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Robert Vesey BOSWELL
September 11, 1936 – January 7, 2021

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Robert Vesey Boswell, age 84, in Calgary, Alberta, on Jan. 7, 2021. He was born in Quebec City in 1936, to Col. James V. and Mrs. Beatrice (Hatch) Boswell.

Democracy has been challenged

American politics has provided us with a welcome distraction from COVID-19.
A good many of us viewed the presidential election, and its bizarre aftermath, with the detached amusement usually reserved for TV reality shows.

The events that unfolded Jan. 6 were not entertaining in the slightest; they were terrifying. We sensed it was not only the Capitol under attack but democracy itself.

The QCT remembers and honours Jay Ouellet

Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives



To the Editor

We were pleasantly surprised that the Dec. 23 edition of the QCT arrived at our home on Thursday [Dec. 24]! The paper usually arrives on the Friday after publication or the following Monday. It was one of those things that made our day, especially during COVID. A Christmas miracle, considering the postal backup! Thanks to all the QCT staff for all your hard work!

Battle to beat COVID-19 could escalate war on cancer

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Here’s a thought to get 2021 started. If modern medical science can whip up an effective vaccine for a stubborn, elusive virus in a matter of months, couldn’t that same kind of burst of energy, funding and know-how eradicate, or at least tame, cancer?

Big year ahead for big projects in the city

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Photo: Peter Black

After a year of controversy, confusion and delay, 2021 promises to be a year of decisions and action for major infrastructure projects likely to affect Quebec City for many years to come. Here is a roundup of the current status of these major developments.

There’s a new critter in the crèche at the Cathedral

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Another creature has been added to the crèche scene at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, made by parishioner Miriam “Minum” Blair.

Goodbye 2020, you were a very different and difficult year

Photo: Lise Lafond

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”
~ Desmond Tutu

Did you observe the old Irish New Year’s tradition of opening the back door just before midnight to let the old year out, and then opening the front door to welcome the new year?


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(1954 - 2020)

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my brother Jay, who died in Quebec City on Dec. 27, 2020.

The story behind Rue Jordi-Bonet


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street and a nearby park are named in honour of painter, engraver, ceramist and sculptor Jordi Bonet (1932-1979), who was born in Barcelona, Spain.

At the age of seven, Bonet lost his right arm in an accident. Art then became his refuge. At age 20, he already owned his own studio and exhibited with much older artists.

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