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Songbirds… Is their music fading?

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Photo: Lise Lafond
I attended the third edition of the Salon Nature Portneuf, in Saint Raymond last weekend. I didn’t want to miss the very popular conference on the decline of the songbird population, hosted by Roland Hamel, president of SHEP (Société d’Horticulture et d’Écologie de Portneuf).

How far will Quebec go with assisted death?

 
We’re hearing a lot about “sudden death” these days with so many overtime games in the first round of the Stanley Cup play-offs.
 
Sudden death means the abrupt, often cruel and unfair end to a tightly fought battle between superbly conditioned human specimens at the peak of their physical powers. 

A look at The Longest Year

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Photo: Mary McMahon

Connections ... 260 years of history are whimsically connected through the imagination of critically acclaimed author, Daniel Grenier. Born in Brossard and currently living in Quebec City, Grenier talked about his award winning debut novel, The Longest Year, at the ImagiNation’s Writers Festival on Saturday April 7.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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It is stated that a patient of one of the city hospitals, lately deceased, puzzled all the physicians as to the nature of his malady. After his death an examination revealed the cause, which was indeed a strange one.

The story behind Rue Mary-Travers

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Photo: Bill Cox
This street was named in honour of Mary Rose-Anna Travers (1894-1941). A legendary Quebec singer/songwriter known as “La Bolduc.” Born in Newport on the Gaspé coast, her father Lawrence Travers was of Irish descent and her mother was a French-Canadian Mi’kmaq.  

Trivial matters at Quebec High School

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Photo: Susan McBain
Twenty-three teams of five highly-intelligent people anxiously awaited the final tally to learn who was the winner of the ninth annual Trivia Night competition held at Quebec High School last Friday evening. Who was smart, smarter and smartest? 

Jeans ’n Classics delight audience with ABBA tribute

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

After last year’s fantastic Jeans ’n Classics concert with the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, featuring the music of the Beatles, people flocked to the Grand Theatre last Friday and Saturday evening for an encore performance, this time featuring the music of the Swedish wonderband, ABBA, one of the most commercially successful in the history of popular music, topping the charts worldwide fr

St. Pat’s Boys Bring Home the Honours

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Photo: Kaitlyn Craig

St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish Cadet and Senior basketball teams won the silver and bronze medals respectively at the regional high school basketball championships held in mid-April, and this after the culmination of a the very successful season for their Atom (12-0) and Bantam (12-2) counterparts.

Luc Langevin invites people to the 7th Quebec Magic Festival

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

From May 4 to 7, magicians from around the world are coming to Quebec City to apply their art and skills, to present illusions and tricks at the 7th Magic Festival. This year, the Festival will include more than 50 free magic shows, a magic school, a contest and a gala at eight sites around the city.

QAC’s "Self-Help" – How actors see characters

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Photo: Photo courtesy of the QAC

One of the wonders of community theatre is how it brings together people from very different backgrounds, compels them to put their talents and vulnerabilities on display and become another person on stage.

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