Quebec City to welcome 2021 with virtual Toboggan

Photo: Ville de Québec

As the countdown to Christmas continues, people are wondering how to celebrate the year-end festivities during the pandemic, in light of public health restrictions on gatherings.

OBITUARY: Helen (Ellen) Payne LAFOND

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Helen (Ellen) Payne LAFOND

“Mother, you left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide,
Although we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.”

‘Pour Moi, Pour Québec’ encourages public participation in COVID fight

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

On Dec. 19, the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) de la Capitale-Nationale held a press conference at Place d’Armes in Old Quebec, where Dr.

Pee-Wee Tournament to build back bigger

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament may be cancelled for 2021, but it will be back bigger and stronger in 2022.

That was the promise made by the tournament’s president, Michel Plante, and general manager, Patrick Dom, during a press conference at the Videotron Centre on Dec. 15.

In 2022, the tournament will grow by 24 teams, for a total of 144.

Sports traditions remain on television during the holidays

Photo: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The holidays are here and with them come the usual Christmas and New Year’s Day traditions.

Although traditional holiday gatherings and visits are restricted during this holiday season, there are some TV traditions that remain and will hopefully bring cheer during these hard times.

Year-end honours for COVID fighters


It has become a tradition, here at the QCT, that in the last issue of the year, we present the annual “LUC-ky” Awards, handed to the female and male athletes of the year, along with the best team.

Place Jean-Béliveau resounds with musical lights

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin, [email protected]


Château Frontenac ‘decks the halls’ for Christmas

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin, [email protected]


Christmas cards for Christmas hampers

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Photo: Andrew Johnston

Students at Ste-Foy Elementary School are bursting with Christmas cheer. The Cycle 3 students are once again creating greeting cards to add to the boxes of groceries put together by the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign, which will be distributed to families in the Quebec City area on Dec.19.

‘Videos from the North Pole’ are a real FUNraiser

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Photo: Mrs. Claus

It is unlikely to surprise anyone to learn that the Coronavirus Grinch prevented Santa from dropping by the Jeffery Hale Hospital this year for the HO! HO! HO! Here We Go Again children’s Christmas party that usually takes place in the Coin Soleil. This annual get-together for English-speaking parents and their young children has become a holiday tradition for many families in our community.

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