April 8 2020 Edition

Rainbows continue to encourage us in Quebec City

Photos by Shirley Nadeau


“Ça va bien aller !”


Jeffery Hale Hospital coping with major COVID-19 outbreak

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Photo: Screenshot from Google maps

The Jeffery Hale Hospital earned the unfortunate distinction last week of recording the first death related to a COVID-19 outbreak in a health-care institution in the Quebec City region.

Coronavirus can be beaten: Fighting another stubborn Big C

Cancer can be beaten.”

That’s the headline from an article in the April 15, 1948, edition of Maclean’s magazine. The lengthy story, by noted author and naturalist C. Fred Dodsworth, begins with the description of 2,000 purebred mice being transported 3,000 feet down a mine in Northern Ontario to “Canada’s first underground laboratory for cancer research.”

The times they are a-changin’

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Photo: Danielle Burns

We are going into our second month since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Coronavirus pandemic on March 11. Since then much has changed: schools are closed, most businesses are shut and people are trying to balance childcare and homeschooling with working from home, if they are still lucky enough to have a job.

The Queen addresses the people of the U.K. and Commonwealth

Photo: Screenshot from CTV Newsfeed

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, on April 5, Queen Elizabeth II spoke to her subjects in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries around the world. Here are some excerpts from her address:

St. Lawrence campus “virtually” transformed

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

To “flatten the curve” of the COVID-19 pandemic, Premier François Legault ordered the closing of all educational institutions in Quebec on March 13. Four weeks later, the pandemic continues with no end in sight. Working with the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement Supérieur (MEES), some schools have created online virtual classes.


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Photo: Wikipedia Commons - Public Domain

April 11, 1870 – The Morning Chronicle
Opinions Of The People
(To the Editor of the Morning Chronicle)

COVID-19 halts St. Pat’s dreams of winning regional titles

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Photo: St. Patrick’s High Fighting Irish

The COVID-19 pandemic has dashed the dreams of two of St. Patrick’s High School’s seven basketball teams. The two had hoped to win a Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) banner for the 2019-2020 season, in the Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches conference.

Remparts, QMJHL and CHL fall victim to COVID-19

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Photo: Quebec Remparts

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an impact on the world of sports. The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) has announced that, for the first time in its 102-year history, the Memorial Cup won’t be played. And that cancellation has led to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) announcing that there won’t be any playoffs this spring.


from Susan Lukits

Dear Editor,

With the COVID-19 pandemic, we are certainly living in strange times. I didn’t realize how strange they were until I had my birthday on March 26 and had to go out grocery shopping. Much to my surprise, I experienced the following:

Question: What is a sign that you are having a birthday during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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