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Quebecers mourn victims of London, Ont. attack

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Quebecers gathered at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec (CCIQ) in Sainte-Foy on June 11 to show solidarity with the victims of the Islamophobic attack in London, Ont. five days earlier. Hundreds of people gathered for a vigil in memory of the four victims and the sole survivor of the deliberate hit-and-run on June 6.

Partial solar eclipse passes over Quebec City


QCT photographer Lise Lafond sent these photos of the June 10 partial eclipse taken from the shore of Lac Témiscouata. Photo by Lise Lafond


When is it appropriate to appropriate hockey partisanship?

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Well, the folks managing the CN Tower in Toronto sure lit up irate Maple Leafs fans when they decided last week to light the spire in the red, white and blue of the Montreal Canadiens.

(The Leafs, of course, conveniently lost to the Canadiens in the first round, like pouty drama queens, competing for a fake pandemic Cup evidently being beneath them.)

White supremacist acts of hate are terrorism


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Yes, this is terrorism.

A sign carried by a person at one of the vigils held for a London, Ont. Muslim family killed by a young man driving a pickup truck asked if white supremacists who commit such acts are terrorists. They are.

Coyea-Paquin family participate in Walk to Cure Diabetes

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Photo: Marie Coyea

This year marks 100 years since the discovery of insulin by Canadian scientists Frederick Banting and Charles Best, as readers may have read in the “From the Archives” article by Lorie Pierce in last week’s edition. Canada Post has even created a commemorative stamp to honour the anniversary.


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

June 15, 1821 – The Quebec Gazette
We are sorry to hear from every part of the country, accounts of the appearance of immense numbers of grasshoppers, which from the injury done by them last summer, although they made their appearance much later, has occasioned considerable alarm among the farmers.

June 19, 1871 – The Morning Chronicle

SLC Class of 2021 lights the way for future graduates

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin


Slide into Village Vacances Valcartier Waterpark

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Summer is just around the corner and Quebecers could not be more excited. The terrasses are open and full, COVID-19 case numbers are declining and vaccination rates are rising. The Village Vacances Valcartier (VVV) Waterpark is now open and plenty of visitors have already wet their feet in the many pools.

'Picasso. Figures' has arrived at the MNBAQ

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Picasso. Figures, which highlights the work of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), a legendary artist and a somewhat controversial individual, opened in an exclusive Canadian exhibit on June 12 at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ). The assembled masterpieces celebrate the human figure, the artist’s favourite subject.

Gosselin backs subway plan; mayor calls it ‘hoax’

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Photo: Québec 21

City hall Opposition and Québec 21 leader Jean-François Gosselin has unveiled a 13.5-kilometre subway line as his structured transit vision for the city, and is promising to make it the main issue in the coming municipal election.