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QMJHL teams to play 60 games in three divisions in 2020-2021

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Photo: Quebec Remparts

According to several reports, the Quebec Remparts and the other 17 teams of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) will play a reduced schedule in 2020-2021.

Guillaume Lefrançois of La Presse reports that each team will play 60 games, down from the regular 68 that each club normally plays.

MNBAQ’s Gérard Morisset Pavilion to get a $2.5M facelift

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Photo: MNBAQ

The emblematic Gérard Morisset Pavilion of the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ) will be getting a revamp starting in the spring of 2021. Under the Quebec Infrastructure Plan, the Ministry of Culture and Communications (MCC) will contribute $2.5 million to restore the outside of the 90-year-old neoclassical building on the Plains of Abraham.

Place de la Famille opens Peter Pan-inspired park

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Photo: Danielle Burns

The Grand Marché just got grander with the inauguration on July 10, of a family park at ExpoCité in front of the Videotron Centre and Place Jean-Béliveau.

Strawberry slushies and coffees from the nearby Grand Marché make for a happy day when parents and kids can enjoy a treat at the beautifully designed outdoor park.

GPS use is off the charts: Would we be lost without it?

A few years ago, deciding to give new-fangled technology a go, we borrowed our neighbour’s GPS gizmo to drive a long, long stretch of highway that I could have driven in my sleep or with my hands tied behind my back, not that I have actually done either.

When the Stanley Cup was cancelled by the Spanish Flu

FROM THE ARCHIVES

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Common Domain

In the early 1910s, the Quebec Bulldogs were the powerhouse team of professional ice hockey, winning the Stanley Cup both in 1912 and 1913. By 1919, however, the Montreal Canadiens were the top team in the new National Hockey League and, in the spring of 1919, they were poised to win the Stanley Cup against the Seattle Metropolitans of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA).

Imagine Van Gogh comes to the Centre des Congrès

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Photo: Imagine Van Gogh

The Centre des Congrès (Quebec City Convention Centre) on Boul. René-Lévesque is hosting Imagine Van Gogh, a spectacular, immersive exhibition of works by the renowned artist, from July 18 to Sept. 13. Presented by Paul Dupont-Hébert and Tandem, the exhibition will take viewers on a unique virtual journey inside the artist’s paintings.

An exceptional Street View: Rue DÉTOUR

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Photo: Bill Cox

One of the most popular street names in Quebec City these days is DÉTOUR. With all the roadwork going on everywhere in town this summer, it can be difficult to reach your destination as planned. Commuters who took one route to drive to their office in the morning may discover they have to take a different route to get home.

The story behind Rue Lambert-Closse

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Jean Gagnon from Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street honours Raphaël-Lambert Closse (circa 1618-1662), who was born in Saint-Denis de Mogues, France. He was a merchant when he arrived in Ville-Marie (now called Montreal) in 1647.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: W.B. Edwards from QCT archives

July 13, 1870 – The Morning Chronicle

OBITUARY: Theresa (Walsh) FANNING

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Theresa (Walsh) FANNING
1929-2020

Mrs. Theresa Walsh, age 91, passed away on July 2 at Saint Brigid’s Home in Quebec City. She was predeceased by her husband William Fanning (1993) and her son Barry (2002).

She leaves to mourn her grandsons Ryan (Cheryl Ball-Fanning) and Liam (Kellie MacDonald), her daughter-in-law Jo-Anne, and her great-granddaughter Amelia.

Be a ‘member for a day’ at the historic Garrison Club

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Photo: Québec Garrison Club

The Quebec Garrison Club / Cercle de la Garnison de Québec, located just inside Porte Saint-Louis in the Old City, has opened its doors to residents and tourists this summer, inviting them to become a “member for a day” and enjoy a meal under the tall shade trees in the beautiful garden behind the clubhouse.

Enjoy edible native plants but be wary of poisonous look-alikes

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Summer is here but it is not the same as any other. With COVID-19 still in the air, one way to stay safe and away from the crowds, while easily social-distancing, is to connect with nature by hiking, camping, kayaking or just by exploring the forests, lakes and fields of our beautiful province.

Rouge et Or to host three U Sports national championships

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Photo: Archives photo by Louis Charland - U Laval

The Rouge et Or of Université Laval will have three busy autumns starting in 2021. U Sports confirmed that the university will host the U Sports national cross-country championship in 2021, the women’s national soccer championship in 2022, and the women’s rugby national title in 2023.

Ça va bien aller!

Photo by Lise Lafond

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This original version of the now common pandemic message, Ça va bien aller, decorates the front porch of artist Sofy Bossé in Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac (Cabano). More of her works can be seen on her Facebook page: Créations Sofy Bossé. 

