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Luxury vehicles in the spotlight at International Car Show

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The Centre de Foires at ExpoCité was filled with vehicles of all sorts during Quebec City’s 32nd International Car Show held last weekend. Enthusiasts were surrounded by hundreds of cars presented by 30 dealerships, including 50 newly-released vehicles. Luxury brands took the spotlight in the Silverwax Pavilion. 

Quebec City Women’s Club turns books into bursaries

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There is something empowering about hearing the accomplishments, hopes and dreams of women on the cusp of entering university or returning to school.
Each year, young and mature women from the greater Quebec City area apply for one of the Quebec City Women’s Club bursaries. After careful selection, a few of these women are interviewed by members of the Club’s Bursary Committee.

Lions hockey team take a 1-0 lead in RSEQ quarterfinals

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Photo: courtesy of St. Lawrence Lions website

St. Lawrence Lions hockey team took a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-three Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec quarterfinals, with a 5-4 victory over the Lauréats of Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe last Saturday.

Mathieu Gosselin’s goal, his third of the game, 34 seconds into overtime, gave the win to the Lions.

Steven Cox among the top 25 in the world

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Photo: Bill Cox

It has been quite an interesting season for ice cross downhill skaters and Quebec’s own Steven Cox. Bill Cox, of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, is his grandfather.

Throughout the year, the QCT has followed Steven’s career as he competed in Europe and in North America in the Red Bull Crashed Ice season.

Alex Harvey and 150 international skiers coming to Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

World champion cross-country skier Alex Harvey and more than 150 athletes from 15 countries will be racing in the Fédération Internationale du Ski (FIS) World Cup Finals on the Plains of Abraham March 17 to 19.

Signs of spring…

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Photo: Lise Lafond
Fred, the groundhog in Val d’Éspoir (Gaspe), Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam, and Ontario’s Wiarton Willie all agreed, when they did not see their shadow, that we will have an early spring. 

Jack OUELLET 1927 - 2017

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Mr. Jack Ouellet passed away at Saint Brigid's Home in Quebec City on February 25, 2017, at the age of 89 years and 11 months.

Dennis Rioux and his military museum

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Dennis Rioux has an amazing personal collection of military artefacts. Everything from medals to uniforms and hats, buttons, crests, stamps, coins, dishes and even spoons! He also has many beautiful paintings of ships, as well as models of ships.

Looking at Kamouraska’s beautiful sunsets

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Photo: Lise Lafond
Jacques Cousteau once said: “Here in Kamouraska are the most beautiful sunsets in the world!” He must have seen these sunsets when he travelled to Quebec in 1980 to make a movie about the St. Lawrence River.

CBC launches new television series: Keeping Canada Safe

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Photo: Photo provided by CBC

Press release

Few things matter more to us than the safety of our families, our communities, and our country.

And now more than ever, whether we live in an urban centre under the pressure of increased security threats, or a remote community at the mercy of the elements, we are acutely aware that we cannot take our safety for granted.

Elvis convention marks 40th anniversary of his death

It may be a ways off, but if you’re keen on the King of Rock ‘n Roll, you’d best start making plans now for the annual Elvis Convention to be held in Quebec City on October 28.

Elvis Aaron Presley, born in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1935, died in his Graceland home in Memphis, Tennessee, on August 16, 1977, at age 42. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Presley’s death.

Blazers and Irish hoop teams enter the final stretch

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St. Patrick’s and Quebec High School basketball teams are taking a well-deserved pause during March break before entering the final weeks of the regular season.

Beautiful weather for the 13th Pentathlon des Neiges

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Winter athletes competing in Quebec’s 13th Pentathlon des Neiges had perfect weather conditions on the second and final weekend of the event. During the races held from February 25 to March 5, amateurs, families and friends took advantage of their Spring Break to participate in the five sports on the Plains of Abraham.

What to do about the Asian carp invasion?

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Not since the British fleet laid waste to villages along the shore in 1759, or when Nazi U-boats sunk ships as far inland as Rimouski between 1942 and 1944, has there been such a scary attack on the St. Lawrence River.

