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Fiddling around with Super(star) rainbows

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Photo: Lucie Bouchard

Lucie Bouchard, the Quebec Art Company’s wardrobe mistress, put her talents to work on a different cause when she created this gorgeous rainbow using remnants of fabric from the troupe’s costume department.

Unimaginable: COVID-19 kills FEQ 2020, Fête nationale on Plains

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Photo: Halsey Facebook page

When Premier François Legault took a stroll on the Plains of Abraham a few Saturdays ago, the possibility – perhaps inevitability – of a summer deprived of public gatherings in the city’s spectacular park must have been on his mind.

What are you doing to keep busy during COVID-19 isolation?

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Photo: Lise Lafond

QCT journalist and photographer Lise Lafond says . . . “I’m keeping busy with spring cleaning both inside and outside the house, plus the barn. It feels pretty strange to stay at home. My car hasn’t been out of the yard since March 13.”

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

April 15, 1895 – The Quebec Morning Chronicle
Portneuf
Owing to the recent heavy rain the water in the rivers on the north bank of the St. Lawrence rose very rapidly, breaking up the ice and carrying it down to the St. Lawrence. At Portneuf several bridges were swept away; also a pier above the Paper Mills of J. Ford & Co.

COVID-19 crisis won’t stop marine radio and traffic operations

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Photo: Luc Lang

The COVID-19 pandemic has seemingly stopped the world, except for the essential services that are needed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Pandemic 2020: A social-distancing space odyssey

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(With apologies to speculative fiction writers everywhere.)

"What did you do in the pandemic of 2020, Grandpa?”

Services available at Jeffery Hale Hospital

The emergency room at Jeffery Hale Hospital has been converted to a “Designated Evaluation Clinic” (DEC) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Celebrating Easter in the rainforest

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Photo: Allison Blair

As borders closed and flights were cancelled due to the COVID crisis at the end of March, hundreds of thousands of Canadians scrambled to catch the last flights home. Allison Blair, visiting friends in Cambodia, was one of them – at first.

Quebecers adapt to the COVID-19 reality

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

As of April 12, there were 444 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Capitale-Nationale region, and numbers are increasing daily. It’s a different life, and Quebecers are adapting to the new reality.

Happy Easter, from our self-isolated home to yours

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Photo: Dorothy Marcil

Better safe than sorry, Bunny! Dorothy Marcil and Douglas Renfroe, who spend their winters in Florida, have this delightful bunny keeping guard outside their door. Be sure to wash your paws before entering.