July 29 2020 Edition


On this 22nd day of July 2020, as a result of continuing weak demand due to COVID-19 and government travel restrictions, Air Canada, 7373 Côte-Vertu Boulevard West, Station Airport, P.O. 14000, Saint-Laurent, Quebec, H4Y 1H4, gives notice of the discontinuance of its year-round non-stop scheduled air services operated by Air Canada Express Carrier Jazz Aviation LP and authorized by Licence No.

Blueberry blitz helps local charities

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Families and friends lined up at the Bleuetière DuRoy with their containers on July 25. This was the first of three Saturdays where locals were invited to pick fresh blueberries free of charge. Owner Bruno Roy could not have predicted a better outcome: bright sun, a light breeze and happy pickers of all ages.

VEQ hosts a picnic for newcomers on the Plains

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) hosted a picnic on the Plains of Abraham on July 25 to meet and greet newcomers and make them feel welcome as they adjust to life in the greater Quebec City area. The activity was organized by VEQ’s newcomers co-ordinator Maria Castro.

Becoming habituated to calling the Montreal Canadiens Habs

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Oh boy! It’s almost August and the Stanley Cup playoffs are about to begin. Sure, go ahead, read that sentence again. Time for fans to cheer for their favourite team among the 24 that made the more-or-less arbitrary cut.

Meet Rev. Andrew K. Lairenge, Chalmers-Wesley’s new minister

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Photo: Andrew K. Lairenge

For Rev. Andrew Kinoti Lairenge, walking into Chalmers-Wesley United Church was like coming face to face with history.

View works of art at historical houses in Quebec City

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Four of Quebec City’s historical houses – Maison Hamel-Bruneau, Villa Bagatelle, Centre d’Interprétation historique de Sainte-Foy and Maison des Jésuites de Sillery – are featuring exhibits for you to discover this summer.

Homage to Louis-Pierre Bougie, master engraver

The story behind Rue Hector-Laferté


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of Hector Laferté, a Quebec lawyer and politician.

Born in Saint-Germain-de-Grantham in 1885, Laferté was educated at the Collège de Nicolet and Université Laval, where he was president of the university law students’ association. In 1909 he founded the Association de la Jeunesse libérale, and was one of its advisers.


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain photo by Bernard Gagnon

July 28, 1820 – The Quebec Gazette


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Paul Jackson JOHNSON

Paul Jackson Johnson, formerly of Toronto, died peacefully in Quebec City on July 15, 2020. He was the son of the late Mrs. Myrtle Jackson and the late Mr. John Johnson. Beloved husband of the late Mrs. Mary Frances Stanton Johnson.

Quebec Art Company loses another bright star

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Photo: QAC website

Hugh Corston (1954-2020), passed away July 3 at his home in Quebec City. He was born in Halifax, where he spent his formative years and early adulthood. He graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a specialty in languages.

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