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Students learn about the importance of road safety

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

As summer approaches, everyone is enjoying the warmer weather. There are more cyclists, joggers and pedestrians on the roads. Some do not necessarily pay attention to road safety rules and regulations. For these reasons, Solidarité Familles et Sécurité Routière (SFSR) launched its ninth annual Road Safety Awareness Campaign at École Saint-Yves elementary school in Sainte-Foy on May 8.

Grand Théâtre being enveloped in glass

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Work started in early May on the installation of the large glass panels that will soon completely surround the Grand Théâtre de Québec, to protect it from the elements and to prevent any further deterioration of the precast cement exterior walls.

The Opéra de Québec’s fiery Carmen a blazing success

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Opéra de Québec presents Georges Bizet’s famous tragic opera, with its many twists of fate and star-crossed lovers, at the Grand Théâtre from May 12 to 19.

Bad endings can lead to good things

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Sometimes writers just get blocked. For Jennifer Mook-Sang, her writer’s block lasted almost 12 years. The end result, however, was her successful storybook, Captain Monty Takes the Plunge. Mook-Sang read the book on May 12 to over a dozen very receptive children and the adults accompanying them in the Morrin Centre library.

Federal Government expands services for veterans

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On May 11 at the Valcartier Family Centre, Lt.-Gen. (retired) Roméo Dallaire and Jean Rioux, parliamentary secretary to Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan, announced the expansion of a recent access-to-services pilot program for veterans and their families.

The Quebec City Magic Festival leaves audiences spellbound

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Photo: provided by Julie Moffet

The Quebec City Magic Festival, held at the Palais Montcalm and with pop-up shows in the Petit Champlain district, left audiences spellbound on the weekend of May 3 to 6.

Meet the pine tree squirrel, the forest chatterbox

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Living near a pine tree plantation, I often hear the chattering of pine tree squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus), also known as the North American red squirrel. It is the most common squirrel in Quebec.

The Cirque Éloize brings the Wild West to town

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Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

The Cirque Éloize rode into town on May 7 to give a spectacular performance at the Salle Albert-Rousseau. The cast of singers, dancers and gymnasts blended music, song and dance, juggling and puppetry with acrobatic performances on the Chinese Pole, Cyr Wheel and trapeze. Colourful characters swung from the rafters of the large wooden set.

Blazers and Fighting Irish are back on the rugby pitch

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Photo: Luc Lang

Spring has arrived, and for local high schools, that marks the start of the rugby season. St. Patrick’s and Quebec high schools have teams in rugby sevens and rugby tens.

Local Sports Briefs: It’s “play ball” for the Capitales

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Photo: courtesy Capitales de Québec

The Capitales de Québec, the defending Can-Am Baseball League champions, will start their 20th season on May 17, as they host their longtime rivals, the New Jersey Jackals, at Stade Canac. The first pitch is set for 7 p.m. after the opening ceremonies.