CCAA golf event cancelled; Chouinard comes back with Blizzard

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Photo: SSF Blizzard

The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) has announced it will follow the lead of U Sports and has cancelled all its fall national championships.

The CCAA made the news public on June 12, and it means there will be no national championship for men’s and women’s soccer, cross-country running, or golf.

Did you have a child in the VEQ Nursery School in the late 1980s?

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Photo: Helen Meredith

Helen Meredith is trying to track down the woman who made this lovely cross-stitched WELCOME mat. Do you know her?

SNACS Book Fair provides summer reading

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Books, books and more books were available at the SNACS Summer Book Fair. After almost four months of pandemic confinement, Special Needs Activities And Community Services (SNACS) held their annual book fair at Quebec High School (QHS) from June 29 to July 3.

Protesters at National Assembly say, ‘No way, tramway!’

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A large but peaceful group of people gathered in front of the National Assembly on July 5 to express their displeasure with Mayor Régis Labeaume’s plan to have a tramway system built in Quebec City.

They also serve who only stand and wait . . . *

If you’ve ever seen photos of the Chilkoot Pass during the Klondike gold rush of 1896-1899, you’ll likely never forget them. A seemingly endless line of shabbily dressed men (and probably a few women), huge packs on their backs, is seen trudging step by agonizing step through deep snow up a steep trail.

Religious communities proceed with caution

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

Parishioners at St. Patrick’s Church in Quebec City had to take an unusual step before showing up at last Sunday’s mass – reserving spaces online via Eventbrite.

Pre-registration is just one of a number of steps that local religious congregations are taking to reduce the risk of reopening since the province allowed indoor gatherings of fewer than 50 people in late June.

City purchases a small piece of former Sainte-Foy DND land

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

The federal government has sold a small strip of former Department of National Defence (DND) land in Sainte-Foy to the City of Quebec for an unspecified sum. The acquisition of the strip of land on Boulevard Hochelaga, between Avenue Wolfe and Rue de la Vendée, allows the city to proceed with a project to widen the street, scheduled to begin soon.

The story behind Boulevard Langelier

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of Sir François Langelier (1838-1915), who was born in Sainte-Rosalie (now part of Saint-Hyacinthe). He was a lawyer, a professor at the faculty of law at Université Laval from 1863 to 1915 and dean from 1892 to 1915. He was also a politician and the 10th lieutenant governor of Quebec, a journalist and an author.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

July 9, 1870 – The Morning Chronicle

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity welcomes visitors this summer

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Photo: Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

Dear music aficionados and friends of the cathedral,

Normally, we would have started our 11th season of Midi en musique on July 2. However, things being what they have been for the past few months, our weekly noon-hour concert meetings will have to wait until 2021.

OBITUARY: Maureen TUPPERT

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Maureen TUPPERT
1943-2020

Mrs. Maureen Tuppert, wife of the late Mr. André Ferland, died at the IUCPQ, on May 2, 2020, at the age of 76. She was the daughter of the late Mrs. Rolande St-Onge and the late Mr. William Tuppert. She lived in Quebec.

The family will be receiving condolences at
Maison Gomin
Services commémoratifs
2026, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest
Québec QC G1V 2K8

Health authorities nix Capitales’ plan for a baseball tournament

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Quebec Capitales’ president, Michel Laplante, officially announced that the plan for a Canadian baseball tournament, co-organized with the Trois-Rivières Aigles, has been vetoed by provincial health authorities.

Glenn STEWART

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Glenn STEWART
1969-2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved son and brother Glenn Stewart on June 23, 2020, at the age of 51. He lived in Quebec City.

Practise water safety this summer

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Last week on Lake Temiscouata, rescue teams were called on to save two people who had fallen into the lake when their canoe capsized. Both canoeists were wearing life jackets, but even with the proper safety equipment, the danger was hypothermia, the cooling of body core temperature. A drop of two degrees Celsius is potentially deadly.

1920: A Czechoslovakian army in Quebec City – Part 2

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Photo: Public Domain

After crossing the Pacific Ocean and disembarking in Vancouver in June 1920, the Czechoslovakians paraded to the CNR station. The third and largest contingent was particularly spectacular. A Siberian pony led one of the four regimental bands and a huge bear pulled a drum on a cart.

St. Michael’s Hall cleared out for renovations

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Photo: Peter Black

Volunteers are clearing out nearly 75 years’ worth of accumulated items from St. Michael’s Anglican Church Hall on Chemin Saint-Louis to prepare for renovations.

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