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The Wolfe Monument is going “topless”

Photo by Shirley Nadeau

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The Wolfe Monument in front of the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec is temporarily “topless” while the helmet and sword that normally cap the top of the famous column undergo restoration work by the National Battlefields Commission.

Balustrade missing on Dufferin Terrace

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

While strolling along Dufferin Terrace recently, I noticed a section of the balustrade was missing. Then I spotted the sign on the temporary protective fence that was preventing people from falling over the cliff down to Rue du Petit-Champlain below.

Tourist industry plots post-COVID future

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Photo: Ruby Pratka from QCT archives

In a normal year, the first groups of tourists would already be wandering through Old Quebec and Petit-Champlain, cameras and phones at the ready for pictures. Marjolaine De Sa, Simon Jacobs and their colleagues would be interviewing staff, organizing repairs and quickly and methodically preparing for the inevitable influx of tour groups.

So close and yet so far: Pandemic stops refugee travel to region

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Photo: Action Réfugiés Montréal

Refugees bound for the Quebec City area have been stopped in their tracks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jeffery Hale Hospital still epicentre of QC coronavirus cases

Jeffery Hale Hospital continues to be the epicentre of COVID-19 cases in the Quebec City region. As of April 20, public officials reported a total of 16 deaths related to the virus at the Jeff.

Shooting spree in Nova Scotia leads to at least 19 deaths

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Photo: RCMP Nova Scotia

On the afternoon of April 19, local and national media reported that a lone gunman on a wild shooting spree had been apprehended by police in Enfield, N.S.

COVID-19 Self-care Guide distributed in French only

The Government of Quebec determined it was a public health imperative that a detailed 24-page guide providing Quebecers with critical information on best practices in dealing with the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency be delivered to every household. This was done, at substantial cost, because every Quebecer needs to have this information.

Québec Capitales have different scenarios for the 2020 season

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Québec Capitales baseball team, along with the other 13 teams in the newly expanded Frontier League, are looking at different scenarios for the 2020 season, which has been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

During a telephone interview with the QCT on April 18, team president Michel Laplante said the league is looking at June 15 to start the season.

Quebec City athletes nominated for SPORTSQUÉBEC awards

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Photo: QMJHL

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed another sports victim – the 47th annual SPORTSQUÉBEC gala.

Sports movies – a good way to replace live events

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Photo: thewrap.com

At this time of year, sports fans usually have lots of games to choose from, both on television and online.

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