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Paul Jackson JOHNSON

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Paul Jackson JOHNSON
1926-2020

Paul Jackson Johnson, formerly of Toronto, died peacefully in Quebec City on July 15, 2020. He was the son of the late Mrs. Myrtle Jackson and the late Mr. John Johnson. Beloved husband of the late Mrs. Mary Frances Stanton Johnson.

Remembering Douglas Dahlgren QAC’s maestro from 1989 to 2007

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Photo: Kyle Chapman, from QCT archives

Douglas Dahlgren, a beloved and long-standing member of the Quebec Art Company (QAC), passed away on July 14, 2020, at the age of 85. Douglas was our musical director and accompanist from 1989 to 2007. He offered his immense talent, dedication, patience, warmth and wit to numerous productions. He moved to Saskatoon shortly after contributing to his last show, Oklahoma.

Quebec Art Company loses another bright star

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Photo: QAC website

Hugh Corston (1954-2020), passed away July 3 at his home in Quebec City. He was born in Halifax, where he spent his formative years and early adulthood. He graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a specialty in languages.

Work ramps up on Promenade de Samuel-De Champlain

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

More than 10 years after the plan was first revealed, construction is now in full swing on Phase 3 of the Promenade Samuel-De Champlain. When completed in 2022, the project will see a beach return to the St. Lawrence River in an area where bathers flocked by the thousands decades ago.

Diamants, Alouettes play to empty stadiums

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Photo: Christian Gingras-ISQ media

The Québec Diamants and the Charlesbourg Alouettes baseball organizations decided to play their games last weekend in front of empty stadiums at Stade Canac and Parc Henri-Casault. The teams played each other on July 24 and July 25, in Charlesbourg and Quebec City respectively.

Hockey fans, the Stanley Cup playoffs are (finally) here

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Photo: Luc Lang

Fans in Quebec City and around the world can start celebrating as the National Hockey League resumes its 2019-2020 season.

Peter MacKay tours Quebec in quest for Tory leadership

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Photo: Chisholm Pothier

The man who stands a fighting chance of becoming prime minister of Canada in the foreseeable future is on the phone, punctual, and eager to chat.

The Marquis de Montcalm distributes plants to hospital workers

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Marquis de Montcalm (a.k.a. Benoît Gilbert, development and marketing officer of the National Battlefields Commission) dropped by this scribe’s office on July 16 with a special delivery of bags of seedlings, cultivated in the Plains of Abraham greenhouses.

DuProprio proves Quebec’s real estate world not immovable

We have made a grand total of three real estate transactions in our time, two purchases and one sale. While I cannot recall the decor of the notaries’ offices where the deals were concluded, I do remember, in each case, the realtors’ glowing eyes as they grabbed their commission cheques.

What’s the buzz about bees at Saint B’s?

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Photo: Stephanie Brushett

Have you heard the buzz? Saint Brigid’s Home is now housing honey bees in the back garden!

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