January 13 2021 Edition

COVID-19 curfew puts many outdoor activities on ice

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During the first weekend of curfew, pick-up hockey was popular at the Anse-à-Cartier park along the St. Charles River. Photo by Danielle Burns

 

Family hockey bubble

Photo by Peter Black

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Five members of the Patenaude family picked up sticks and laced up for a little early-morning shinny on the rink in front of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec on Grande Allée. Under the latest COVID-19 restrictions, only family “bubbles” are allowed to play hockey on the city’s outdoor rinks.

Quebec imposes curfew hoping to curb COVID-19

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Photo: Screenshot from Facebook

The decision of the Quebec government to impose a curfew became real for most of the population at about 6:30 on Saturday, Jan. 9. At that time, security alerts on cell phones began sounding the warning that the curfew would take effect at 8 p.m that night.

Banking on an all-Canadian hockey division: personal cheques for body checks

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Good thing we’ve got NHL hockey to keep us indoors after 8 p.m., eh?
No, we’re not going to talk about the curfew here. What is there to say besides yet another chorus of pandemic-inspired WTFs (where the F, kids, stands for “fudge”)?

No, let’s talk hockey, eh! Canadian hockey, eh! A brand new and temporary all-Canadian division, eh! Eh?

The story behind Avenue, Allée, Jardin and Promenade des Gouverneurs

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Thaddée Lebel, circa 1930, Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Two streets, a garden and a promenade are reminders that Quebec City was the location of the official residences of lieutenant-governors of Quebec and governors general of Canada for more than 100 years, and of French colonial governors centuries earlier.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain



Couperin Concerts going for baroque online

The Couperin Concerts are back (online) and are “going for baroque” with baritone Hugo Laporte and lutenist, theorbist and guitarist Charles Galipeau.

The concert consists of excerpts from baroque operas and solos for theorbo and lute, and includes works by Dowland, Purcell, Handel, Corbetta, Visée, Lambert, Lully and Couperin. Several arrangements are by Galipeau.

Saint Brigid’s COVID-19 outbreak over; hospital cases cause concern

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

The coronavirus outbreak that claimed more than 30 lives at Saint Brigid’s Home in November and December is officially over. Starting in late December, the home recorded 14 days without a new COVID-19 case.

Skiing and snowboarding more popular than ever during COVID-19

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Once the snow begins to pile up, skiers are eager to hit the slopes, even during a pandemic. Ski resorts throughout Quebec are prepared for a record-breaking season this year. Not even a provincewide curfew has stopped people from strapping on their skis and snowboards.

Vandal leaves tache on Taché statue in new location

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

A statue of a father of Confederation displaced from a prime riverside location got a golden welcome from a vandal in its new, more discreet spot.

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