April 28 2021 Edition

Quebec celebrates Earth Day under a blanket of snow

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

To celebrate Earth Day, Mother Nature prepared a weather system worthy of a glorious winter day. After several weeks of relatively warm temperatures, residents of Quebec City ended April 21 in the midst of a windy snowfall and woke up the next day to a fluffy white blanket of snow.

Private schools are ‘above the law’ when it comes to Bill 21

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Quebec Justice Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette is 34 years old, born in 1987, five years after the signing of the Canadian Constitution with its Charter of Rights and Freedoms, containing the famous Section 23, known as the Canada Clause.

Quebec City finally closes the deal to buy Maison Pollack

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Photo: Peter Black

Mayor Régis Labeaume is planning a visit soon to the city’s newest acquisition, the crumbling mansion on Grande Allée known as Maison Pollack.

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue Louis-Alexandre-Taschereau

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street was named in honour of Louis-Alexandre Taschereau (1867-1952), who served as the 14th premier of Quebec from 1920 to 1936. Born in Quebec City, he was the son of Jean-Thomas Taschereau, a lawyer who became a judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, and Marie-Louise-Joséphine Caron.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

Researched and compiled by Lorie Pierce, [email protected]

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

April 27, 1821 – The Quebec Gazette
Quebec Library

V for Vaccination: Give it your best shot!

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Photo: Ray and Lynda Lemelin

As of this writing, 2.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered a

Bill 21: Use of notwithstanding clause would run roughshod over rights of English-speaking Quebecers

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Photo: QCGN

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is alarmed that Premier François Legault has foreshadowed that the Quebec government may invoke the notwithstanding clause to limit the linguistic rights of English-speaking Quebecers.

Health Canada to review Medicago Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trials

As Canada’s COVID-19 immunization campaign accelerates, one of the country’s few homegrown vaccine candidates is moving ever closer to approval.

Quebec City-based Medicago announced last week that Health Canada has “received for review the first portion of Medicago's plant-derived COVID-19 vaccine candidate rolling submission.”

Reconnect to your ‘inner tortoise’ at the Blue Met Festival

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Photo: Screenshot by Danielle Burns

"Ask the books I’ve read why I have changed.”

William St-Hilaire said this quote by Indian poet Kamala Das has inspired her from the moment she joined the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival as president, general manager and artistic director 10 years ago.

Avenue Saint-Sacrement blocked to connect new building

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

A major construction operation on Avenue Saint-Sacrement has forced motorists to make a detour around the zone via Boulevard de l’Entente for the past two weeks. According to city documents, the work should be completed by April 28.

The stretch of the street between Chemin Sainte-Foy and Boulevard Charest is a key artery for commuters, often backed up during peak traffic periods.

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