February 15 2017 Edition

Skiers fly over jumps and rails at Stoneham

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On February 12, Stoneham Mountain Resort welcomed the return of the FIS Freestyle under continuing ideal conditions: a light snowfall, little to no wind and relatively warm weather. A good-sized crowd gathered at the second of two World Cup competitions in the city held over the weekend.

Big results at Big Air

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
All eyes of the international ski community were on Quebec’s Îlot Fleurie on the evening of February 11. For the first time, skiers joined snowboarders at the 9th edition of the Quebec City Big Air. 

Washington’s man in Ottawa: A brief history


Now that the Trudeau-Trump mano-a-mano is history, attention turns to another important item in American-Canadian relations: The new U.S. ambassador to its northern neighbour – with a “u.”

Dr. Paul Poirier talks about cardio health and urban living

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Eco St. Lo group of Champlain-St. Lawrence promotes green and socially responsible personal practices. On February 9, the group hosted guest speaker Dr.

Steven Cox’s Crashed Ice excellent adventures

No, Steven Cox is not associated with the famed Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure movies and the 1990s animated television series. But dudes, he’s really having a heck of a season in ice-cross downhill, better known as the Red Bull Crashed Ice series.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
While John Keenan and his wife were quietly walking along Eustache Street, St. Lewis suburb, he was struck on the head and knocked down with an axe-handle by a grocer in that locality named Fitzgerald. Mrs.

The story behind Avenue Sarah

Photo: Bill Cox

Avenue Sarah was named in honour of Sarah Maxfield, the mother of the prosperous timber merchant and businessman William Sheppard, who owned Woodfield estate in Sillery. Sheppard also honoured his mother by naming one of his sons Maxfield.

2017 International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament heading into the finals

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Photo: Luc Lang

The 58th International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament, underway since February 8, will conclude this upcoming Sunday, February 19, with finals in five different categories.

Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury to reopen 10 years after fire

Photo: Peter Black

Completion of the reconstruction of the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury on Grande Allée is not expected until 2018, 10 years after the fire that gutted the historic structure.

Federal government officials initially had hoped the $101-million project would be completed on time to mark Canada’s 150th birthday. The scope and complexity of the undertaking have forced a change in the time-table.

Laugh it up with ComediHa!

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Don’t be surprised to see everyone about you laughing as you stroll through Place Royale between now and February 19. Dozens of comedians have been invited to perform at the first ComediHa! Winter Fest and you are invited to “Voir la vie en drole!”

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