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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Let me tell you how much I enjoy looking at the colourful front page of the QCT every week. You and your colleagues have a way to bring other people’s creativity to us! I told you you were our eyes on the city, so I thank you for that. Of course, I read the rest of the paper with the same interest...

Lucie Bouchard
Quebec City

Quebec City streets pedestrian-only on weekends

The Ville de Québec recently announced that, as of May 16 until the end of the summer, on weekends, Rue Saint-Jean and Avenue Cartier will be open to pedestrians only. Both streets will be closed to automobile traffic.

The new pandemic-inspired back-to-school teacher’s outfit

Photo by Danielle Burns

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This Grade 1 teacher of Les Chevaliers (the Knights) class at École Saint-Fidèle in Limoilou chose her “pandemic” back-to-school outfit well. Her two-metre-long, pool-noodle sword was an excellent visual reminder for students to keep their distance.

The rainbow follows the storm

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Artist Christine Genest owns a gallery in Cap-Santé. With lots of time on her hands due to the COVID-19 social distancing regulations, she starts every day with a new drawing, and every day a new theme. The theme often reflects the news, for example, the reopening of the daycare centres, drive-in movie theatres, construction sites or barbecue season.

Quebec’s Jakob Pelletier wins the Frank J. Selke Trophy

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Photo: Vincent Ethier/QMJHL

Quebec City’s Jakob Pelletier, who currently plays for the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, has been named the 2019-2020 winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy, awarded to the league’s most sportsmanlike player.

Golfers among those who may practise their sports during COVID-19

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Photo: The Golf Channel

Golfers, get your clubs ready for May 20. That is the date when Isabelle Charest, Quebec’s junior minister of education and minister for the status of women, announced that golf, and several other sports, will be allowed to be played as the first step in reviving sports activities throughout the province.

Baseball movies to watch while the major leagues are on hold

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Photo: imdb.com

Normally, at this time of year, Major League Baseball is almost two months into the season, and fans have started to fill in the ballots for the upcoming All-Star game in mid-July.

Plenty of Rainbows in the Avenue James-Lemoine area

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin

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A Post-it Note rainbow brightens a window in the Avenue James-Lemoine area in Sillery.

 

Window shopping for rainbows in Quebec City

Photos by Shirley Nadeau

At the QCT we’re always on the outlook for crafty rainbows. These two are not what you might call “homemade” but they certainly are eye-catching and get the message across that “Everything’s going to be all right!”

 

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MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

May 11, 1820 – The Quebec Gazette
The New Sovereign