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CAQ to draw own tramway route as spat continues with city

Political confusion and conflict continue to block the way forward for Quebec City’s $3.3-billion tramway plan. Just when Mayor Régis Labeaume thought he had momentum on his side last week, reports surfaced that the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government is planning to take control of the project.

Liberal critic for capital region defends outsider status

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Photo: Quebec Liberal Party

The newly named Liberal critic for the Capitale-Nationale region has quickly found herself in the fray over the city’s proposed tramway project. She is also unabashed that the Liberal watchdog for Quebec City should be an MNA from Montreal.

Skaters take to the lake for spring break

Photos by Danielle Burns

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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!

 

My year as a ‘Wasp’ playing hockey in England

FIRST PERSON

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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 subzero walk for fresh air and healthier lifestyles

FIRST PERSON

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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.

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.