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What to expect at the 64th Winter Carnival

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Quebec City loves winter, cold and snow, and that’s never more true than during Carnival time. Besides the ever-present Bonhomme Carnaval, the premiere of BlackOut and the return of Phelipe Soldevila and his fellow artists at the Ice Palace, this year’s Winter Carnival has a lot to offer. A whopping 40 per cent of the program is new!

Steven Cox has best result at Red Bull Crashed Ice event

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Photo: courtesy of Balazs Gardi//Red Bull Content Pool

Quebec City’s ice cross downhill skater, Steven Cox, had the best weekend of his short career last weekend in St. Paul, Minnesota, site of the first Red Bull Crashed Ice event of the season.

The voice of the Remparts travels … literally

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Photo: Luc Lang
On this very snowy night in Cape Breton, 20 players in red were getting warmed up for a regular season game in the Quebec Junior Major Hockey League, in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

High school basketball action

The Quebec High School Blazers senior boys have an important game on Jan. 25.

The Blazers (6-1) face the undefeated Carcajous from the Séminaire des Pères-Maristes (5-0). Tip-off is at 8:15 p.m. The Carcajous have two more games to play than QHS.

Olympic hockey now a long way from amateur

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The French, comme d’habitude, have le mot juste to describe something. The case at hand is the word “amateur.”

For those born with an anglo tongue, “amateur” means many things, from the affirmative (“She’s an amateur historian,”) to the less flattering, often referring to one with dubious claims to professional competence (“What an amateur!”).

Fans saddened by passing of longtime sports icons Keith Jackson and Dick Enberg

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Photo: courtesy of American Sportscaster

While waiting for the National Football League’s divisional playoffs to start, last Saturday, reporters from different networks reported the death of longtime sports broadcaster Keith Jackson, at the age of 89.

During the holidays, sports fans were also saddened by the passing of broadcaster Dick Enberg, who was 82.

High school and college sports in Quebec City

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Photo: courtesy of St. Pat’s Hockey Facebook page

The holidays are over, the students are back in school. This means only one thing: high school basketball is back!
Both Quebec High and St. Patrick’s hoops teams hit the court last week, and will have an intense eight weeks leading up to the regional championships.

Get out and move … at the Salon Bouge

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Need an excuse to get up and move in 2018? The Salon Bouge was held last weekend at ExpoCité, showing off more enjoyable ways to move and get some exercise than shovelling snow. After the holidays many have made resolutions, and one popular resolution is to get out and move.

International snowboarders compete at Le Relais

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
International speed snowboarders raced down the slopes of Le Relais last weekend. The local ski resort is a regular stop on the NorAm (North American) competition circuit. 

The first annual “LUC”-KY sports awards announced

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Photo: courtesy of Champlain-St. Lawrence website
2017 is almost over and once again, we reflect on all that happened, good or bad, serious or funny.
Since this is our last issue for 2017, I thought it would be a great idea to start distributing some gifts. Mind you, these gifts are only in “words,” there are no plaques or trophies that come along with the first annual “LUC”-KY AWARDS.