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A special International Archives Day for Canada

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

June 9 is International Archives Day.

The Marquis de Lévis visits from France

FROM THE ARCHIVES

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Over a three-day period in June 1895, the Quebec Morning Chronicle reported on the gala visit to Quebec City of Gaston Gustave Marquis de Lévis-Mirepoix (1844-1924) of France.

Oh, what a goose I am . . .

Photo by Cassandra Kerwin

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This snow goose was recently spotted paddling on Lac Saint-Joseph. He (or she…) stayed around for a week or two before continuing its summer migration to breeding grounds in northern Canada. Snow geese have a l5- to 25-year life span.

Rainbow bike at Limoilou Neighbourhood Day

Photo by Danielle Burns

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A colourful parade wound its way through Limoilou’s alleys to celebrate the Fête des Voisins (Neighbours’ Party) on June 7.

Presenting the St. Patrick’s High School Class of 2020

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Photo courtesy of St. Patrick’s High School  

 

A message to the Dollard-des-Ormeaux Class of 2020

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Photo: Dollard-des-Ormeaux School

Dear Graduates,

In school, you learn from the lessons your fabulous teachers present. To see if you have understood the concepts, you write a test. In life, daily situations do both: they are tests that teach you a lesson. What has this year taught you?

Is life full of surprises? Yes.

Is life about resilience? Yes.

Is life learning to live in a changing world? Yes.

QCT journalists widely recognized with QCNA Awards

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Photo: The late Terence Kerwin

It is with great pleasure that we announce several of our journalists and photographers were named winners in various categories of the Quebec Community Newspapers Association (QCNA)’s 2019 Better Newspaper Awards. The gala awards ceremony, typically held in early June at a hotel venue in the Laurentians each year, had to be cancelled this year due to the pandemic.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

June 10, 1895 – The Quebec Morning Chronicle

So you want to be an orderly at a long-term care facility?

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I like old folks. Being an aspiring candidate for the status myself, I have a heightened appreciation of the challenges of growing old. One of the most wrenching of those challenges is the prospect of ending up in what we used to quaintly call “old folks’ homes.”

Remparts make Evan Nause their first-round selection

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Photo: Hockey Canada

The Quebec Remparts selected defenceman Evan Nause, from the Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League, in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s annual draft, held online this year, on June 5. He was the fifth overall selection.

St. Pat’s and SLC Lions’ student-athletes honoured

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Photo: Luc Lang

St. Patrick’s High School recently honoured its Fighting Irish student-athletes for the 2019-2020 school year. Because the season ended so abruptly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual awards were presented online.

Peaceful rally against racial discrimination and police brutality held in Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

To support the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States, Quebecers held a peaceful rally against police brutality and racial discrimination on June 7. Hundreds of people gathered in front of the National Assembly to encourage change for a better future.

RDN to offer renewed focus on regional development

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The Regional Development Network (RDN) held its founding general meeting on May 28, 2020. The nine founding members held a telemeeting to formalize the establishment of the organization, elect a board of directors and executive, and take the first steps towards enhancing the vitality and supporting the development of regional English-speaking communities across Quebec.

We’re all in this together

It took a race riot to knock COVID-19 from the headlines.

This is not an indictment of the Trump regime south of the border or a demand for the Canadian government to speak out against the violence. It is a reminder that throwing stones is a pastime best left to those who do not live in glass houses.

EQLC steps up to train orderlies

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

Normally, Susie Faguy and the staff of the Eastern Québec Learning Centre (EQLC) would be looking toward summer vacation right now. But this year is not a normal year. On June 15, the EQLC and 51 other vocational training centres around Quebec will reopen their doors to train aspiring nursing-home orderlies as part of a new provincial program.

OBITUARY: Madeleine (Boulet) HOBBS

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Madeleine Boulet, wife of the late Mr. Edward Hobbs and daughter of the late Armand Boulet and the late Jeanne Breton, passed away on March 8, 2020, at the age of 97, at Saint Brigid’s Home in Quebec City.

A commemorative mass will take place at a later date.

OBITUARY: Sheila Ann (born Kennedy) LEGER

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

This is a follow-up to my letter published in the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph on May 13 wherein I invited your readers to join me in my fight to have a racist slur removed from an exhibition at the Musée de la Civilisation de Québec.

Water bomber takes practice runs over Lac Saint-Joseph

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin

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Enjoying the good life after three months of COVID confinement

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin

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People lined up for some delicious ice cream on Avenue Maguire.

 

Campgrounds are opening … with new rules and regulations

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Photo: Lise Lafond

With all the travel restrictions and closed borders, going camping may be one of the few solutions left for us to gather and take a family vacation.

Julia Caron is the new voice of Quebec AM

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

It was 2009, and Julia Caron had just finished a long afternoon teaching English in Cap-Rouge. The excruciatingly slow bus ride through downtown traffic ended a few stops early, because the 2010 Olympic torch relay was scheduled to come through Place d’Youville. Caron heard protesters chanting and, intrigued, stepped a bit closer.

Opening for business, at last!

Photo by Danielle Burns

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Goose-stepping yogis

Photo by Lise Lafond

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Meet former QCT paperboy Patrick Guay

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Patrick Guay was filming a tourism video with Québec City Business Destination (with whom he works) in Joan of Arc Garden, when this journalist overheard English being spoken. My curiosity won and I introduced myself as a QCT journalist, hoping to discover what they were filming.

Asterisk* be damned! Bring on the NHL play-ins!

Turning now to sports news. The National Hockey League (NHL) has announced its “return to play” plan. In an extraordinary move dictated by extraordinary times, the league has decided to include the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Introducing Kerry-Ann King, the masked facemask maker

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Photo: Sheila Shakibaian

Premier Legault suggests that people wear a facemask, although it isn’t yet mandatory. It is strongly recommended to wear one when using public transportation, picking up groceries, and in any situation where physical distancing (six feet/two metres) is not possible.

Marking 150th anniversary of Red River Expedition: Part 2

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Reaching Thunder Bay at the end of May 1870, the expedition prepared for travel through the Rainy River region, down the Winnipeg River, to the Red River Settlement.

April showers bring May … or June flowers

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MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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June 3, 1870 – The Morning Chronicle

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