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Morrin Centre library services are back

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Photo: The Morrin Centre

The Morrin Centre is excited to announce that the library is now lending books again!

Due to COVID-19, however, the Morrin Centre is reopening gradually in accordance with Government of Quebec health guidelines, and has begun by offering limited library services. The library remains closed to members at this time, but book orders are now being accepted.

Here are the current lending rules:

OBITUARY: Violet KIRKWOOD (née Sharp)

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Violet KIRKWOOD (née Sharp)
May 11, 1923 - June 15, 2020

On Monday, June 15, 2020, Violet “Vi” Kirkwood (née Sharp), our beautiful mother, grand- and great-grandmother, left us peacefully in her sleep. She was 97 years of age.

Buzz is growing around gardening

Photo: Ruby Pratka

At the offices of Les Urbainculteurs, an urban gardening nonprofit headquartered at the Grand Marché, the phones have been ringing off the hook for weeks. After toilet paper and flour and yeast, seeds and gardening supplies have become the new must-haves for riding out the pandemic.

Montmagny’s rainbow of hope welcomes everyone

Photo by Lise Lafond


Forty years ago … Terry Fox Marathon of Hope flashback

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Photo: Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph archives

While digging through some old, mostly black-and-white, photos in the QCT archives, we came across this photo of Terry Fox with his brother Darryl and friend Doug Alward. The picture was taken in Lévis on June 15, 1980, when Fox made a stop there during his attempted cross-Canada Marathon of Hope for cancer research.

Violet Kirkwood (nee Sharp) May 11, 1923 - June 15, 2020


On Monday, June 15, 2020, Violet “Vi” Kirkwood (nee Sharp), our beautiful mother, grand and great-grandmother, left us peacefully in her sleep. She was 97 years of age.

City unveils tramway plans for Limoilou-Charlesbourg

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Photo: Ville de Québe

Residents of the Limoilou and Charlesbourg districts got a clearer picture last week of the major and multiple changes the city’s tramway project will bring.

Mayor Régis Labeaume and other city officials unveiled the final plans for the tramway route along 1re Avenue from 4e Rue in Vieux-Limoilou to the Charlesbourg terminus hub at the intersection of 76e Rue and Boul. Henri-Bourassa.

It’s Groundhog Day … again!

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Some people may be feeling like every day is Groundhog Day during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially if kids are still out of school and parents out of work. With no dinners with friends, barbecues or birthday parties, is there anything in life these days to help us tell the difference between a Wednesday and a Saturday?

Touring Québécois ‘staycation’ destinations

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Let’s just face facts: This will be a summer like no other. To use an expression more familiar to misbehaving teenagers, this province has been grounded. No big parties, no big music festivals, no big outdoor or indoor sports events, no big public gatherings of any kind.

City invites residents to hold festive street parties

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Photo: Peter Black

In a summer deprived of the usual giant parties such as the Festival d’Été de Québec, thanks to the coronavirus fear, the city is inviting citizens to make their own parties in neighbourhoods and parks.

A rainbow shines through the raindrops

Photo by Lise Lafond


Just a few drops of rain on a cloudy day, but the sun managed to shine through the clouds to paint this colourful rainbow over Lake Témiscouata.

Local filmmakers bring Rohingya journey to life

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Photo: Mö Films.

For much of their lives, filmmakers Mélanie Carrier and Olivier Higgins have been on the road, whether biking across Central Asia (Asiemut, 2007), paddling from Lac Saint-Jean to Quebec City (Rencontre, 2011), discovering a Rohingya refugee camp (Wandering: a Rohingya Story, 2020) or documenting the first day of school in Haiti (Ce que le monde porte en soi, expected in 2022).

Travelling the Trans-Canada Highway this summer

Photo: Lise Lafond

Have you ever wondered about the history of the roads you travel? While touring Quebec this summer, you may find yourself on the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH), on the way to your destination. Here are some facts about the TCH, parts of which are still under construction in certain areas of Quebec.

Preserving Quebec’s heritage and securing its future

The Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN), a province-wide network of organizations and individuals that works to promote the preservation of the heritage of the province’s English-speaking communities, welcomes the conclusions and recommendations of Quebec’s Auditor General Guylaine Leclerc with regard to heritage policy in her latest report.

A special International Archives Day for Canada

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

June 9 is International Archives Day.


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Photo: Wikimedia Common - Public Domain

June 17, 1870 – The Morning Chronicle
Opinions of the People
(To the Editor of the Morning Chronicle)

The Marquis de Lévis visits from France


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.

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.

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


Photo courtesy of St. Patrick’s High School  


QCT journalists widely recognized with QCNA Awards

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.


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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

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

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.

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