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Skiers fly over jumps and rails at Stoneham

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On February 12, Stoneham Mountain Resort welcomed the return of the FIS Freestyle under continuing ideal conditions: a light snowfall, little to no wind and relatively warm weather. A good-sized crowd gathered at the second of two World Cup competitions in the city held over the weekend.

Big results at Big Air

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
All eyes of the international ski community were on Quebec’s Îlot Fleurie on the evening of February 11. For the first time, skiers joined snowboarders at the 9th edition of the Quebec City Big Air. 

Washington’s man in Ottawa: A brief history

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Now that the Trudeau-Trump mano-a-mano is history, attention turns to another important item in American-Canadian relations: The new U.S. ambassador to its northern neighbour – with a “u.”

Dr. Paul Poirier talks about cardio health and urban living

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Eco St. Lo group of Champlain-St. Lawrence promotes green and socially responsible personal practices. On February 9, the group hosted guest speaker Dr.

Steven Cox’s Crashed Ice excellent adventures

No, Steven Cox is not associated with the famed Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure movies and the 1990s animated television series. But dudes, he’s really having a heck of a season in ice-cross downhill, better known as the Red Bull Crashed Ice series.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle
While John Keenan and his wife were quietly walking along Eustache Street, St. Lewis suburb, he was struck on the head and knocked down with an axe-handle by a grocer in that locality named Fitzgerald. Mrs.

The story behind Avenue Sarah

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Photo: Bill Cox

Avenue Sarah was named in honour of Sarah Maxfield, the mother of the prosperous timber merchant and businessman William Sheppard, who owned Woodfield estate in Sillery. Sheppard also honoured his mother by naming one of his sons Maxfield.

2017 International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament heading into the finals

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Photo: Luc Lang

The 58th International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament, underway since February 8, will conclude this upcoming Sunday, February 19, with finals in five different categories.

Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury to reopen 10 years after fire

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Photo: Peter Black

Completion of the reconstruction of the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury on Grande Allée is not expected until 2018, 10 years after the fire that gutted the historic structure.

Federal government officials initially had hoped the $101-million project would be completed on time to mark Canada’s 150th birthday. The scope and complexity of the undertaking have forced a change in the time-table.

Laugh it up with ComediHa!

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Don’t be surprised to see everyone about you laughing as you stroll through Place Royale between now and February 19. Dozens of comedians have been invited to perform at the first ComediHa! Winter Fest and you are invited to “Voir la vie en drole!”

The Lemelin Carr Duo is music to our ears!

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Photo: Rachel Collet

Up and coming Quebec City bands are always fun to watch, and the Lemelin Carr Duo is no exception! Formed just two months ago, the blues band has already gotten their groove and continues to book shows from Quebec City to Montreal.

February 15 is National Flag Day

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Photo: Lise Lafond

The flag is the symbol of the nation’s unity, for it, beyond any doubt, represents all the citizens of Canada without distinction of race, language, belief or opinion. – The Honourable Maurice Bourget, Speaker of the Senate

The National Flag of Canada celebrates its 52nd birthday this month. The first truly Canadian flag was raised on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on February 15, 1965.

Crossing Canada on The Great Trail

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Photo: Mary McCown

For hundreds of years, people have arrived in Quebec City by boat and later by train, airplane or automobile. Early immigrants saw Quebec City for the first time after being at sea for months. On Sunday, February 5, a 25-year-old woman from Edmonton first laid eyes on Quebec City after walking across Canada for almost two years.

Penumbral eclipse of the moon

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Photo: Philippe Moussette

Shortly after the full moon rose on Friday, February 10, there was a penumbral eclipse. A full moon in the month of February is also called a Snow Moon, but for four hours that evening, it looked rather a dull grey and became very dark on one side as it passed through a part of Earth’s shadow.

A backwards generational shift

I did not watch the inauguration ceremony of Donald Trump as the new President of the United States of America, nor did I listen to his inaugural speech – I went skating instead.

Réal Cloutier’s no. 10 retired, joins other Remparts legends

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Photo: Photo by Vincent Éthier - CHL Images
The month of February started off with a week full of activities for junior hockey fans in Quebec City.

But the night of February 3 belonged to a local hero, Saint-Émile’s own Réal “Buddy” Cloutier, who saw his number 10 retired and hoisted to the rafters of the Videotron Centre, before the Remparts lost to the Rimouski Océanic 4-1. 

