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St. Pat’s sweep both games versus bantam Blazers

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Photo: Luc Lang

It was a busy week in high school basketball for both the Quebec High School Blazers and the St. Patrick’s High Fighting Irish – specifically in the boys’ Bantam CC division, where the Blazers faced both St. Pat’s teams this week.

Steven Cox leaves Finland with an 8th-place finish

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Photo: Mark Roe/Red Bull Content Pool

Ice cross skater Steven Cox, of Quebec City, finished 8th in the Riders Cup Championship in Saariselkä, Finland on Feb. 10, giving the Canadian skater 90 points in the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship standings.

In Memoriam - Iris Murphy Lachapelle

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In loving memory of a dearly beloved mother who left us on February 21, 2017.

Love is patient, love is kind.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes.
Love Never Ends.

An anniversary Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church, 1145 Avenue De Salaberry, Quebec City, on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m.

Forever in Our Hearts,
Your loving children
Robert, Karen and Kevin,

A warm Calgarian breakfast on a cold Carnival morning

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
    Bright sun and cold weather brought crowds out to Place d’Youville on Feb. 3 for the 61st annual Calgary Stampede Flapjack Breakfast. More than 4,000 sausages were roasted and as many flapjacks were flipped, to the delight of everyone. 

Strong current, wind, big floes and snow? No problem for ice canoe paddlers

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On Feb. 4, at first glance, the weather felt just right: cloudy sky, snowing and warmer weather than the day before. Things were a tad rougher out on the St. Lawrence River. Nearly 50 teams of ice canoe paddlers were ready to face everything in the Winter Carnival Ice Canoe Race. 

Katherine Bleeker displays her Bonhomme mania

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Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

Local resident Katherine Bleeker is crazy about Quebec City’s Winter Carnival.

She has an amazing collection of Bonhomme Carnaval effigies (those small plastic figures of the chubby white carnival mascot that have been sold during Carnival every year since 1955) pinned to a ceinture fléchée (the traditional colourful Carnival sash) draped above her fireplace.

The Philanthropist, just as fascinating the second time around

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The theatre of the newly-named Jeffery Hale Student Centre hosted the encore and final showings of The Philanthropist, a multimedia theatre presentation about the life of the man himself – Jeffery Hale – on Feb. 2 and 3. 

Memorials and Things of Fame

February 7, 1868 – The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Côte d’Abraham

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Photo: Credit: via Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)
This street is named in honour of Abraham Martin (1589-1664), also known as L’Écossais (the Scot). Connecting the St. Charles River valley to the upper part of the city, the original footpath or trail passed by the northern edge of the property of Abraham Martin, whose house was situated in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighbourhood.  

Letter to the Editor - Re: Ross Cottage

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Photo: courtesy of Margaret Oman

I read with interest the recent article “Ross Cottage on the Move” [by Mark Lindenberg in the Jan. 17, 2018, edition]. I also often wondered about the history of the cottage and who owned it. I have a small, personal connection to who lived there at one time.

The 28th edition of the Semaine du Prévention du Suicide

Winter affects everyone differently. While some people enjoy the cold, others tend to feel more depressed. The Centre de Prévention du suicide (CPS) organizes a week in February dedicated to suicide prevention. This year, the 28th edition is taking place Feb. 4-10.

What’s the point of all these shopper loyalty cards?

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So, there we were last week at the checkout at a grocery store belonging to one of the country’s largest corporate titans. The nice checkout person asked for our loyalty card, which we promptly surrendered, and she handed us a folder containing a new card, which she said we needed to activate online.

What time is it in Pyeongchang?

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The 23rd Olympic Winter Games are just around the corner, and many of you will want to follow all the action that will be going on in the mountains of Pyeongchang, in the Republic of Korea.

OSQ and its choir perform a heart-to-heart concert

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Many hearts beat as one last Thursday, Feb. 1, as the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec (OSQ) under the direction of Alain Trudel, and the choir of the OSQ, led by choirmaster David Rompré, presented the première performance of Coeur (heart).

Of course, in French, a choir is a choeur (just add an “h” to coeur). In this case, the choir was truly at the heart of this concert.

Quebecers pay respects to mosque victims, call for better future

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Before the shock of the shooting at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec (CCIQ) had worn off, on Jan. 30, 2017, Quebecers sidestepped the expansive police cordon and flowed into the parking lot of Église Notre-Dame-de-Foy, across Route de l’Église from the mosque, leaving flowers, candles and good wishes. One year later, they were back.

