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Local charities weather COVID storm

The COVID-19 crisis has brought out the generous side of Canadians, particularly Quebecers, according to a recent report by Canada Helps, an online charitable giving platform. However, local nonprofits are worried about how their operations will continue as the pandemic drags on.

Somewhere over the rainbow . . .

Photos by Shirley Nadeau

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Two rainbows in this window seem to be surrounding a COVID-19 “bug.” The message with the lower rainbow is bilingual: “It’s going to be okay” and “Ça va bien aller.”

We are with you, Italy!

Photo by Danielle Burns

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An Italian flag hangs from a third-floor balcony in Limoilou in solidarity with Italy, the country with the highest number of deaths to date from COVID-19.

Spring is here and our geese are back!

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Spring has arrived and with it the return of our pair of Canada geese.

We have had the privilege of welcoming these beautiful birds back to our property for many years. This week they arrived with five friends, who rested a while and then flew away. But our geese stayed.

Quebec City’s Medicago in race for COVID-19 vaccine

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Photo: Medicago

A Quebec City company is a serious contender in the race to develop a vaccine to combat COVID-19. Medicago, a biopharmaceutical company founded in 1999, has already produced a virus-like particle (VLP) that mimics the new coronavirus now wreaking havoc in the world.

What a relief! “Five-cent pieces” aplenty to ease corona crisis

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Historians, generally a disputatious bunch – although they would dispute that – probably agree on one thing.

Visit the museum of your choice anywhere in the world

We are now almost three weeks into Premier François Legault’s directive to close schools and public areas and to practise social distancing. People have been asked to stay home in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The story behind Rue Gigault

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Library and Archives Canada

This street is named in honour of Georges- Auguste Gigault (1845-1915) who was a notary, public servant and political figure in Quebec.

Born in Saint-Mathias de Rouville, the son of Pierre Gigault and Marguerite Wait, he was educated at the Séminaire de Saint-Hyacinthe. Gigault went on to study law in Montreal and was licensed as a notary in 1867. In 1870, he married Isabella Dillon.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Photo from QCT archives

March 30, 1820 – The Quebec Gazette

QHS Blazers basketball teams forced to cancel their seasons

Local high school sports teams fell victim to the COVID-19 virus, and the Blazers from Quebec High School were not immune.

In a school that has 330 students, the Blazers fielded seven basketball teams in 2019-20. “This is great, considering the size of QHS,” wrote Danny Weston, the school’s athletic director, in an email interview.

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