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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. The Vengeful Corpse is slated for May 30. For more information, visit

Opera de Québec presents 'The Barber of Seville' in concert

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Photo: Louise Leblanc, courtesy of the Opéra de Québec

To celebrate the arrival of spring with lightness and humour, the Opéra de Québec presents Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville in a concert version that will delight lovers of lyrical art.

A ‘pink’ supermoon appears over Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On the evening of April 26, people looking toward the southeastern sky saw the rising “pink moon,” the first of two supermoons of 2021. This moon appears no different from the average full moon to many observers, and is more orange (when near the horizon) or white (as it rises higher in the sky) than pink.

Mothers (and Ken Dryden) nurtured Canada’s advances in child care

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It’s not just because of a possible playoff matchup between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens that Ken Dryden’s name is in the news.

Tramway on a roll: Call for tenders made, alternate routes proposed

Photo: Ville de Québec

Quebec City’s tramway project picked up serious momentum last week with the call for tenders to build and maintain the system, and the announcement of possible routes and stations for the tram lines.

Following official approval by the Quebec government on April 7, the city can now invite bids on the project contained in a 3,000-page proposal prepared by the tramway project office.

The story behind Rue Luc-Pelletier


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Luc Pelletier (1859-1944) was born in Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies (Lower Saint Lawrence) and was an entrepreneur who played a key role in the development of the Notre-Dame-des-Laurentides municipality, today a part of the Charlesbourg borough of Quebec City.


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

May 5, 1821 – The Quebec Gazette
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Get prepared during Public Safety Awareness Week

May 2-8 is Public Safety Awareness Week in Quebec. Throughout the week, posts will be published on the social media accounts of the Ministry of Public Security to remind the public, especially young families, of the importance of being prepared for emergencies, particularly for prolonged power outages.

V for Vaccination: Give it your best shot!

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Photo: Ann Paré

As of this writing, nearly 3.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered around the province, to more than 3 million Quebecers. Are you one of them? As of May 5, anyone 40 or older can now schedule their own vaccination online at and on May 7, people aged 35-39 will be eligible.

Ste-Foy Elementary students reach OSEntreprendre finals

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Photo: Mélissa Breton

Karen Cormier, a teacher at Ste-Foy Elementary School (SFE) contacted the QCT in mid-April to share some good news about the Cycle 1 students’ “Endless Friendship” project.

Ageism: an age-old form of discrimination

Photo: Danielle Burns

The Jeffery Hale Wellness Centre, in conjunction with the Observatory on Aging and Society (OAS) based in Montreal, conducted a one-hour videoconference to promote ageism awareness on April 29. The event marked the launch of the Wellness Centre's new Well 50+ programming series.

City, COC say only Vancouver under consideration for 2030 Winter Olympics

The City of Quebec informs residents that the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) has communicated at least three times, including twice by letter, with [Québec 2030 spokesperson] Mark Charest to inform him of their intention to consider only the city of Vancouver for a future Canadian candidacy for the hosting of the 2030 Olympic Winter Games.

Sigouin saves! Sigouin scores! Remparts win series 3-0

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Photo: Sylvain Bergeron/QMJHL

Quebec Remparts goaltender Thomas Sigouin scored a goal into the Drummondville Voltigeurs’ empty net on April 30 to lead the Remparts to a 5-2 win and a 3-0 series sweep of the Drummondville Voltigeurs in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) playoffs.

It’s official: Capitales, Aigles merge to become Équipe Québec

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Photo: Équipe Québec

It was probably the worst-kept secret in the world of baseball. The Québec Capitales and the Trois-Rivières Aigles have merged for the 2021 season to form Équipe Québec, which will play in the Frontier League.

The announcement was made official on April 24, in a press release from the team.

European football’s Super League project: Super greed!

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European football fans (“soccer” in North America) were stunned to hear the announcement of the creation of a Super League by 12 of the wealthiest clubs in Europe on April 18.

Road to Tokyo 2020: Meet your regional athletes

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Photo: Canadian Olympic Committee

The 2020 Summer Olympics are scheduled to begin in Tokyo, Japan, on July 23 and run to Aug. 8. Postponed in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Games of the XXXII Olympiad will go on as scheduled in 2021, with or without fans.

Be prepared: Alien invasion versus climate change


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We have already been hit with our first thunderstorm of the season and chased wind-tossed recycling bins down the road.

Storms happen. We have power failures. There are fires, explosions and other human-caused disasters in addition to whatever Mother Nature can throw our way.

City offers free trees to residents

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Photo: Cooperative Extension Service

It’s become a tradition in the city: the annual tree giveaway. Some 2,000 baby trees will find homes on May 8 when the Ville de Québec invites residents in six districts to claim a sapling – first come, first served, one per customer.

The species on offer are red maple, serviceberry, Skyline honeylocust, Donald Wyman Preston lilac and Prairie Fire decorative crabapple.

Louise Dundon BORYS

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Louise Dundon BORYS

With grace and surrounded by the love of family, Louise Dundon Borys, resident of Morin-Heights, formerly of Quebec City, passed away on Friday, April 16 at Maison Pallia-Vie at the age of 73.

Community Calendar of Events

• The 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. The Vengeful Corpse is slated for May 30. For more information, visit

Yellow is the colour of spring


Photo: Lise Lafond

Spring is here! The last rainfall has washed away the winter grey and replaced it with Mother Nature’s abundant palette of greens. Walking in the forest, we realize how the scenery has transformed in just a few days. The buds have started to open on the trees, and in a few days they will be showing off their new leaves. The forest ground is now green, with a mixture of grass and ferns.



Quebec celebrates Earth Day under a blanket of snow

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

To celebrate Earth Day, Mother Nature prepared a weather system worthy of a glorious winter day. After several weeks of relatively warm temperatures, residents of Quebec City ended April 21 in the midst of a windy snowfall and woke up the next day to a fluffy white blanket of snow.

Quebec City finally closes the deal to buy Maison Pollack

Photo: Peter Black

Mayor Régis Labeaume is planning a visit soon to the city’s newest acquisition, the crumbling mansion on Grande Allée known as Maison Pollack.

Private schools are ‘above the law’ when it comes to Bill 21

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Quebec Justice Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette is 34 years old, born in 1987, five years after the signing of the Canadian Constitution with its Charter of Rights and Freedoms, containing the famous Section 23, known as the Canada Clause.

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue Louis-Alexandre-Taschereau


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street was named in honour of Louis-Alexandre Taschereau (1867-1952), who served as the 14th premier of Quebec from 1920 to 1936. Born in Quebec City, he was the son of Jean-Thomas Taschereau, a lawyer who became a judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, and Marie-Louise-Joséphine Caron.


Researched and compiled by Lorie Pierce, [email protected]

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

April 27, 1821 – The Quebec Gazette
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V for Vaccination: Give it your best shot!

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Photo: Ray and Lynda Lemelin

As of this writing, 2.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered a

Bill 21: Use of notwithstanding clause would run roughshod over rights of English-speaking Quebecers

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Photo: QCGN

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is alarmed that Premier François Legault has foreshadowed that the Quebec government may invoke the notwithstanding clause to limit the linguistic rights of English-speaking Quebecers.

Health Canada to review Medicago Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trials

As Canada’s COVID-19 immunization campaign accelerates, one of the country’s few homegrown vaccine candidates is moving ever closer to approval.

Quebec City-based Medicago announced last week that Health Canada has “received for review the first portion of Medicago's plant-derived COVID-19 vaccine candidate rolling submission.”

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