April 29 2020 Edition

In memory of the Nova Scotia victims

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

On April 24, at 5 p.m., a small but devoted group of people gathered in the close of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity to pay tribute to the 22 people who lost their lives on April 18 and 19 in a 12-hour-long shooting spree carried out by one person in the usually peaceful Nova Scotia countryside.

Original rainbows continue to cheer up folks in Quebec City

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This rainbow is made entirely of individual dots. “Ca va bien aller!” Photo by Shirley Nadeau 

City unveils market, movie and bike plans to boost spring spirits

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Photo: Peter Black

City officials have rolled out a series of measures to boost the morale of a citizenry worn out by a winter of pandemic lockdown and isolation. Among the initiatives “to provide citizens with a green spring” are the opening of the Sainte-Foy public market, an improved bicycle path network, and the resumption of horticultural activities and community gardens.

Thank you all for your service: Canadian military personnel summoned to help health warriors

This old world keeps spinning ’round, though much of the frenzied activity of its human occupants has been put on hold thanks to a rampant rogue virus.

QHS Trivia Night held online this year

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

So, this is what the pandemic has led us to. Playing trivia games online instead of in the comfort of the Quebec High School gymnasium. And on an app called Kahoot, of all things!

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Public Domain image from Toronto Library website

April 30, 1870 – The Morning Chronicle

COVID or not, spring is here!

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Crocuses open in the warm spring sunshine, accompanied by dainty pink scilla. Photo by Shirley Nadeau

Reaction to a Street View

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

After the QCT published Bill Cox’s Street Views column of April 15 featuring the story behind Parc Gilles-Lamontagne, the writer’s daughter Maureen Cox, who is a colleague of Lamontagne’s son, Michel, received the following message (in French) from him.

Jeffery Hale Community Partners thank volunteers

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Photo: Jeffery Hale Community Partners

At this time of year, we usually host an up-beat happy hour to celebrate all our volunteers, for having given time to the community Wellness Centre. This annual get-together is our opportunity to express our humble thanks for the contributions they’ve made to our dynamic community.

OBITUARY: Phyllis Alexandra (née Young) THOMPSON

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Phyllis Alexandra (née Young) THOMPSON

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our much-loved Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother. Phyllis was born in Quebec City on January 10, 1931 and passed away on April 5, 2020 in Scarborough, Ontario.

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