April 21 2021 Edition

The funeral of Prince Philip unites people around the world

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Photo: Screenshot from CBC News by Shirley Nadeau

Millions of people around the world watched the funeral of Prince Philip held in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in England on April 17.

Due to the pandemic, only 30 members of the prince’s immediate family attended the service in the chapel. Members of the public were asked not to congregate in Windsor, but to stay home and watch the service on television.

The people retake a stake in former People’s Airline Air Canada

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We Canadians, all 37.5 million of us, are now shareholders of Air Canada, thanks to the $6-billion financial support package the federal government negotiated with Canada’s dominant airline last week.

Federal government says it wants to buy back historic Quebec Bridge

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Photo: Peter Black from QCT archives

The historic, rusting Quebec Bridge is one “major step” closer to a sorely needed paint job.

On April 16, Minister of Infrastructure Catherine McKenna announced the federal government will “repatriate” the 102-year-old structure spanning the St. Lawrence River.

The story behind Boulevard Liégeois

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

This street is named in honour of Jean Liégeois (1600-1655), a Jesuit friar who was born in Verdun, France.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

Researched and compiled by Lorie Pierce, [email protected]

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain
April 20, 1871 – The Morning Chronicle

Former Centraide boss Bruno Marchand running for mayor

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Photo: QFF website

Another name – and party – have been added to the growing list of contenders for city hall.

Last week, Bruno Marchand, 48, best known as the head of the city’s Centraide campaign, threw his hat into the ring under the banner of a new party, Québec Forte et Fière (QFF), which translates to Quebec City, strong and proud.

ELAN’s Brennan imagines a post-COVID arts scene

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Photo: Patrick Brennan

The coronavirus pandemic has blazed a trail of destruction through the performing arts sphere in Quebec and around the world, leaving a disturbing number of closed venues, indefinitely postponed shows and unemployed artists in its wake.

V for Vaccination: Give it your best shot!

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Photo: Andrew Caddell

As of this writing, 2.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered around the province, to over two million Quebecers. Are you one of them? Anyone 60 or older can now schedule their own vaccination online at quebec.ca/en/health.  

Plans underway for 15th Quebec Celtic Festival

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Photo: Festival celtique de Québec

Press release
April 6 was Tartan Day and in spite of the present uncertain situation, a celebratory feeling reigned among the team behind the organization of the Quebec Celtic Festival. Tartan Day was the ideal day to announce that the festival’s 15th edition will be held from Sept. 10 to 12.

Canada takes aim at terrorists

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Our view of terrorism has been changing over the past few years.
There was a time not so long ago when we all knew what a terrorist looked and sounded like – a wild-eyed guy spewing violent threats against us in some foreign language.

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