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The Samuel-De Champlain Bridge illuminated in tribute to the victims of the Quebec City mosque

From sunset to 1 a.m., the Samuel-De Champlain Bridge will take part in the Carré vert solidarity and hope campaign and will light up in tribute to the victims of the attack on the Quebec City mosque. • Read also: Mosque survivor is forced into self-isolation • Read also: There is still work to be done to bring communities together after the mosque attack • Read also: Much interest in the debate on the sentence of Bissonnette Launched in 2020, The Green Square Campaign takes place during the week leading up to January 29 to commemorate the victims and survivors of the attack on the Quebec City mosque. The green square represents the green carpets of the Quebec mosque, where the victims stood to pray. Five years ago, an Islamophobic white supremacist shot ...
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Booster dose for infected people | Quebec turns around

After encouraging infected people in mid-January to receive a booster dose as soon as the symptoms of COVID-19 end, Quebec did an about-face on Friday. It is now better to wait eight weeks after recovery, said the government, saying it is based on an opinion from the Committee on Immunization of Quebec (CIQ). However, in the opinion in question, the CIQ considers that it is preferable to wait for new vaccines that are more effective against the variants. Posted yesterday at 8:31 p.m. Florence Morin Martel The Press...
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Tourism: a second offensive to animate Quebec

At the dawn of February, Destination Québec cité launches another promotion to see its citizens play tourists in the capital. In this difficult period, the organization had relaunched last week the promotion on the second night free until March 4 next in the hotels of the region. The list of hoteliers has already reached 75 establishments. Additionally, from 1is as of February 28, Destination Québec cité now invites citizens of the Québec region to stay in participating accommodation establishments in the region offering a 50% discount on all their nights and to obtain a $25 credit upon presentation of the bill for a restaurant of their choice, in the dining room or for a take-out meal. In order to give establishments time to register, citizens will be able...
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“We came out of the tunnel” | Quebec announces “a few small relaxations”

Faced with the drop in hospitalizations that he hopes to see accelerate, the Legault government authorizes “a few small relaxations”. The dining rooms of the restaurants will be able to reopen under certain conditions from January 31, and Quebecers will be able to gather with four people or two bubbles. Civilian and extracurricular sports reserved for young people will also resume on Monday, while performance halls and cinemas will restart on February 7. Posted at 1:55 p.m. Updated at 3:20 p.m. Henri Ouellette-Vezina The Press ...
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France | Death of Monique Blin, ally of Quebec theater

Monique Blin, former director and co-founder of the Festival des Francophonies in Limousin died Monday evening in Paris, following a long illness. The news of his death was confirmed by his daughter, Véronique Saavedra. Posted at 11:35 a.m. Luc Boulanger The PressMonique Blin was the head of the Limoges Francophone Theater Festival for sixteen years (which has often changed its name). Very attached to contemporary writing, the director has accompanied and revealed many French-speaking authors and a...
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Quebec Action Plan: more than $1 billion in mental health

The Quebec government will invest more than $1 billion to improve access to mental health care and services. The interdepartmental mental health action plan (PAISM) announced Tuesday by the government will extend over a period of five years during which 10 government departments and agencies will collaborate with several other partners. A total of $1,152,959,667 will be invested in mental health. "This is the first action plan in mental health with investments of this magnitude, which will contribute, among other things, to improving access to services, providing recovery-oriented care and promoting the implementation of best practices. “, can we read in a press release. The objective of this plan is to allow all Quebecers to have access to the services they ne...
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Assessment of COVID-19 in Quebec | 85 deaths, 21 fewer hospitalizations

At a time when Prime Minister François Legault is to announce new reductions in health rules, Quebec on Tuesday lists 85 additional deaths linked to the virus and a further drop in hospitalizations in its health network. Posted at 11:01 a.m. Updated at 11:18 a.m. Henri Ouellette-Vezina The PressThese 85 additional deaths bring the daily average to 69. The one-week trend thus remains up by around 14%, but still marks a sharp slowdown in their growth for a few days already....
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Attack on the Great Mosque of Quebec | Aquil Virani pays tribute to the victims

Canadian artist Aquil Virani has produced a series of paintings in tribute to the six people killed in the attack on the Grand Mosque of Quebec on January 29, 2017. To mark the fifth anniversary of the tragedy, these works will be exhibited, from Saturday, at the Islamic Cultural Center of Quebec before being offered to the families of the disappeared. Posted at 8:00 a.m. Eric Clement The PressOn the evening of January 29, 2017, at prayer time, a 27-year-old man, political science student at Laval Uni...
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COVID-19 | When Ontario Acts and Quebec Waits

Of the 432 million paid by the federal government to ensure a “safe return to class”, Quebec would have used only a tiny part of it to improve ventilation in schools, our colleague Vincent Brousseau-Pouliot recently taught us. Posted at 5:00 a.m.Ontario, for its part, deployed funds from Ottawa in the fall of 2020 to install 70,000 air purifiers in its classrooms.Which province made the best decision? The future may tell us. But this case is not unique and it is part of a trend.Since the start of the pandemic, Ontario has been rapidly adopting new t...
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COVID-19: significant increase in hospitalizations in Eastern Quebec

The epidemiological situation continues to deteriorate in Eastern Quebec. In Bas-Saint-Laurent, the integrated health and social services center (CISSS) has increased the number of beds available for patients affected by COVID-19, after the region broke its hospitalization record: 33 patients were bedridden on Monday. Two end up in intensive care. 48 beds are therefore available. 20 are found in Rimouski, 20 in Rivière-du-Loup, and the rest are separated between peripheral hospitals, including La Pocatière, Amqui and Matane in particular. The CISSS affirms that the situation is currently under control. 65% of COVID beds are currently occupied. A position also shared by the president of the union of nursing and cardiorespiratory care professionals of Bas-S...