October 14 2020 Edition

Echaquan’s death sparks reckoning on racism

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Photo: Florence Landry

Joyce Echaquan, a 37-year-old mother of seven and member of the Atikamekw Nation, died at the Centre hospitalier régional de Lanaudière (CHRL), in Joliette, on Sept. 23. The evening of her death, Echaquan recorded a video on Facebook Live. In obvious terror, she can be heard screaming and pleading for someone to come get her.

Côte de Sillery lookout now open for viewing

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

One of the more scenic hillside traverses in Quebec City now has a spectacular lookout.

City officials recently inaugurated the Belvédère de la Côte de Sillery, a project first announced two years ago. Perched on the curve of the steep road and sidewalk, the glass-fenced lookout offers what is described in a city press release as a view from “a hitherto untapped natural promontory.”

Enter the QCT’s ‘Signs of Fall’ photo contest!

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Photo: Joanie Hicks Lévesque


CONTEST ENDED on Oct. 23. See the Oct. 28 edition for the list of winners! 


Prepare to be amazed by Halloween on the Plains of Abraham

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Photo: NBC

Ghosts from the past are awakening on the Plains of Abraham. From Oct. 1 to Nov. 8, greet them during mysterious Halloween activities sure to amaze young and old.

Visit the Halloween Garden in the Joan of Arc Garden and wander amid a spooky ambiance of legends and tombstones, reminders of the park’s history, from Oct. 1 to Nov. 1, daily (free activity).

Somewhere over the rainbow

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin


One end of the bright rainbow seems to touch the roof of the Château Frontenac.



School board elections on hold; Burke stays as CQSB chair

Stephen Burke has decided to postpone his planned retirement as chair of the Central Québec School Board (CQSB). The change of plan is a direct result of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which compelled the Quebec government to postpone school board elections.


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

October 15, 1895 – The Quebec Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue Jacques-Parizeau


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Photo: Harvey Majo from Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of Jacques Parizeau (1930-2015), the 26th premier of Quebec. Born in Montreal, he was the son of Gérard Parizeau, who built one of Quebec’s great fortunes and one of the province’s largest financial firms from a brokerage he established in the 1930s.

50th anniversary of the October Crisis, Part 2


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

As the 1970 October Crisis unfolded, the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph (QCT) kept its readers informed.

As second wave hits, why are Quebec infection numbers still so distinct?

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There are an awful lot of things that make Quebec a distinct society, to use the term former premier Robert Bourassa popularized. Mind you, when he most famously used the phrase, in June 1990 upon the failure of the Meech Lake Accord, “distinct society” became a code word for the quasi-independence of Quebec.

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