April 15 2020 Edition

Samuel de Champlain wonders, “Where have all the people gone?”

Photos by Shirley Nadeau


Samuel de Champlain must be wondering where all the tourists have gone!


The Easter Bunny visits the Old City

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin


The Easter Bunny’s first stop to deliver some chocolate eggs in Old Quebec was on Dufferin Terrace, in front of the Château Frontenac.

Fiddling around with Super(star) rainbows

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Photo: Lucie Bouchard

Lucie Bouchard, the Quebec Art Company’s wardrobe mistress, put her talents to work on a different cause when she created this gorgeous rainbow using remnants of fabric from the troupe’s costume department.

Unimaginable: COVID-19 kills FEQ 2020, Fête nationale on Plains

Photo: Halsey Facebook page

When Premier François Legault took a stroll on the Plains of Abraham a few Saturdays ago, the possibility – perhaps inevitability – of a summer deprived of public gatherings in the city’s spectacular park must have been on his mind.

What are you doing to keep busy during COVID-19 isolation?

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Photo: Lise Lafond

QCT journalist and photographer Lise Lafond says . . . “I’m keeping busy with spring cleaning both inside and outside the house, plus the barn. It feels pretty strange to stay at home. My car hasn’t been out of the yard since March 13.”


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

April 15, 1895 – The Quebec Morning Chronicle
Owing to the recent heavy rain the water in the rivers on the north bank of the St. Lawrence rose very rapidly, breaking up the ice and carrying it down to the St. Lawrence. At Portneuf several bridges were swept away; also a pier above the Paper Mills of J. Ford & Co.

The story behind Parc Gilles-Lamontagne


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Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

This park is named in honour of Gilles Lamontagne (1919-2016), who was the mayor of Quebec City from 1965 to 1977.

Pandemic 2020: A social-distancing space odyssey

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(With apologies to speculative fiction writers everywhere.)

"What did you do in the pandemic of 2020, Grandpa?”

COVID-19 crisis won’t stop marine radio and traffic operations

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Photo: Luc Lang

The COVID-19 pandemic has seemingly stopped the world, except for the essential services that are needed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Services available at Jeffery Hale Hospital

The emergency room at Jeffery Hale Hospital has been converted to a “Designated Evaluation Clinic” (DEC) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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