Celebrating Chinese New Year in English

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Photo: Bernard Vallée

The Advanced English Discussion Group that meets weekly at the Morrin Center recently celebrated the Chinese New Year that fell on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

Memorials and Things of Fame

1867
The Morning Chronicle
On Monday night, the office of Mr. Fisher, broker, was entered by thieves who stole $60 in counterfeit United States notes lying in the window. Mr.

The story behind Chemin Sainte-Foy

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Photo: Bill Cox
The origin of the name of this busy thoroughfare has various hypotheses.

SLC Reaches Out

Medical brigade goes to Nicaragua with Global Brigades Organization

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Photo: courtesy of SLC

As part of the SLC Reaches Out program of Champlain–St. Lawrence College, from January 3 to the 13, a group of 13 students from CÉGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence, led by Yousra-Imane Benaskeur, took part in a medical, dental, public health and water brigade to Nicaragua with the Global Brigades Organization.

Part 3 of Visions of Community – Boats

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Photo: Mary McCown
That is the slogan for the Visions of Community three-part workshop organized by Sarah and Louisa Blair and led by new-media artist, Louis-Robert Bouchard.

The OSQ as you’ve never seen or heard it before!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The OSQ really amped it up for their Concert amplifié at the Grand Theâtre last Saturday evening.

Talented QHS students audition for Secondaire en Spectacle

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Local auditions for Secondaire en Spectacle, an annual talent show for secondary school students, were held at Quebec High School (QHS) on February 27. Students wanting to show off their particular talents danced, sang and/or played instruments before a panel of four judges.

FEQ fetes 50th with photo exhibit and street acts

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Photo: Peter Black

From a modest beginning with Quebec folk acts playing in the courtyard of the Séminaire de Québec to the mega-stage on the Plains of Abraham welcoming 80,000 people to see the Rolling Stones, the Festival d’étè de Québec (FEQ) has come a long way in style and ambition in its 50 years.

OBITUARY: Lois MOCKLER

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Lois MOCKLER
On January 19, 2017, Mrs. Lois Mockler passed away peacefully at St. Brigid’s Home. She was 94 years old.
A native of Grand Falls, NB, and loving spouse of the late Gilles Bertrand, she leaves behind her children: John (Mylène Bouchard) and Karen (Dr.

Bikes and more featured at the Salon Info-Vélo

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

For the 32nd year, the Salon Info-Vélo showed off 2017s offerings by some 90 exhibitors at the Cruise Terminal of the Old Port. Over the years, the world of cyclists has greatly developed. Information on different types of bikes, routes, vacation packages and competitions could all be found at the Salon.

OBITUARY: Brian John DAVIS

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Brian John DAVIS
Passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on February 20, 2017. Senior officer with Canada’s Department of Employment and Immigration, and former Ambassador to Syria. Beloved husband and best friend of 45 years to Beverley Davis (nee Roche) of Toronto, Ontario.

Local athletes dominate Winter Triathlon

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On February 25, Quebecers woke up to ice-covered trees, cars, roads, fences and snow, but this didn’t stop winter enthusiasts from grabbing their skates and heading to the Plains of Abraham for the 13th annual Pentathlon des Neiges.

Meet Jonathan Cohen, Les Violons du Roy’s new music director

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The management and musicians of Les Violons du Roy orchestra announced last October that renowned British conductor Jonathan Cohen had been named to the position of music director. This past Wednesday, many music lovers got the opportunity to see him both conduct and perform in his first official concert.  

What’s cooking in the Canadian bakery business?

You may have missed the story last week in the hubbub over the discovery of a solar system with Earth-like planets, refugees fleeing to Canada from the United States, and the déconfiture (falling apart) of the Montreal Canadiens. But this is big: The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) is coming to Canada, and what’s more, there will be a Canadian edition!

Architecture: improving urban living by design

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Architect and Université Laval professor Carole Després gave students at Champlain-St. Lawrence a different perspective on urban living and planning during her talk on February 21.

Memorials and Things of Fame

1867
The Morning Chronicle
We are indebted to the Surveyor for the Bureau Veritas of French Lloyds, at Quebec, for their circular of statistics of maritime disasters during the year 1866. From it we learn that the number of sailing vessels lost amounts to 2,581 and steamers, 155.
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