June 2 2021 Edition

Ernest Miller and Annie Fortier Miller

IN MEMORIAM

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Annie Fortier Miller

Passed Away May 25th, 2009

 

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Local companies open a new vaccination site in the Port of Quebec

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The new Ross Gaudreault Cruise Terminal at Pier 30, near the Bunge grain elevators, has become a temporary COVID-19 vaccination site.

Second supermoon in two months delights sky watchers

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin

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Quebecers can’t see forest mismanagement through the trees

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As they get their second dose, doff their masks and burst from their bubbles, Quebecers by the thousands will head off this summer to hike trails, set up at a campsite, open the cottage or slip their watercraft into the lake or stream. Some will even hop aboard a seaplane for a fishing expedition and get a bird’s-eye view of the boundless forests of Quebec.

Michelle Morin-Doyle among departing city councillors

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Photo: Ville de Québec website

Michelle Morin-Doyle is among four city councillors from Équipe Labeaume who are not planning to run again in November’s municipal election.

Morin-Doyle, a former chair of the Central Québec School Board and president of Voice of English-speaking Québec, has served as Mayor Régis Labeaume’s deputy mayor since she was first elected in 2009.

City’s new tourism campaign aimed at Quebecers

Quebec City is going all out to persuade tourists to visit the city this summer. A $27-million package of measures is aimed at helping the pandemic-battered tourism industry recover from a disastrous year.

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Avenue Louis-Jobin

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of Louis Jobin, best known as a sculptor of religious statuary, born in Saint-Raymond de Portneuf in 1845. At the age of 14 or 15, he went to work with his uncle, a woodcarver living in Quebec City, employed in the shipbuilding industry. He apprenticed with François-Xavier Berlinquet in Quebec City, and later with the English sculptor William Bolton in New York.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

June 4, 1821 – The Quebec Gazette
Cleopatra’s Needle
Cleopatra’s Needle may be shortly expected to arrive in London from Alexandria – a present from the Pasha of Egypt to His Majesty George IV. It is, we understand, to be set up in Waterloo Place, opposite Carlton House. The weight of the column is about 200 tons, the diameter at the pedestal 7 feet.

City diversity strategy embraces festivals

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Photo: Juanita Craig from QCT archives

On May 16, declared the International Day of Living Together in Peace by the United Nations, the Ville de Québec announced plans to invest a total of more than $10.5 million over three years into equity, diversity and inclusion programming.

Polls reveal divisions over language rights

Non-francophones hold widely diverging views from French-speaking Quebecers on Bill 96, which aims to reinforce the Charter of the French Language (Bill 101).

A majority of anglophones and allophones also believe the debate over the proposed legislation will strain relations between the majority and minority communities.

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