May 5 2021 Edition

A ‘pink’ supermoon appears over Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On the evening of April 26, people looking toward the southeastern sky saw the rising “pink moon,” the first of two supermoons of 2021. This moon appears no different from the average full moon to many observers, and is more orange (when near the horizon) or white (as it rises higher in the sky) than pink.

Mothers (and Ken Dryden) nurtured Canada’s advances in child care

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It’s not just because of a possible playoff matchup between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens that Ken Dryden’s name is in the news.

Tramway on a roll: Call for tenders made, alternate routes proposed

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Photo: Ville de Québec

Quebec City’s tramway project picked up serious momentum last week with the call for tenders to build and maintain the system, and the announcement of possible routes and stations for the tram lines.

Following official approval by the Quebec government on April 7, the city can now invite bids on the project contained in a 3,000-page proposal prepared by the tramway project office.

The story behind Rue Luc-Pelletier

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Luc Pelletier (1859-1944) was born in Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies (Lower Saint Lawrence) and was an entrepreneur who played a key role in the development of the Notre-Dame-des-Laurentides municipality, today a part of the Charlesbourg borough of Quebec City.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

May 5, 1821 – The Quebec Gazette
School Master Wanted

Get prepared during Public Safety Awareness Week

May 2-8 is Public Safety Awareness Week in Quebec. Throughout the week, posts will be published on the social media accounts of the Ministry of Public Security to remind the public, especially young families, of the importance of being prepared for emergencies, particularly for prolonged power outages.

V for Vaccination: Give it your best shot!

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Photo: Ann Paré

As of this writing, nearly 3.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered around the province, to more than 3 million Quebecers. Are you one of them? As of May 5, anyone 40 or older can now schedule their own vaccination online at clicsante.ca and on May 7, people aged 35-39 will be eligible.

Ste-Foy Elementary students reach OSEntreprendre finals

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Photo: Mélissa Breton

Karen Cormier, a teacher at Ste-Foy Elementary School (SFE) contacted the QCT in mid-April to share some good news about the Cycle 1 students’ “Endless Friendship” project.

Ageism: an age-old form of discrimination

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Photo: Danielle Burns

The Jeffery Hale Wellness Centre, in conjunction with the Observatory on Aging and Society (OAS) based in Montreal, conducted a one-hour videoconference to promote ageism awareness on April 29. The event marked the launch of the Wellness Centre's new Well 50+ programming series.

City, COC say only Vancouver under consideration for 2030 Winter Olympics

The City of Quebec informs residents that the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) has communicated at least three times, including twice by letter, with [Québec 2030 spokesperson] Mark Charest to inform him of their intention to consider only the city of Vancouver for a future Canadian candidacy for the hosting of the 2030 Olympic Winter Games.

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