Tourny Fountain under wraps for the winter

Photo by Shirley Nadeau


The story behind Rue Jovette-Bernier


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of Jovette-Alice Bernier (1900-81), a journalist and writer, born in Saint-Fabien-de-Rimouski. Because of the extensive exposure she received in print media and on the radio, she was often referred to simply as “Jovette.”


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Photo: Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec

December 26, 1870 – The Morning Chronicle

COVID outbreak at Saint Brigid’s claims lives

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin from QCT archives

Saint Brigid’s Home in Quebec City is currently enduring the worst COVID-19 outbreak in a long-term care facility in the Capitale-Nationale region, according to data provided by the ministry of health on Dec. 13, with 58 total cases among residents and staff and 20 deaths.

Report reveals systemic failures in long-term care

Quebec ombudsperson Marie Rinfret didn’t mince words when releasing her office’s interim report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in long-term care homes. She concluded that residents of many long-term care homes, despite the at times heroic efforts of health-care workers, were victims of “dereliction of duty” by the health care system.

Vaccine offers hope for future Christmases

Christmas came early, with approval by Health Canada for at least one vaccine against COVID-19. It marked the official start to what will become the largest vaccination campaign in Canadian history.

As a general rule, the first to get the vaccine will be residents of long-term care homes and the health-care professionals who look after them – the groups hit hardest by the pandemic.

Suggesting a nominee for Canada’s Person of Annus Horribilis 2020

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The tradition of Time magazine picking a Person of the Year – or, from its debut in 1928 until 1999, either a Man or Woman of the Year – is a veritable, er, time capsule of the march of humanity.

Sagamité to rise from the ashes with government loan

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

Steeve Wadohandik Gros-Louis has been paddling in rough waters for the past two years.

In 2018, Sagamité, the Indigenous restaurant, gallery and cultural centre he founded in Wendake in 1999, was heavily damaged by an accidental fire.

Saint-Sacrement residence to be named for arboretum shrub

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

The QCT has learned what the name will be for the huge housing complex under construction at the prominent corner of Chemin Sainte-Foy and Avenue Saint-Sacrement, behind the abandoned Église du Très-Saint-Sacrement.

City sets pandemic rules for use of outdoor and indoor rinks

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Photo: Peter Black

Residents eager to lace up their skates and hop on the city’s outdoor and indoor rinks will need to abide by tightened restrictions due to the pandemic.

Last week, city officials announced the options available for using public ice surfaces. Two familiar rinks with refrigerated ice are already open, each with its own policy for users.

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