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Fighting Irish Seniors committed to RSEQ Division 1 football

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Photo: St. Patrick’s High football team

The St. Patrick’s High School football program is producing more and more players who are being recruited by CEGEP football teams in the province of Quebec. The players all want to follow in the footsteps of Edward Godin, who currently plays for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League.

Lights, camera, movies? Maybe!

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Photo: Rachel Collet from QCT archives

When Mayor Régis Labeaume proposed the possibility of free drive-in movies at three sites around Quebec City at a press conference on April 22 (see Peter Black’s article on page 2), the city’s entertainment-starved press and public jumped on the idea. However, the business community and public health authorities still have some reservations.

Rainbow messages reflect hope for the future

Photos by Shirley Nadeau

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Andrà tutto bene. “Everything will be fine!” reads the message in the window of an Italian grocery store on Avenue Cartier. 

Ça va bien aller rainbows light up Quebec City buildings

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin

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The Industrial Alliance building on Grande Allée goes from white to rainbow at night to add colour to people's lives in Quebec City.

Bilingual Muslim community group lends a hand

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Photo: Raza Shah

As quarantine and self-isolation drag on for a growing number of Quebecers during the COVID-19 pandemic, a local Muslim group is building bridges between volunteers and people in need across the city.

Stay tuned for news of Beethoven’s 250th birthday celebrations

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

The 250th birthday of composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven was to have been celebrated this year in his home town of Bonn, Germany, and in Vienna, Austria, where he really made his career. All plans, however, have been put on hold indefinitely until the COVID-19 pandemic is under control.

The story behind Chemin Gomin

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

This street was named in honour of Anet Gomin, a surgeon and herbalist in Quebec during the French regime. The place and date of his birth are unknown.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain Photo by Charles J. Sharp

April 23, 1870 – The Morning Chronicle
Ballast and the River
(To the Editor of the Morning Chronicle)

Candy stores and ‘dreaded’ homes: Coronavirus contradictions

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One doesn’t want to be a pandemic pooper here, but since when is a candy store an essential service? I like a jaw-breaker, licorice twister or jellybean as much as the next guy (not really), but I honestly think I could get by without a bonbon buzz until the virus darkness lifts.

Looking back at the Gavazzi riot in Chalmers Church

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Photo: Chalmers-Wesley United Church archives

With so many activities cancelled and facilities closed at present due to the coronavirus, it seems a good opportunity to turn toward the past for something to write about.