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Quebec budget strengthens English-speaking communities

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Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) is very pleased with the allocation of $18.8 million in additional funds tabled for the English-speaking community in [the March 11] budget by the Government of Quebec.

South Shore English Network seeking new members

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Photo: Journal de Lévis

Laurence Allard, project co-ordinator of the South Shore English Network (SSEN), and Brian Gignac, executive director of the Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation (MCDC) located in Thetford Mines, welcomed the QCT to their office in the Saint-Romuald district of Lévis.

No time for paranoia

OPINION

Some of the precautions people are taking regarding COVID-19 make one wonder if there is a second pandemic going on, one that triggers weirdness.

COVID-19 closures

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Photo: Danielle Burns

From daycare centres to universities, Quebec’s educational institutions, like Cégep Limoilou pictured here, have been closed due to COVID-19 as Canada makes efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Many people are working from home when possible and practising social-distancing. The situation has been changing rapidly in the past few days.

Songs to See By looks at Canadian art in a new light

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Photo: Aurian Haller

The Aurian Haller Band wants you never to look at Canadian art the same way again.

The 12 tracks on the Quebec City quartet’s latest album, Songs to See By, due out in late spring, were all inspired by famous works by Canadian artists.

Avenue Cartier overhaul will pose traffic challenge

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Photo: Peter Black

Motorists, commuters, pedestrians and merchants will face some challenges for several months beginning in May with major construction work on Ave. Cartier between Boul. René-Lévesque and Chemin Sainte-Foy.

Friday the 13th storm hits Quebec City

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin

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An Agropur truck did a 180-degree turn and fell on its side next to the 342-kilometre marker on Autoroute Félix-Leclerc, near exit 322, Boulevard des Chutes.

Outdoors show cut short by public events closure

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Photo: Lise Lafond

More than 260 exhibitors were present at the Salon Plein Air, Pêche et Camping de Québec, a show for outdoors enthusiasts, on March 12 at the Centre de Foire ExpoCité.

Meet Adrian Lovera, the new pastor of Quebec Baptist Church

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Pastor Adrian Lovera welcomes visitors into his office at Quebec Baptist Church (QBC) with a big smile. It’s a cosy, tidy basement room with large windows, several chairs, and floor-to-ceiling shelves lined with books in several languages, many of them left by the office’s previous occupants.

Le Frigo à Perrault high school project builds community, one wilted vegetable at a time

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

You don’t expect to see a refrigerator in a school-yard, but when the students of École secondaire Joseph-François-Perrault had the opportunity to suggest renovations to their schoolyard last year, a fridge was at the top of the list.

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