April 7 2021 Edition

Mother Nature pulls a prank on April Fools’ Day

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin

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After weeks of warm weather, the city was blanketed with snow on April Fools' Day.

 

‘Dangerous situation’ in city as red zone reimposed

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Photo: Screenshot from Radio-Canada

After less than a month under relaxed “orange zone” COVID-19 restrictions, the Legault government threw residents of Quebec City, Lévis and Gatineau back into the red zone, for a minimum of 10 days and on barely a day’s notice.

Memories still vivid of Summit of the Americas madness in Quebec City

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

My souvenir riot puck may be somewhere in the house or lost over the boards. The mini-disc recorder a masked Black Bloc thug stomped to pieces with his army boot stayed in a bag in my office drawer for years before finally being chucked out.

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue du Corps-de-Garde

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

This short dead-end street in the Old City that runs off Rue Saint-Louis has been very much in the public eye lately, as it is where the iconic “cannonball tree” used to stand. A footpath and stairs lead toward the fortified walls of the Parc du Cavalier-du-Moulin.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

Researched and compiled by Lorie Pierce, [email protected]

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

April 5, 1821 – The Quebec Gazette
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Shirley,

My sister just sent me your review of the film Le Sang du pélican. It’s a beautiful testimony [to the Ursulines] and surely gives us the urge to see the film.

It appears that you have a special interest in the Ursuline Monastery. It represents a treasure in the history of Quebec City and your writing is filled with the richness of this heritage.

Quebecers rally for domestic violence prevention

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Photo: Sylvie Lemelin

On April 2, thousands of people in more than 20 cities and towns across Quebec took part in rallies to denounce domestic violence and call on the provincial government to invest more in shelter space for women and families fleeing violence and in violence prevention programs. Several hundred people gathered in front of the National Assembly.

Protesters sound the alarm for the public sector

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Photo: Danielle Burns

On March 31, as the Quebec government was preparing a 5 p.m. announcement to turn Quebec City and other regions including Lévis and Gatineau from orange zones to red, public sector workers were protesting in front of the National Assembly and in front of Premier François Legault’s office.

René-Lévesque group demands transparency on tramway plans

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Photo: Ville de Québec

A group calling itself Tronçon 9 is demanding the city provide more information on plans for the tramway line along Boulevard René-Lévesque.

SLC student Virginie Ruest selected as Morehead-Cain Scholar

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Photo: Champlain-St. Lawrence

CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC) was pleased to announce on April 1 that Virginie Ruest, a second-year health science student and member of the Lions’ track and field team, was selected as a Morehead-Cain Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Fewer than four per cent of candidates will become members of the Class of 2025, placing Ruest among a strong and select group.

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