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Virtual historical rally organized in the Old Port area

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For the past three years, the Port of Quebec has organized a historical pedestrian rally in the Old Port area. This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, a virtual rally has been organized. The rally team recently sent the QCT the following information to share with our readers:

New YMCA set to open in Saint-Roch

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

Quebec City’s dazzling new YMCA building is set to welcome users in mid-September, but the media – and some youth groups – have been getting sneak peeks.

Rue du Cul-de-Sac

Photos by Danielle Burns

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Colourful umbrellas floating above Rue du Cul-de-Sac attract people to the sometimes forgotten street nestled in the Quartier Petit Champlain between the St. Lawrence River and the Château Frontenac (towering above). 

 

Happy two-metre camping at VIVA Petit-Saguenay

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Photo: Danielle Burns

The day after a friend recommended Village Vacances (VIVA) Petit-Saguenay for a camping trip, we went shopping for a tent. But it’s mid-August and COVID-19 has inspired more Quebecers to take vacations in their own province, so the pickings were slim for camping gear.

Imagine Van Gogh at the Centre des Congrès de Québec

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Can you imagine walking among much-larger-than-life works of art by Vincent Van Gogh projected on enormous screens? Visitors are not sure whether they are immersed in the paintings or the paintings are immersed in them.

Kamala Harris’ Quebec stint a lesson in political change

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

You might call it a sign of the times. If you drive east along Montreal’s Sainte-Catherine Street, just before it splits off to Dorchester Boulevard, you will go by a 1960s-era institutional building, with tall concrete pillars and glass blocks adorning the entrance. The signage on the structure, in large metal letters above the columns, is simply one word: Westmount.

Marchand stages a sit-in in front of the National Assembly

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Jonathan Marchand, age 43, has muscular dystrophy. For over a decade he has been a resident in a centre d’hébergement de soins de longue durée (CHSLD), a long-term care facility near Mont-Sainte-Anne.

CQSB prepared for back-to-school mask rules

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Photo: Sharon McCutcheon from UpSplash

Central Québec School Board chairman Stephen Burke said schools under the board “have no problem” with the rules the Quebec government issued recently for the wearing of masks in school buildings once the fall term begins in the coming weeks.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

August 20, 1870 – The Morning Chronicle
[City Council] Orders of the Day
The first order was a report from the Road Committee recommending the tender of Mr. Louis Larose at $7.25 per toise* for the construction of retaining walls in Champlain and Valier Streets. Carried without debate.

The story behind Autoroute Henri-IV

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This highway is named in honour of Henri IV (1553-1610), one of France’s greatest kings and a key figure in the country’s economic, military and cultural prowess during the 17th century. The first monarch of France from the House of Bourbon, Henri was King of Navarre (as Henri III) from 1572 and King of France from 1589 to 1610.

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