May 13 2020 Edition

Plenty of Rainbows in the Avenue James-Lemoine area

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin

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A Post-it Note rainbow brightens a window in the Avenue James-Lemoine area in Sillery.

 

Window shopping for rainbows in Quebec City

Photos by Shirley Nadeau

At the QCT we’re always on the outlook for crafty rainbows. These two are not what you might call “homemade” but they certainly are eye-catching and get the message across that “Everything’s going to be all right!”

 

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MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

May 11, 1820 – The Quebec Gazette
The New Sovereign

The Four Indian Kings

DVENTURES IN GENEALOGY

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons-Public Domain

Many of us have delved into hobbies since the “stay-at-home” policy has been in place. My hobbies include researching our family origins and having our DNA analyzed to discover who we are descended from.

The story behind Rue Hérelle

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of bacteriologist Félix-Hubert d’Hérelle (1873-1949). He was born and died in Paris, but lived in Montreal for a number of years. His work contributed to the advancement of research on infectious diseases.

Basically a self-taught scientist, he had only a high school education in Paris, and attended a few lectures at the University of Bonn in Germany.

Alberta oil not ‘dead,’ just taking the long way to market

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Everyone liking those dirt-cheap gas prices? Bargain rates at the pump are on the lengthy list of things you never thought you’d see – all thanks to a nasty virus.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor,

I wish to inform you and your readers of an unacceptable situation here in Quebec City.

Crisis management over videoconference: Lightbound looks back on historic spring

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Photo: House of Commons website

From the COVID-19 pandemic to the devastating mass shooting in Nova Scotia, the spring of 2020 has brought some of the darkest moments in Canadian history – and mobilized sweeping and innovative responses from all levels of government and from Canadians.

School back in session for CQSB elementary school students

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

All Central Québec School Board (CQSB) elementary schools were expected to reopen on schedule May 11, according to CQSB chairperson Stephen Burke. Burke is confident that schools will be able to abide by social-distancing guidelines and hygiene measures when they reopen.

Quebec City-Lévis ferry back on schedule

On May 11, the Quebec City-Lévis ferry returned to its regular schedule. From now on, ferries will depart from each side of the river every 60 minutes from 6 a.m. to 2:20 a.m., increasing to every 40 minutes during rush hour.

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