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COVID-19 outbreak puts an end to Remparts regular season

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Photo: Vincent Ethier-QMJHL

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) has announced the end of the 2019-2020 regular season, as have the other members of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), which includes the Ontario and Western Leagues.

Capitales and Frontier League games at the mercy of COVID-19

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Quebec Capitales and the Frontier Baseball League have both issued statements in recent days regarding the possible postponement of the leagues’ opening games due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Défilé de la Saint-Patrick de Québec 2020 cancelled

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Irish eyes weren’t smiling in Quebec City when it was announced that edition 2020 of the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick was cancelled due to COVID-19. The Quebec City St. Patrick’s parade isn’t alone in being cancelled, however. In Montreal and a number of cities in the United States, and even in Ireland, parades won’t be held this year.

A look back at Shannon Irish Shows

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

There was no Shannon Irish Show this year, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, so we thought we’d treat you to a few favourite photos from past years.

Bon courage, Shannon, the Irish Show will “rise again!”

 

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FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup cancelled

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

After the terrible weather on Friday the 13th of March, Quebecers had a wonderful spring-like weekend. Despite strong government advisories to the public to “self-isolate,” many locals went out and enjoyed the gorgeous weather on the nearly empty Plains of Abraham.

Magnificent last concert at the Grand Théâtre

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

On March 11, a full house was privileged – and fortunate – to attend what was likely the last concert to be held at the Grand Théâtre for the next 30 days, possibly longer, depending on the duration of the COVID-19 closures.

The story behind Rue du Général-Tremblay

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikipedia Commons - Public Domain

Rue du Général-Tremblay is named in honour of Thomas-Louis Tremblay (1886-1951), who was born in Chicoutimi. He studied at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikipedia Commons - Public Domain

March 18, 1820 – The Quebec Gazette
Death of King George III
London – After the death of his late Majesty, who passed away on January 29th, had been formally announced, the following instrument was prepared and signed and read to the Prince Regent: –

Avoiding a plague: Canadians embrace bold response to virus scare

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