and floral rosés are popular on summer wine lists, not forgetting full-bodied and lighter reds. Actually, all types of wine can be consumed at any time of the year, depending on what they are paired with.

Canada takes first step to address plastic pollution

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Photo: Brian Yurasits via Unsplash

Environmental groups applauded Canada’s decision, announced on May 12, to list “plastic manufactured items” on Schedule 1 under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). They now urge the federal government to move quickly to finalize a meaningful ban on non-essential single-use plastics by the end of 2021.

Équipe Québec wins two of four games in Frontier League action

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Photo: Jean Grignon-Francke - Équipe Québec

The Équipe Québec 2021 baseball season finally opened on May 28 with a doubleheader against the Gateway Grizzlies in Sauget, Ill.

The team, consisting of players from the Québec Capitales and the Trois-Rivières Aigles, saw their May 27 opening game postponed due to inclement weather, forcing them to play a doubleheader the next day.

Frontier League: Here’s what fans need to know

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If the coronavirus pandemic had not happened, the Québec Capitales would be playing their 2021 season in the Frontier League, after playing in the Can-Am League since 2005.

With the Canada-U.S. border closed, however, the Capitales merged with the Trois-Rivières Aigles to form Équipe Québec for the 2021 Frontier League season.

Sigouin and Truchon rewarded for their season with the Remparts

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Photo: Luc Lang

Quebec Remparts goaltender Thomas Sigouin and teammate Charle Truchon were honoured by their team for their achievements over the past season.

Sigouin, who played his final junior season, won the Coupe Budweiser as the team’s player of the year.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Inflamed rhetoric around Bill 96 is harmful and counterproductive

It was with some disappointment that I read the QCGN’s press release respecting Bill 96 and its proposed changes to the Charter of the French Language published in the Chronicle-Telegraph on May 19.

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