November 18 2020 Edition

‘Promising’ Medicago COVID-19 vaccine moves to Phase 2/3 trials

Photo: Medicago website

The quest for a coronavirus vaccine has moved from “if” to “when,” with a Quebec City-based company announcing “very promising results” in Phase 1 clinical trials.

Letter to Minister of Education Jean-François Roberge: Elections in red zones ‘absurd’

Dear Minister Roberge,

It was with stupefaction that we received your letter of Nov. 13, announcing the resumption of school elections with voting on Dec. 19 and 20.

Lawyer wants probe of mayor’s inaction on Maison Pollack

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Photo: Peter Black

Mayor Régis Labeaume could face legal action over the city’s delay in expropriating the historic Maison Pollack on Grande Allée.

Local lawyer and former municipal politician François Marchand filed a request last week with the Commission municipale du Québec to investigate the lack of action by the mayor.

QCGN also opposes holding school board elections in red zones

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) shares the disbelief of parents and school board officials who recently learned that English school board elections will be held on Dec. 19 and 20, despite the sustained surge in COVID-19 cases.

Quebec City would be a perfect fit for CPL, CFL, and women’s hockey


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Photo: Francis Vachon

The COVID-19 pandemic that has touched people around the world will certainly have effects on global sports franchises.

Hockey fans in Quebec City are still hoping for the return of a National Hockey League team to the Videotron Centre. I believe there may be a 2.0 version of the Quebec Nordiques, but “when” is the million-dollar question.

Remparts face QMJHL teams in the Videotron Centre ‘bubble’

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Photo: Jonathan Roy, Quebec Remparts

After a hiatus of almost six weeks, the Quebec Remparts are back on the ice against six other teams of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), in a compressed schedule that will see each team play six games.

The league’s protected environment or “bubble” schedule started on Nov. 17 and will end on Nov. 27.

Canadians hope for co-ordinated action against COVID-19

Huge numbers of Canadians watched the recent – and, depending on who you ask, ongoing – American presidential election.

One little pill bottle can make a big difference in reducing plastic waste


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Photo: Lise Lafond

Every year, Canadian pharmacies fill 744 million prescriptions. Of that number, 311 million are for people living in Quebec.

Most of these prescription drugs are dispensed in packaging that is not eco-friendly, which results in more than 6,000 tons of plastic and cardboard waste being thrown away.

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