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Labeaume: Tramway delay ‘starting to bug me’

Amid reports of a dispute within the governing Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) caucus over the city’s ambitious tramway plan, Mayor Régis Labeaume has voiced his frustration, saying the delay “is starting to bug me.”

City delays tax bill payment schedule again

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Photo: Screenshot from YouTube

Municipal taxpayers are again being given a break on the payment schedule this year. Mayor Régis Labeaume announced at a Jan. 14 news conference that the first of four payments will be due June 3 instead of the usual March 3.

The three other payments will be due Aug. 3, Sept. 15 and Nov. 15. The schedule applies to 163,000 residential and 5,400 commercial rate-payers.

The story behind Rue Jolliet

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of explorer Louis Jolliet (1645-1700), who was born in Beaupré, near Quebec City.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Editor's note: Starting in December each year, winter weather led to ice building up on the St. Lawrence River, making navigation difficult. Until 1909 the river would completely freeze over between Quebec City and Lévis from mid-January to late March.

First virtual Robbie Burns Night held in Quebec City

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Photo: Screenshot from Facebook

Well, it had to happen. With everything else going virtual, why not the annual celebration of Robbie Burns’ birthday?

Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel

We are being told the end is near – the end of life as we have known it for the better part of the last year, that is. And not a moment too soon.

We have seen the light at the end of the tunnel, and for the first time in a year, it does not belong to an out-of-control freight train.

Stoneham and Mont–Sainte-Anne adjust to skiers’ demands

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Mont-Sainte-Anne (MSA) and Stoneham Mountain Resort found themselves with an avalanche of problems following the Jan. 15 snowstorm. Skiers with passes and tickets looking for a pleasant evening on the slopes faced packed parking lots and long lines for the chairlifts, and some were even turned away.

Agriculture, Food and Consumer Fair goes virtual

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Photo: Lise Lafond

For 46 years, students in the faculty of agriculture and food science at Université Laval have been sharing their scientific and technical knowledge with the public at the annual Salon de l’agriculture, de l’alimentation et de la consommation (SAAC). In light of the pandemic, the first virtual edition was held this year, from Jan. 13-17.

Remembering Hank Aaron’s ‘royal visit’ to Quebec City

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Photo: Tom House

Quebec City has seen its share of royal visitors over the years: King George VI, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Grace of Monaco, Carl Gustav XVI of Sweden, and the home run king, Henry Aaron.

Henry “Hank” Aaron, the player who dislodged Babe Ruth as baseball’s all-time home run king on April 8, 1974, died on Jan. 22 at the venerable age of 86.

Remparts get one win in two games of QMJHL action

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Photo: Alexandre Régimbald - QMJHL

Pierrick Dubé scored two goals and added an assist while Finnish rookie Viljami Marjala added three assists. It wasn’t enough for the Quebec Remparts as they lost an offensive game 7-5 to the Rimouski Océanic on Jan. 24 in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).

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