October 7 2020 Edition

SSQ Insurance Quebec City Marathon a virtual success

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Pandemic, confinement, physical distancing, cooler temperatures … nothing stops the SSQ Insurance Quebec City Marathon from happening. The event encourages Quebecers to be more active. Normally, the full marathon, half-marathon, 10-kilometre, 5k and 2k (kids’) races have mass starts at designated times and dates – not this year.

Morrin Centre continues its mission in spite of COVID-19

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

On Sept. 23, the federal government announced in the throne speech that it would extend the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) “right through to next summer” and “work with businesses and labour to ensure the program meets the needs of the health and economic situation as it evolves.”

Jordan delayed trial ruling put to test in Normandeau case

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Several years ago, while on a visit to Ottawa, full of familiar haunts for your scribe, I took my sons to the Supreme Court of Canada building. It was an early weekday morning in the summer and the place was deserted. A good-natured guard agreed to allow the three of us to enter the stately, ornate courtroom, under his watchful eye.

Phelipe Soldevila holds a successful Canadian Bacon exhibit

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The pandemic couldn’t stop local artist Phelipe Soldevila and the Canadian Bacon collective from holding an exhibition of their recent works.

Paintings, photos and one sculpture by the group of emerging Quebec artists were on display at Sans Galerie Fixe (SGF), a converted yoga studio on Côte d’Abraham, from July 11 to Sept. 27. Strict public health guidelines were in place.

Three newcomers in CQSB election acclamations

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Photo: Peter Black from QCT archives

All but one of the 11 commissioner seats on the Central Québec School Board have been filled by acclamation as much-disputed English school board elections proceed.

Candidates had to file nomination papers signed by 10 eligible voters in their ward by the Sept. 27 deadline.


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Photo: NOAA Photo Library via Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

October 7, 1870 – The Morning Chronicle
To the Editor of the Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue Hocquart


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of Gilles Hocquart (1694-1783) who was the intendant of New France from 1729 to 1748, the longest intendancy in the colony’s history.

50th anniversary of the October Crisis - Part 1


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Photo: Courtesy of the Collection patrimoniale de la Sûreté du Québec

Fifty years ago, the front-page headline of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph’s Oct. 5 issue blared, “Mtl Kidnapping of UK Diplomat” and a national crisis began to unfold daily in its columns.

Following history’s trail in Métis-sur-Mer


Photo: Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence

Barbara Amsden has divided her time between Toronto and the tiny town of Métis-sur-Mer, east of Rimouski, for decades. Pamela Andersson’s family has lived there since the 19th century. Through their work with the community group Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence, they aim to help tourists and residents alike learn more about the historic anglophone presence in the area.

A season of unknowns await Guy Chouinard, Lions hockey

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Photo: SLC Athletics

In a world where the COVID-19 pandemic touches every sector, the CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions hockey team will be no different from the other 12 Division 1 teams playing in the 2020-21 Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) .

For Lions head coach Guy Chouinard, everything changed last spring. The pandemic forced the coaching staff to change its approach to the upcoming season.

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