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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.

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.

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.

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.