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Newspaper reports of the Gavazzi riot at Chalmers Church

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Photo: MNBAQ

This is the second of two articles about the Gavazzi riot.

The first was published in the April 22, 2020 edition.

All the Quebec City newspapers reported on the Gavazzi riot of 1853 at Chalmers Free Presbyterian Church (now Chalmers-Wesley United).

Héma-Québec reminds everyone of the importance of giving blood

Héma-Québec is working actively to pursue its mission during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The health of Héma-Québec’s donors, recipients, staff and volunteers, and the safety of the blood products and other biological products it supplies, are a constant concern. This vigilance has increased even more in the present situation.

COVID-19: Planning your next move during the pandemic

The Ville de Québec and the Office municipal d’habitation de Québec (OMHQ) have released several online search and planning tools in anticipation of the July 1 moving period. These tools aim to make life easier for residents searching for rental housing, temporary housing and storage space. The OMHQ also offers support services to residents who need them.

St. Lawrence Lions receive many RSEQ awards

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Photo: St. Lawrence Lions Facebook page

Alexis Kayonga of the men’s basketball team at CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC) was named the 2019-2020 Most Valuable Player of the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) Division 2 section.

OBITUARY: Mary Lou O’GRADY

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Mary Lou O’Grady
(March 3, 1933 – May 1, 2020)

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Lou O’Grady announces her death in Quebec City at the age of 87 years.

Capitales manager Scalabrini still looking to upgrade his team

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Photo: Luc Lang

Pat Scalabrini, manager of the Québec Capitales, is waiting at home for the start of training camp, instead of being on a baseball field.

Thanks for taking care of us!

Photo by Shirley Nadeau

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A CHSLD or nursing home in Upper Town bears a banner made by the family members of residents. “Merci à vous de prendre soins de nous” (Thank you for taking care of us) is their message for nurses and caregivers.

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SLC raises $3,820 for Leucan Shaved Head Challenge

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Photo: SLC Facebook page

For the 10th consecutive year, CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC) participated in the Leucan Shaved Head Challenge, despite the current COVID-19 enforced isolation. This year’s event was held on April 23.

Pursuing their usual success in fundraising, three students and a staff member collected $3,820 and had their heads shaved in front of a “virtual” cheering crowd via Facebook Live.

Caution! Rainbow crossing!

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The rainbow crosswalk on Avenue de Salaberry adds a touch of whimsy to walking the dog on a sunny morning. All will be well! Photo by Cassandra Kerwin

How we learned to stop worrying and love the deficit

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Chances are prior to the pandemic most Canadians would not have been able to identify Yves Giroux in a police line-up. Probably most still couldn’t put a face to the man who has been Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) since September 2018.

Simons not rushing to open stores

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

While many merchants in Quebec were allowed to reopen their doors this week, others were in less of a rush to get back to business.

La Maison Simons, for one, won’t open its nine stores in Quebec until May 19. Retailers with exterior-door access were allowed to open on May 4.

Celebrating Mother’s Day

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Mother’s Day was first celebrated in the United States in 1908 on the second Sunday in May, when Anna Jarvis from Grafton, West Virginia, began a campaign to have it recognized as a holiday.

Vaccination clinic injects a sense of community

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Photo: Amanda Heath

The current COVID-19 situation means uncertain times for everyone, especially for families with young children. Routine things have become a big challenge for parents, like making a doctor’s appointment for a baby or following the recommended schedule of vaccines.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: BANQ, P546 - Photo by F. Wurtele

May 5, 1820 – The Quebec Gazette
Commerce

English school boards want to reopen on their own terms

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Photo: CQSB website

Quebec’s English school boards have told the provincial government that they plan to make their own decisions with regard to the planned reopening of elementary schools later this month.

No graduation ceremonies for high schools, CEGEPs or universities

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On April 28, Premier François Legault announced that children attending elementary schools and daycare centres would be making a gradual return to class, starting on May 11.

St. Lawrence Lions hand out annual sports awards online

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Photo: St. Lawrence Lions Facebook page

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the whole world – including sports – this spring. Like other colleges and universities, CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC) had to find a different way to honour its student-athletes.

Pro-Am Gagné-Bergeron, tennis and cycling events on hold

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Photo: Luc Lang

The organizers of the 12th annual Pro-Am Gagné-Bergeron, which was to take place at the Videotron Centre on Aug. 6, have officially cancelled the event for 2020.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the Quebec government’s ban on large-scale events until Aug. 31, there was no possible way this popular fundraising hockey game could be held.

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In memory of the Nova Scotia victims

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

On April 24, at 5 p.m., a small but devoted group of people gathered in the close of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity to pay tribute to the 22 people who lost their lives on April 18 and 19 in a 12-hour-long shooting spree carried out by one person in the usually peaceful Nova Scotia countryside.

Original rainbows continue to cheer up folks in Quebec City

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This rainbow is made entirely of individual dots. “Ca va bien aller!” Photo by Shirley Nadeau 

City unveils market, movie and bike plans to boost spring spirits

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Photo: Peter Black

City officials have rolled out a series of measures to boost the morale of a citizenry worn out by a winter of pandemic lockdown and isolation. Among the initiatives “to provide citizens with a green spring” are the opening of the Sainte-Foy public market, an improved bicycle path network, and the resumption of horticultural activities and community gardens.

Thank you all for your service: Canadian military personnel summoned to help health warriors

This old world keeps spinning ’round, though much of the frenzied activity of its human occupants has been put on hold thanks to a rampant rogue virus.

QHS Trivia Night held online this year

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

So, this is what the pandemic has led us to. Playing trivia games online instead of in the comfort of the Quebec High School gymnasium. And on an app called Kahoot, of all things!

COVID or not, spring is here!

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Crocuses open in the warm spring sunshine, accompanied by dainty pink scilla. Photo by Shirley Nadeau

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Public Domain image from Toronto Library website

April 30, 1870 – The Morning Chronicle

Reaction to a Street View

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

After the QCT published Bill Cox’s Street Views column of April 15 featuring the story behind Parc Gilles-Lamontagne, the writer’s daughter Maureen Cox, who is a colleague of Lamontagne’s son, Michel, received the following message (in French) from him.

Jeffery Hale Community Partners thank volunteers

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Photo: Jeffery Hale Community Partners

At this time of year, we usually host an up-beat happy hour to celebrate all our volunteers, for having given time to the community Wellness Centre. This annual get-together is our opportunity to express our humble thanks for the contributions they’ve made to our dynamic community.

The rise of homemade bread: where’s the yeast?

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Are flour and yeast replacing toilet paper madness, and are basic baking ingredients becoming the most difficult items to find at the grocery store?

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