March 31 2021 Edition

More money for anglos in CAQ pandemic budget

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Photo: QCGN

Organizations representing Quebec anglophones say they are pleased with the increase in funding for the English-speaking minority contained in the provincial budget tabled on March 25.

The Easter Bunny hops around town delivering chocolate eggs

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin

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The Easter Bunny stopped by City Hall to deliver chocolates to Mayor Régis Labeaume and city councillors in the flower pots by the main entrance.

 

Coins may be antiquated, but can we trust cryptocurrency?

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Photo: depositphotos.com

Few people are travelling for pleasure or business these days. Before the pandemic hit, when folks could travel wherever time, money and a visa would allow them, they would inevitably bring back purses or fanny packs jingling with foreign currency. This essentially worthless metal treasure would then be squirreled away in drawers and closets around the family home.

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue Le Pailleur and Avenue Colonel Jones

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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

These streets in the Pointe-de-Sainte-Foy district of Quebec City are named after Charles Hugh Le Pailleur (Jones), who was born in Montreal on May 1, 1876, the son of Charles Goode and Maria (Barker) Jones.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Public Domain photo from Flickr

March 30, 1871 – The Morning Chronicle

Major construction for tramway set to begin in Saint-Roch

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Photo: Ville de Québec

The massive tramway project will soon get very real and probably chaotic as major construction work is set to begin in the Saint-Roch district.

With an official deal yet to be signed for the $3.3-billion system, city officials last week revealed plans to alter two key streets in the busy district to accommodate the tramway route.

Supersized Aussie bunnies enjoy their first time in snow

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Australian artist Amanda Parer’s illuminated art installations have visited almost 100 cities (usually with her in tow), but this Easter, she is lending her white rabbits to Manif D’Art and the Ville de Québec as part of their activités réconfortantes program, and she isn’t chaperoning them.

Hiking the trails of Mont Wright

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

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Photo: Lise Lafond

When arriving in Stoneham from the south via Boulevard Talbot or the Laurentian Autoroute (Highway 73), Mont Wright comes into view on the right, about two kilometres past the turnoff onto Avenue Tewkesbury.

Snow crab craze hits Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

In the week prior to delivery, Quebec City fishmongers were asked one question: when does the snow crab arrive? On March 26, a long line of people waited in the rain to get their hands on the precious snow crab from Les Pêcheries Raymond Desbois. The next day, the line formed about 30 minutes before opening. Snow crab season is here.

Up and coming entertainment

• The Quebec Art Company held an online reading of The Visitor on March 28. Monthly QACStage Pass performances of vintage radio plays are uploaded to the QAC YouTube channel on the last Sunday of every month and can be viewed free of charge anytime thereafter.

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