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SLC Lions to join new Division I hockey conference in 2020-21

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The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC) Lions men’s hockey program will move up to a new RSEQ (Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec) Division I hockey conference in 2020-21.

In a telephone interview last week, Vincent-Jean Dubé, student affairs counsellor at SLC, confirmed that the Lions will be one of 13 teams in the new division.

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.

Wait Until Dark fans must … wait

For the first time in its nearly 40-year history, the Quebec Art Company (QAC) has been forced to postpone a show in the works. The reason is the ongoing uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

QAC president Cheryl Rimmer says the production of the thriller Wait Until Dark, which had been slated for May, will now be staged at the end of November.

Wellness Centre working to protect your health and safety

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On March 12, following instructions from local health authorities, Jeffery Hale Community Partners (JH Partners) suspended all Wellness group activities at all of its sites, including the Jeffery Hale, Saint Brigid’s Home, McGreevy Manor, the Gatehouse and elsewhere.

Volunteer and support community during pandemic

The Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity, Jean Boulet, is calling on all Quebecers to lend a hand to community organizations in their area, in order to help support vulnerable community members during this pandemic.

Day 10 - Social Distancing

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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So I still can’t totally control the iPad but my skills have improved A LOT over 10 days of social distancing. Yes, I went out and bought the toilet paper and the Kleenex, but today [March 23] I felt resentful about being a victim. I’ve had it and it’s time to strike back. How? With balloons!

Spring has arrived to lift Quebecers’ spirits

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Quebecers love winter and embrace it by taking part in many activities: skiing, skating, sledding, building snowmen and having snowball fights. We even celebrate it with an annual winter carnival. Nevertheless, there is something about March and the spring equinox that makes everyone want to step outside and applaud the warmer weather.

School’s out! How to stay sane and keep kids busy learning

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Photo: Photo by Danielle Burns

On March 22, the Legault government confirmed that schools would be closed until May 1, a tentative return date that might again be postponed, depending on the course of the COVID-19 outbreak.

No shortage of inspirational words in time of virus crisis

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In these difficult times, we seek comfort and inspiration from various sources, from political leaders to Hollywood stars.

Telephony – New Invention Is On Its Way

FROM THE ARCHIVES

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Forty-five years after the telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell, an article written by Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi was published worldwide, including in the March 25, 1920 edition of the Quebec Chronicle. In his writings, Marconi made this bold prediction.

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