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Alex Harvey reigns on the Plains of Abraham

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
What a spectacular weekend for the finals of the Fédération Internationale du Ski (FIS) Cross-Country Ski World Cup! The event had all the markings of a festival in Old Quebec, combining a popular international sport with local heroes and winners. The weather and the racecourses could not have been better, a silver lining from last week’s big snowstorm.

No thaw in women’s hockey salary “ice ceiling”

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NHL playoffs are around the corner and it’s an exciting and nerve-wracking time for fans whose teams have not yet locked up a date for the dance. It’s also an exciting time for players, particularly rookies, as they close in on performance bonuses that kick in as they hit certain targets.

Mushing around the Valcartier International Dog Sled Races

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Photo: Lise Lafond

The fifth annual Valcartier International Dog Sled Races were held at Village Vacances Valcartier last weekend. Nothing was missing from the well-orchestrated event: the weather was beautiful, the scenery was spectacular, there was lots of snow, a food truck, plenty of parking spaces, games for the children, and the mascots Ti-Loup, Loulou and Louloutre entertained everyone.

Lions hockey team take a 1-0 lead in RSEQ quarterfinals

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Photo: courtesy of St. Lawrence Lions website

St. Lawrence Lions hockey team took a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-three Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec quarterfinals, with a 5-4 victory over the Lauréats of Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe last Saturday.

Mathieu Gosselin’s goal, his third of the game, 34 seconds into overtime, gave the win to the Lions.

Steven Cox among the top 25 in the world

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Photo: Bill Cox

It has been quite an interesting season for ice cross downhill skaters and Quebec’s own Steven Cox. Bill Cox, of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, is his grandfather.

Throughout the year, the QCT has followed Steven’s career as he competed in Europe and in North America in the Red Bull Crashed Ice season.

Alex Harvey and 150 international skiers coming to Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

World champion cross-country skier Alex Harvey and more than 150 athletes from 15 countries will be racing in the Fédération Internationale du Ski (FIS) World Cup Finals on the Plains of Abraham March 17 to 19.

Beautiful weather for the 13th Pentathlon des Neiges

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Winter athletes competing in Quebec’s 13th Pentathlon des Neiges had perfect weather conditions on the second and final weekend of the event. During the races held from February 25 to March 5, amateurs, families and friends took advantage of their Spring Break to participate in the five sports on the Plains of Abraham.

Local athletes dominate Winter Triathlon

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On February 25, Quebecers woke up to ice-covered trees, cars, roads, fences and snow, but this didn’t stop winter enthusiasts from grabbing their skates and heading to the Plains of Abraham for the 13th annual Pentathlon des Neiges.

Ottawa, the epicentre of Canada’s 150th celebrations

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Photo: Photo courtesy of Ottawa2017

To mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation this year, Ottawa is hosting a year-long celebration with 150, or more, big, bold and immersive events.

Guy Laflamme, the executive director of Ottawa 2017, was in Quebec City on February 20 to spread the news of what’s happening in their fair city, and to invite everyone to come and join the party. Many of the activities are free.

Schulich Singers perform at the Chapelle du Musée

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Spine-tingling harmonies and the ringing of water glasses were all a part of the concert put on by the Schulich Singers at the Chapelle du Musée de l’Amérique Francophone last Friday evening.