Open letter to Jean-François Roberge, Minister of Education: ‘Let English school boards serve out their terms’

Dear Mr. Roberge:

On June 11, Eric Blackburn, Deputy Minister of Education and Higher Learning, sent to Stephen Pigeon, the Director General of the Central Québec School Board (CQSB), the logo and letterhead of the future Central Québec School Service Centre.

The story behind Avenue Honoré-Mercier


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of Honoré Mercier (1840-1894), lawyer, journalist and politician.


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

July 2, 1820 – The Quebec Gazette
Emigrants For Quebec

Château Frontenac offers gourmet take-out meals

Photo: Courtesy of Château Frontenac

The Château Frontenac has added two gourmet meals to its take-out menu, allowing customers to enjoy feasts worthy of the iconic hotel in the comfort of their own homes.

Every Saturday this summer, until the end of August, it will be possible to impress the family with a delicious Royal BBQ or to recreate an elegant afternoon tea at home.

Aquarium du Québec reopens

Photo: SEPAQ

After more than three months closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Aquarium du Québec and its thousands of underwater residents are quivering with impatience at the idea of once again welcoming visitors, starting June 29. The aquarium is reopening in line with public health directives.

St. Pat’s celebrates with the Class of 2020

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Photo: St. Patrick’s High School

With plans to host an in-person graduation ceremony once it is safe to bring people together again, the staff of St. Patrick’s High School organized its annual Ring and Pin ceremony on June 22. One hundred Secondary 5 students answered the call and assembled in the school gymnasium to officially join the ranks of the SPHS alumni.


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Viola Atkins Ableson
1928 - 2020


Frontier League officially suspends 2020 season

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The board of directors of the Frontier League has unanimously voted to suspend the 2020 season, joining the Québec Capitales and the Trois-Rivières Aigles, who decided earlier this month to suspend their season.

Ongoing restrictions on travel and gatherings in many of the league’s cities and in a number of American states made the decision easy to make.

Duke of Kent Tournament among Golf Quebec’s 2020 events

Photo: Golf Martial-Lapointe

Golf Quebec has announced that it will go ahead with a shortened season for 2020, which will include the Duke of Kent Tournament, held annually at the Club de Golf Royal Québec on Île d’Orléans.

Rain at last helps reduce forest fire hazard

Photo: Lise Lafond

After a record-breaking heat wave and a very dry month of June, rain is here at last.

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