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QAC brings back old-time radio dramas with a modern twist

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Quebec Art Company (QAC), Quebec City’s foremost and longest-running English-language community theatre group, has taken a page from the glory days of radio to provide a unique form of entertainment during COVID-19 confinement.

Entertainment is zooming along!


A subzero walk for fresh air and healthier lifestyles


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Photo: Lise Lafond using tripod and timer

Open the door and just start walking! That seems to be what Pierre Lavoie had to say when he invited Quebecers to walk five kilometres on Feb. 20 or 21 for La Grande Marche Sous Zéro.

Edward David Ashe: an unusual president of the LHSQ

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Not many former presidents of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec (LHSQ, better known as the Morrin Centre) have been astrophysicists or have their names on a map. Edward David Ashe, president of the society in 1866, 1867 and 1873, is recognized as the first astrophysicist in Canada and has a landmark in British Columbia named after him.

My year as a ‘Wasp’ playing hockey in England


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Photo: courtesy of John Creary

With the encouragement of good friends from Quebec City, I decided to write about my year playing in the British Ice Hockey League.

I attended St. Patrick’s High School and then St. Lawrence College. I graduated from Université Laval in 1977, and was accepted for a 12-month master’s program in urban geography and planning at the University of Durham, England.

A tribute to legendary QHS ‘Coach’ Dave Blinco

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Photo: Quebec High School Facebook page

The first time Quebec High School principal Warren Thomson met Dave “Coach” Blinco was 14 years ago. “He arrived the first month after I was hired, him and commissioner Marty Hicks.”

Quebec hockey fans mourn the passing of Joe Hardy

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Photo: California Golden Seals Facebook page

Former National Hockey League (NHL) and World Hockey Association (WHA) player and Quebec media personality Joe Hardy died on Feb. 19 at the age of 75. Hardy had a history of heart problems and passed away after suffering a stroke.

Remparts head to Chicoutimi with five straight wins

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Photo: Jonathan Roy/QMJHL

The Quebec Remparts are the hottest team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), as they head to Chicoutimi with five straight wins after shutting out the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 4-0 on Feb. 18 at the Videotron Centre.

Capitales sign their closer for the coming season

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Photo: Major League Baseball

The Québec Capitales of the Frontier Baseball League recently announced the signing of Canadian relief pitcher Andrew Case for the 2021 season. The Saint John, N.B. native, who was initially signed for the 2020 season, has let the Caps know that he plans to return this year.

ELAN offers a Penny for your thoughts in Three Pines

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Photo: Bobbi Jo Hart

Louise Penny, author of the award-winning series of murder mysteries featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, delighted her YouTube audience with a rare and intimate chat on Feb. 12, during the first Author Conversations episode of We’re All In This Together, a series of online events organized by the English Language Arts Network (ELAN).