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Warren Thomson appointed principal of both QHS, St. Patrick’s

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Photo: André Gosselin

In a gesture that affirms the coming merger of Quebec City’s two main English-language secondary schools, the Central Québec School Board (CQSB) has appointed a single principal to oversee the project.

Meet Carlo Belmonte: the birdman of Saint-Roch

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Photo: Danielle Burns

If you have not run into Carlo Belmonte and his “family” of lovebirds, you haven’t been spending enough time in the Saint-Roch or Petit Champlain areas where Belmonte enjoys interacting with tourists, who are sadly missing at the moment.

Fire spreads under Hydro-Quebec power lines in Val-Bélair

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On May 21, a brush fire spread underneath the Hydro-Québec transmission towers in the Val-Bélair district of Quebec City. Four fire alarms called 80 firefighters from the Service de protection contre l’incendie de Québec (SPCIQ) to the site.

The story behind Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

This street is named for the four 19th-century bourgeois (middle-class) landowners whose estates and farmlands were crossed by the road it would become.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

May 27, 1870 – The Morning Chronicle
Fenian News!
The Fenians from nearly every part of the State of New York, are mustering on the line of Hinchinbrooke [southern Quebec], with very large supplies of stores, arms and ammunition. The muster at this time numbers over 800 men. The volunteers of the district have all been despatched to the line, and a battle is expected. ...

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Red River Expedition: Part 1

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

In March 1871, Lieut. H.S.H. Riddell of the 60th Rifles presented a paper to the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec about the Red River Expedition of 1870. Lieut. Riddell had served as one of three officers who led detachments during this epic campaign.

Social distancing is the new norm at elementary schools

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Photo: Bill Cox

At École Coeur-Vaillant-Campanile elementary school in Sainte-Foy, and at all other Quebec schools that resumed classes on May 11, social distancing is the new norm. It can be seen when students enter and leave school, and during recess in the schoolyard.

MCQ and MNBAQ to reopen in June

Further to the official statement on May 22 by Minister of Culture and Communications Nathalie Roy and Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault, two of Quebec City’s most popular museums will soon reopen their doors after over three months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 increases potential for domestic violence

There are a lot of grave markers belonging to women who tried to tell police their estranged husband, ex-boyfriend or even a besotted co-worker was dangerous.

In the most recent case to hit the headlines, the battered girlfriend survived the attack. Tragically, 22 other people in rural Nova Scotia did not.

Hockey quiz: How well do you remember the Nordiques?

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Photo: sportsnet.ca

The Nordiques left Quebec City in 1995 for Denver to become the Colorado Avalanche, after being in the Vieille Capitale since 1972. The team started in the now defunct World Hockey Association and joined the National Hockey League in 1979, along with Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Hartford.

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