2018 Olympics preview: 16 athletes from the Quebec City region to compete in Korea ​


The 2018 Winter Olympics will see, once again, a strong contingent from Canada. Sixteen athletes from the Quebec City area will take part in the 23rd Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

2018 Olympics preview: Welcome to Pyeongchang

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Photo: IOC/Greg Martin

The 23rd Olympic Winter Games are just around the corner, and sports fans (or Olympics fans) might need more than the usual program printout to keep track of events. A ton of coffee might be called for.

Difficult week for Fighting Irish sports teams

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Photo: St. Pat’s Hockey Facebook page

The sports teams from St. Patrick’s High School did not have a great week. Overall, the Irish basketball and hockey teams had a record of two wins and four losses.

Steven Cox fails to make it past the round of 32 in Finland

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Photo: Andreas Schaad/Red Bull Crashed Ice

Quebec City ice cross racer Steven Cox did not have another dream weekend, Feb. 2-3. He finished third in his qualifying heat during the Red Bull Crashed Ice stop in Jyväsklä, Finland.

Cox, who finished seventh overall in St. Paul Minnesota two weeks ago, did not get the luck of the draw to start with.

Community Calendar


Thursday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. – Caregivers Café: a workshop led by life coach Helen Walling to acknowledge and better understand our needs versus the needs of those we care for, in the community art room on the second floor of the Jeffery Hale pavilion. Free parking in Jeffery Hale Hospital parking lot.

Help or nail in the coffin?

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Photo: (Courtesy of The Low Down to Hull and Back News)

     As one does at the beginning of a new year, here at The Low Down we are wondering, pondering and hand-wringing about what 2018 and beyond will bring. Honestly, it’s hard to know. These are confusing times.

Freedom for farm animals

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The question is not, ‘Can they reason?’ nor, ‘Can they talk?’ but ‘Can they suffer?’” – Jeremy Bentham, 1748–1832.
At Université Laval’s agricultural fair, many interesting subjects were proposed throughout the event. I had the privilege to attend the lecture on animal welfare given by Jean-Paul Laforest, a professor in the university’s animal sciences department.

OBITUARY: Maria Warnke IWASZKIEWICZ 1926 - 2018


Maria-Teresa Warnke (née Iwaszkiewicz) died peacefully at Saint Brigid’s Home, in Quebec City, on January 21, 2018, at age 91. She was the wife of the late Jan Warnke and the daughter of the late Zofia Lezanska and the late Jan Iwaszkiewicz.

Maria leaves behind a rich history, a part of which is documented in her mémoire, Dzidzia, which she wrote in Quebec City. Born in

Quest for Quebec’s Finest Poutine: Part 3

Photo: Natalie Keller

It’s no secret Quebecers love poutine. Curiously, the presence of this formerly low-brow cheese-fries-and-gravy favourite has expanded to the menus of nearly every restaurant in the city. The sheer number of offers can make it difficult to know where the poutine is worth the splurge, and where you should just stick to a burger.

Calling all music lovers: Club musical de Québec announces exciting 2018-2019 season line-up

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The new season of the Club musical de Québec began on a high note this past Sunday afternoon, with a concert by esteemed French pianist Philippe Cassard. To commemorate the 100-year anniversary of Claude Debussy’s death, the pianist performed several pieces by the late composer. Other composers whose works he performed included Edvard Grieg and Franz Liszt. 

Black History Month encourages unity to build together

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Photo: Mark Lindenberg

Black History Month kicked off in Quebec City on Thursday, Feb.1, at the Palais Montcalm, with members of the Table de Concertation du mois de l’Histoire des Noirs de Québec (TCMHNQ), special guests and dignitaries.

Watching cranes change the skyline of Sainte-Foy

Photo: Bill Cox

For over a year I have been observing, from my balcony, the construction of the Sommet III, a 587-unit high-rise in Sainte-Foy that has changed the skyline. The excavation started Dec. 12, 2016 and construction is expected to end Sept. 1. It is 14 storeys high, not counting four underground levels for the parking garage. It is a very impressive and imposing structure.

Scenes from Winter Carnival

Photo: All by Cassandra Kerwin

OBITUARY: Maria Warnke IWASZKIEWICZ (1926-2018)

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Maria-Teresa Warnke (née Iwaszkiewicz) died peacefully at Saint Brigid’s Home, in Quebec City, on January 21, 2018, at age 91. She was the wife of the late Jan Warnke and the daughter of the late Zofia Lezanska and the late Jan Iwaszkiewicz.

Maria leaves behind a rich history, a part of which is documented in her mémoire, Dzidzia, which she wrote in Quebec City. Born in

Evening of spiritual contemplation honours victims of January 2017 mosque shootings

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
As part of the four days of activities to commemorate the lives of the victims of the shooting at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec a year ago, a Recueillement spirituel (spiritual contemplation) was held in memory of the victims.
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