St. Pat’s and Quebec High take CQSB basketball banners

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Photo: Luc Lang

It was a Quebec City sweep at this year’s Central Quebec School Board (CQSB) basketball tournament held at Shawinigan High School.
High school teams from Schefferville, Trois-Rivières, La Tuque, Jonquière, Thetford Mines and Shannon, were in the tournament, along with St. Patrick’s High School, and Quebec High School Blazers.

OBITUARY: Theodore "Ted" LAGLOIRE 1931-2017

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Theodore LAGLOIRE 
1931-2017
Theodore Lagloire, passed away on February 8, 2017, at the age of 85.

Quebecers unite in memory of victims of mosque shooting

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Thousands of mourners gathered at the historic site of Notre-Dame-de-Foy Church at the corner of Route de l’Église and Chemin Sainte-Foy on the evening of January 30. They took part in a vigil in memory of the victims of the shooting at the nearby Centre culturel islamique de Québec the day before.

Meet the QCT’s newest journalist: Mary McCown

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The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph is delighted to welcome Mary McCown to our roster of freelance journalists.

Calgarians serve up breakfast at Quebec Winter Carnival

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Crowds gathered at Place d’Youville on the morning of February 4, as the 48th edition of the Calgary Stampede Flapjack Breakfast got underway. Over 4,000 sausages were roasted and as many flapjacks were flipped, to the delight of hundreds of Quebecers and tourists at Quebec’s Winter Carnival.

The Quebec job picture: bright or dismal?

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Lord knows I’m no economist, although I have my dismal moments. Few of the economic principles patient educators tried to teach me back at school stuck. One was elasticity of demand, which just sounded cool, and another was full employment, which sounded kind of epic.

“Bravo Zulu” to three local heros

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives
The cargo ship Ethan has been tied up in the Port of Quebec for the past several months and is scheduled to remain so until the end of winter at least. She is berthed right behind the Maison du Marin, where a number of volunteers expend a great deal of their time and energy to help sailors who are far from home.

Memorials and Things of Fame

1867
The Morning Chronicle
     The 159th anniversary of St. Valentine, who according to one report, renounced the faith because he was not made a Bishop, was celebrated by a fancy-dress skating ball on the ice of the Quebec Skating Club. 

The story behind Rue Richard-Burke

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Photo: Bill Cox
Rue Richard-Burke is named in honour of Richard Burke, who was born in New Ross, Wexford County, Ireland, in about 1834. In 1853 he was working as a stevedore at the Port of Quebec. In 1855, with other Irishmen he founded the Quebec Ship Labourers’ Benevolent Society to provide financial aid to workmen who had been injured at the Port of Quebec. 

Lifelong Learners learn to appreciate fine wines

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
This was doubtless one of the most popular and well-attended events of the season for the Lifelong Learning group. 
Some 50 people gathered in the gymnasium of the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre to sample some fine wines donated by Ted and Louise Gunn – well, more specifically by their son Ken Gunn, a wine agent, and his company, Marchands des Amériques. 
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Club des Cavaliers celebrates its 35th anniversary

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Photo: Submitted by Lise Lafond
It all started with a couple of passionate horse-lovers who lived on the same street, and decided to help each other to maintain a short riding trail. 
Other people heard about this nice little street with the nice trail. They came and asked if they could board their horses in one of the stables, they liked the place,  they built a house and barn and helped to lengthen the trail.

Carving up Carnival for 45 years

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Photo: Danielle Burns

The Quebec Winter Carnival hosted dozens of skilled snow sculptors who transformed massive snow blocks (5.4 m wide, 3.6 m deep and 3 m high) into works of art based on the theme of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Winners of the National Snow Sculpture competition

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Photo: Danielle Burns
The winners of this year’s National Snow Sculpture competition, based on the theme of Canada’s 150th anniversary, are no strangers to success. The team from the Montérégie region of Quebec represented Canada last year in the 2016 International Snow Sculpture competition and won multiple prizes, including first prize for their work, The Puppet. 

Winter Carnival parade a fantasy world of giant animals

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The 63rd Winter Carnival Night Parade drew spectators into a world of fantasy and imagination. On February 4, children and adults of all ages waited along the parade route in Charlesbourg, the duchy of Carnival Queen Claudine Julien, in anticipation of the wonders to come.
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