Quebecers adapt to the COVID-19 reality

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.

Remparts players on NHL Central Scouting final list

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Photo: Jonathan Roy, Remparts

Three players from the Quebec Remparts hockey team made it onto the final list of the Central Scouting Bureau of the National Hockey League (NHL). In total, 37 players from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) are on the list for the NHL’s upcoming draft, which will be held online.

Desgagnés and Forteza named Rouge et Or Athletes of the Year

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Photo: Université Laval

For the first time in 69 years, the annual Université Laval Rouge et Or sports gala was not a big, busy human event held on campus. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic that has everyone isolated at home, the event had to be held online.

Over 500 student-athletes wore the red and gold colours of Université Laval sports teams in 2019-2020.

City plans relief for small-business owners

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Photo: La Maison des 100 Thés, from QCT archives

Relief could be coming for some Quebec City small-business owners thanks to a series of new programs administered by the city government with funds from the province.



32nd Anniversary
November 21, 1907 -
April 21, 1988

We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday, and days before that too.
We think of you in painful silence; we often speak your name to somehow ease the pain.
Now all we have are memories and your picture in a frame.
You memory is our keepsake with which we will never part.

IHQ announces donation to Moisson Québec

Joe Lonergan, president of Irish Heritage Quebec (IHQ), sent out the following message to IHQ members on April 11:
“On behalf of the Board of Irish Heritage Quebec, I wish you all a Happy Easter and call your attention to the following resolution, which was adopted by the Board of Directors of Irish Heritage Quebec on April 10, 2020.”

Donation to Moisson Québec

The water rises on Rue Dalhousie

Photo: Hélène Paré

On April 9 and 10, the combination of high tides and high winds forced the water of the St. Lawrence River to flood the quays of the Old Port. As a result, Rue Dalhousie was closed to traffic between Rue Saint-Paul and Rue du Petit-Champlain. The water receded with the tides on Thursday and Friday afternoon but rose again in the evening.

Joyce Gallant (nee Kiley)

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Joyce Gallant (nee Kiley)
Grande-Digue, New Brunswick

50 years ago: Apollo 13 in Trouble


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

NASA’s Apollo 13 mission will be forever known as the trip that ultimately didn’t make it to the surface of the Moon. Fifty years ago, on April 14, 1970, the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph published the details of the unfolding crisis.

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