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Lost and found fence features missing winter foot and finger wear

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Photo: Peter Black

Missing a glove, a mitten or a boot? This impromptu array of lost and found winter wear was spiked on a fence along the Plains of Abraham. It seems to be a winter tradition in the city for people to display lost items in the hope that they might be reunited with their owners.

Straight from the horse’s mouth

A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

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Photo: Lise Lafond

No one really likes to go to the dentist; some people get nervous just thinking about their next visit. Even if going to the dentist is not the most popular rendezvous, these visits are necessary to maintain our oral health.

Pee-Wee hockey tournament put ‘on ice’ for this year

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Photo: Jonathan Roy courtesy Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament

Normally, mid-February would have the peewee hockey world in a frenzy. Teams from over 15 countries would be in town for the 62nd annual Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament and the “Pee-Wee! Pee-Wee!” song would echo before each game at the Videotron Centre. This year, the arena is empty, and Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” would be a more appropriate song.

Remparts make it three in a row with victory over Gatineau

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Photo: Jonathan Roy/QMJHL

Cole Cormier and Mikaël Huchette scored two goals each, while Théo Rochette picked up three assists, guiding the Quebec Remparts to an impressive 5-2 victory over the Gatineau Olympiques on Feb. 13 at the Videotron Centre.

Regional athletes shine on the world stage

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Photo: Rafal Oleksiewicz/Speed Skating Canada

It was a week to remember for many Quebec City-area athletes.

Long-track speedskater Laurent Dubreuil, 28, won the gold medal in the 500-metre event at the World Championships in Heerenveen, Holland, on Feb. 12. Dubreuil finished the race with a time of 34.39 seconds, 0.14 seconds ahead of Russian skater Pavel Kulizhnikov.

Opening weekend of 67th Winter Carnival an icy delight

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The 67th Quebec Winter Carnival is now in full swing. Carnival-goers and the team behind the annual winter festivities were delighted to finally have a public event to attend after nearly a year of COVID-19 and 11 months of life in a partial lockdown.

Saying it with flowers for the past 65 years

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Photo: Danielle Burns

The fragrant air in Claude Audergon’s flower shop, Fleuriste José, is the first thing customers notice when they enter the shop in Limoilou the weekend before Valentine’s Day.

City to reduce speed limits on most residential streets

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Photo: Screenshot from GoogleMaps

Motorists in Quebec City had best prepare themselves to slow down. On Feb. 4, city officials announced a plan to dramatically reduce speed limits in virtually all residential areas.

GG flap sparks talk of getting rid of the royals

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

By the time you read this, Canada may have a new governor general ... but probably not. Given how a lack of proper vetting led to the Julie Payette fiasco, chances are authorities are now embarked on a thorough and intense hunt for any skeletons in the closets of potential candidates.

The story behind Rue Judith-Jasmin

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Éditions Boréal

This street is named in honour of journalist Judith Jasmin (1916-1972), the first Quebec woman to become a grand reporter (special correspondent).