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Corporate investors new owners of hockey skate icons

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Comes a time every hockey player dreads. It’s not missing that easy putt in the goal crease, tripping over the blueline on a breakaway, or even taking a hard shot of frozen rubber to the tender vitals. No, the real moment of dread is the realization you need a new pair of skates.

A visit to the former Porteous estate in Sainte-Pétronille

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The village of Sainte-Petronille continued its 150th anniversary celebrations on September 2 by inviting residents to a unique visit of the Foyer de Charité Notre-Dame d’Orléans, once known as Les Groisardières.

Ripping up the courts

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Photo: Peter Black

The tennis season came to an abrupt and early end for users of the four courts in Parc des Saints-Martyrs at Rue Père-Marquette and Avenue Calixa-Lavallée in the Montcalm district. The courts are the only free, city-owned tennis facilities in the neighbourhood. Two weeks ago, power shovels were excavating the courts which had been covered with a synthetic turf.

Welcome to the fourth annual Vieux-Québec Feis

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Photo: Allison Kirkwood

Céad míle fáilte – One hundred thousand welcomes to the fourth annual Vieux-Québec Feis. Organized by local Irish dancing schools, and thanks to many volunteers, local dancers along with hundreds more from all over Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and the Northern United States, will descend upon Séminaire Saint-François on Saturday, September 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Recorder’s Court: Two old wood-sawyers were brought before the Court for sawing fire wood in St. John street instead of in the yard or cellar of the house.

The revamped YWCA on Avenue Holland is open

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On September 7, the doors to the sports and leisure pavilion of the YWCA on Avenue Holland reopened after 15 months of renovations. The restored indoor pool has an added baby pool and shallow basins. There are new gyms and classrooms. Everything is in place to welcome people. 

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Avenue Wolfe

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Photo: Bill Cox
Avenue Wolfe is named in honour of Major General James Wolfe (1727-1759) who was born in Westerham, England. He was the commander of the British expedition that captured Quebec during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City on September 13, 1759 – 258 years ago today! 

200th Road Scholar program held at the Auberge du Mont

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Some 35 mature students gathered at the Auberge du Mont in Valcartier from September 3 to 8. They were there for the 200th Road Scholar program held at the inn which adjoins Mont Saint-Sacrement, a private secondary school, and the former Valcartier Ski Lodge.

Montcalm en Fête celebrates with a Folle Foire

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Photo: Bill Cox
Avenue Cartier became a pedestrian-only street for the joint Montcalm en Fête and Folle Foire celebration last Saturday, September 9. 

Dream Les Légendes showcases rock ’n’ roll classics

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Classic rock ’n’ roll and a musical voyage; who wouldn’t like that? The Théâtre Petit-Champlain was packed on August 31 for Dream Les Légendes concert.