July 22 2020 Edition

Peter MacKay tours Quebec in quest for Tory leadership

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Photo: Chisholm Pothier

The man who stands a fighting chance of becoming prime minister of Canada in the foreseeable future is on the phone, punctual, and eager to chat.

The Marquis de Montcalm distributes plants to hospital workers

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Marquis de Montcalm (a.k.a. Benoît Gilbert, development and marketing officer of the National Battlefields Commission) dropped by this scribe’s office on July 16 with a special delivery of bags of seedlings, cultivated in the Plains of Abraham greenhouses.

DuProprio proves Quebec’s real estate world not immovable

We have made a grand total of three real estate transactions in our time, two purchases and one sale. While I cannot recall the decor of the notaries’ offices where the deals were concluded, I do remember, in each case, the realtors’ glowing eyes as they grabbed their commission cheques.

What’s the buzz about bees at Saint B’s?

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Photo: Stephanie Brushett

Have you heard the buzz? Saint Brigid’s Home is now housing honey bees in the back garden!

Long road back for Quebec City hotels

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Photo: Château Frontenac

In any other year, the Auberge Internationale de Québec would be buzzing with backpackers looking for somewhere to set down their gear before heading to the Plains of Abraham, wandering the streets of Vieux-Québec or having a drink at a nearby pub. Not this year.

Place de Paris inaugurated on Bastille Day

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

Four hundred years ago it was a beach. Now, after a $4-million redevelopment project, Place de Paris in Old Quebec is a multi-purpose public square ready to welcome crowds, whenever crowds return.

City and Quebec government officials inaugurated the 2,500-square-metre space, at the intersection of Rue Dalhousie and Rue du Marché-Finlay, on July 14, Bastille Day.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

July 22, 1870 – The Morning Chronicle

Nomad Tours are not just for tourists

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Photo: Danielle Burns

On a perfect mid-July day – sunny but not too hot – this QCT journalist was treated to a tour of Old Quebec in English by Nomad Tours Québec owner and guide Marie-Pierre Lessard.

Human trials begin for COVID-19 vaccine right here in Quebec City

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Photo: Medicago

One of the solutions to the coronavirus pandemic could come from a Quebec City research lab. On July 14, Sainte-Foy-based Medicago announced that the first doses of a potential COVID-19 vaccine had been administered to human volunteers.

QMJHL teams to play 60 games in three divisions in 2020-2021

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Photo: Quebec Remparts

According to several reports, the Quebec Remparts and the other 17 teams of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) will play a reduced schedule in 2020-2021.

Guillaume Lefrançois of La Presse reports that each team will play 60 games, down from the regular 68 that each club normally plays.

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