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Meow available: Quebec City's cat café welcomes visitors

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Are you a cat person? Do you dream of being surrounded by purring felines but find your way blocked by a restrictive landlord, a housemate with a cat allergy or phobia, or a travel-intensive lifestyle that makes it hard to care for a furry friend? Does your friend with a cat get tired of you visiting more to pet her cat than to talk to her?

My Morrin genealogy workshop helps unearth family trees

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Photo: Mary McCown
Many of us are curious about our ancestry, but there are more benefits to knowing your heritage than simply feeding curiosity. “Children who have a strong family narrative have better emotional health and higher self esteem,” explains Lorie Pierce as she introduced her genealogy workshop held on February 18 at the Morrin Centre. 

Newcomers have a perfect snowshoe outing

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On a beautiful sunny morning, 35 newcomers to Quebec City joined Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ) and Be Active Quebec (BAQ) on a snowshoeing excursion at the Base de Plein aire de Sainte-Foy on Saturday, February 18. Central Quebec School Board schools generously lent them snowshoes for the day, which allowed this activity to be free of charge for participants. 

Monastère des Augustines achieves 5 Green Key Eco-Rating

Press Release

Quebec City, February 7, 2017 – Le Monastère des Augustines is pleased to announce that it has achieved a 5 Green Key rating through the Green Key Eco-Rating Program.

Exploring changes to Quebec City’s snow mountains

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Photo: Bill Cox

Among cities with a population of 500,000 or more, the Quebec City area (now estimated at approximately 800,000 people) ranks second in the world behind Sapporo, Japan, for receiving the highest annual snowfall.

Quebec-born Arthur Sicard invented the snowblower

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Photo: Image from Canadian Postage Stamps website
With Canada’s 150th Celebrations this year, I was interested in reading about the many accomplishments that Canadians can be proud of. A way to get rid of snow might bring a smile to some people who are dreaming of spring.   

QHS Blazers: CQSB Boys Basketball Champions

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Photo: Luc Lang

The Quebec High School Blazers boys team won the CQSB 2017 basketball tournament in Shawinigan on February 11. Lucas Beaumont, Sam McCoubrey, Ian Craig, Olivier Pellizzari, Ishmael Gregoire, Yanic Tremblay Gordon and Jordan Drapeau proudly hold the banner. Missing when photo was taken, Vincent Bergeron. Coach and QHS principal Warren Thomas stands behind them.

Kevin Rouet named head coach of Laval's women's rugby team

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Photo: Rouge et Or

The former head coach of the Cégep Garneau Élans female rugby team, Kévin Rouet is now at the helm of Université Laval’s Rouge et Or women’s team
He replaces Dominique Duquette, who resigned after being with the team for the past 12 years including the last two as head coach.

Who is Kévin Rouet? Well, his track record speaks for itself.

Skiers fly over jumps and rails at Stoneham

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On February 12, Stoneham Mountain Resort welcomed the return of the FIS Freestyle under continuing ideal conditions: a light snowfall, little to no wind and relatively warm weather. A good-sized crowd gathered at the second of two World Cup competitions in the city held over the weekend.

Big results at Big Air

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
All eyes of the international ski community were on Quebec’s Îlot Fleurie on the evening of February 11. For the first time, skiers joined snowboarders at the 9th edition of the Quebec City Big Air. 
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