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1932 - 2020

Trevor Kitching, a former sports editor and writer with the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, died on Jan. 26, 2020, at the age of 87, at Saint-Sacrement Hospital.

Community Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. – Handbuilding Pottery Workshop: During this four-week course, participants will learn to build a form from a slab of clay, add details and a glaze. The classes are held in the ceramics studio at Quebec High School, 945 Avenue Belvédère. To register contact Catherine Baboudjian at 418-683-2366, ext. 224 or [email protected].

City to hold information session on Avenue Maguire redevelopment project

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Photo: Immostar

People wanting more information on the city’s plans for a major redevelopment of Avenue Maguire are invited to attend a session on Monday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Noël-Brulart community centre, 1229 Avenue du Chanoine-Morel.

St. Lawrence Lions basketball and hockey action

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Photo: SLC Athletics Facebook page

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lady Lions basketball team were victorious in their first game of 2020 when they squeezed a 67-64 win over the Dynamiques of the Cégep de Sainte-Foy, in front of their fans on Jan. 31.

Laval women’s hoops finally defeat UQAM with 68-61 win

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Photo: Mathieu Tanguay- U Laval

In front of over a thousand fans on Feb. 1, the Université Laval Rouge et Or women’s basketball team finally beat the Citadins from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) 68-61, at the Amphithéâtre Desjardins.

Remparts host Maritime teams this weekend at the Videotron Centre

The Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) will host two teams from the Maritimes this upcoming weekend at the Videotron Centre.

Highlanders and friends gather to celebrate the birthday of Scottish bard Robbie Burns

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Photo: Lorie Pierce

In 1801, five years after the death of Robbie Burns, nine of his friends gathered in Scotland to give testament to the poet’s life and works. Since then, annual gatherings take place on Jan. 25, the anniversary of Burns’ birth in 1759.

A pioneer of the Romantic movement in literature, Burns was celebrated last Saturday night at the Garrison Club in Old Quebec.

Some sober second thoughts on the Senate in Canada and U.S.

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Say, for instance, a prime minister of Canada dispatched his (or her) personal lawyer to meet with top officials of a foreign government and threatened to withhold vital aid money unless that government made a public commitment to investigate alleged wrong-doing by the prime minister’s main political opponent.

Shinny action never stops on city’s outdoor rinks

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Photo: Peter Black

Notwithstanding last weekend’s wacky weather, outdoor rinks across town have been welcoming shinny players night and day since before Christmas.

Whereas this winter’s lack of snow has been an issue for creating and maintaining ski trails, relatively consistent cold temperatures have made outdoor ice-making less of a challenge so far.

The story behind Rue Françoise-Aubut


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Photo: Screenshot from Google maps

This street is named in honour of Françoise Aubut (1922-1984), an organist and music teacher who was born in Saint-Jérôme. She was the great-granddaughter of Calixa Lavallée (1842-1891), who is best known for composing the music for “O Canada,” which officially became Canada’s national anthem in 1980.