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Photo: Ashe Family website

February 12, 1821 – The Quebec Gazette

Black History Month emphasizes youth empowerment

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Photo: Screenshot from Zoom

On Feb. 1, the Table de concertation du Mois de l’histoire des Noirs de Québec (TCMHNQ) launched its sixth annual Black History Month event series. Unsurprisingly, due to the pandemic, all events are virtual. This year’s events focus on leadership, youth involvement, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue.

Jim Simons reminisces about his brief career with the QCT

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Photo: Jim Simons

The QCT was recently contacted by Jim Simons, who mentioned that he had once been a reporter for this newspaper.

The 17th Pentathlon des neiges goes virtual

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Nothing can stop Quebecers from practising sports, not even a pandemic or a snowstorm. Streets and parks are filled with avid winter athletes. Some are preparing for the first virtual edition of the Pentathlon des neiges, to be held from Feb. 13 to 28.

City launches on-demand minivan service for suburbs

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Photo: Ville de Québec

City officials have unveiled a new on-demand minivan service for outlying regions. The wheelchair-accessible, eight-passenger vehicles, called Flexibuses, are expected to be deployed as of August.

The service would operate much like taxis, where requests for a ride would be made in advance with a smartphone app. The city promises a maximum 15-minute wait for the ride.

Untidy with love


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I’m really bad at the accordion. I won’t even tell you some of the things my family has said about my accordion playing. Last fall, the only place I could practise was outside, and even there, only when there was no one for miles around.

Tricultural festival builds bridges by the bay


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Photo: Nesisieg/Nous Trois/We Three via Facebook

Singer-songwriter Marie-Lou Brière Berthelot was immediately intrigued when she was invited to a new festival in Pointe-à-la-Croix in the Baie des Chaleurs in June 2019.

Auclair gets Super Bowl ring; FAA waits for first ATP title

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Photo: Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Former Université Laval Rouge et Or student-athlete Anthony Auclair became the first graduate of the UL football program to win the Super Bowl when his team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, crushed the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in the National Football League’s championship game on Feb. 7.

Remparts win four of six games in Rimouski

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Photo: Iften Redjah/QMJHL

Théo Rochette scored one goal and added an assist, while rookie defenceman Evan Nause added three assists to lead the Quebec Remparts to an impressive 5-2 win over the Baie-Comeau Drakkar on Feb. 7 in Rimouski. Cole Cormier, Thomas Caron, James Malatesta and Xavier Filion completed the scoring for Quebec.

Capitales sign coveted starting pitcher Nicholas Economos

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Photo: Capitales de Québec/Sébastien Dion

The Quebec Capitales made their first signing of 2021 and landed a major prize.

Starting pitcher Nicholas Economos, a 6’6”, 25-year-old right-hander, was courted by many independent baseball teams but finally chose to sign with Quebec.