Community News (Print edition)

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What in the world is a “blunderbuss?”

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

After learning the thrilling details of the origin of the words “balustrade” and “baluster” in a recent edition, one of our readers asked about another strange English word that we don’t very often hear – “blunderbuss.”

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Central Quebec School Board Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE

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.