January 29 2020 Edition

200 years of boat people


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Photo: Ruby Pratka

If you ever go to Dublin, extricate yourself from touristy Temple Bar. Cross one of the many bridges over the River Liffey, turn right and pass the Customs House. You should see them by then – half a dozen sculptures of a family, in tattered clothes, as thin- and weak-looking as dead trees, confronting the viewer with a haunting, hunted gaze.

Community Calendar

Jan. 22 to Feb. 5, 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. – Crochet or knit an amigurumi, and learn the Japanese art of making a small, stuffed yarn creature such as a penguin or a unicorn. The next free classes are on Jan. 29 and on Feb. 3 and 5 at Shannon Hall, 75 Chemin Gosford, Shannon. To register, contact Catherine at 418-683-2366, ext. 224, or [email protected].

Cookshire’s Pine Hill Farm: The land, the people by Winston C. Fraser


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Photo: Photo of book cover by Shirley Nadeau

Winston Fraser has done it again! His latest book about his family’s history of settlement in the village of Cookshire in the Eastern Townships, launched in early December 2019, is a tale of determination and continuity that dates back to thousands of years before his ancestors settled on the land, then inhabited by First Nations people.

Is that a CEGEP or a Cégep?

Have you ever wondered why the QCT uses both “CEGEP” and “Cégep” in front of the names of the various colleges we often report on, especially in sports articles? Is there a difference?

Winter fun enjoyed at Pointe-aux-Lièvres

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

Winter fun activities are in full swing along the St. Charles River in Quebec City. The Société de la Rivière Saint-Charles, a non-profit organization, manages a wide-ranging program of recreational pursuits for all four seasons.

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church signs an agreement with special events company Kamaï Événements

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

In mid-December, 2019, the board of managers of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Old Quebec signed an unusual agreement with Kamaï Événements.

Clarendon Hotel reopens after 12 months of major repairs

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Photo: Hotel Clarendon

The Clarendon Hotel is open again, after being closed for the past 12 months. Co-owners Michel Côté and Marc-Olivier Côté were delighted to welcome their first guests, just in time for the 150th anniversary of Canada’s oldest hotel.

More than 40 American teams at the Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament

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The 61st edition of the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament will feature teams from over 20 countries at the Videotron Centre from Feb. 12 to 23.

Of the 120 teams that will be playing at five different levels, 40 of them, or 33 per cent, will be from the United States. Even though the number of teams is quite impressive, it is still down from 42 in 2019.

St. Lawrence Lions basketball and hockey action

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Photo: SLC Lions

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Lions basketball team got back on the court on Jan. 24, when they played the Jeannois from Collège d’Alma in their first game since the holidays.

However, the match-up the Lions are anxiously awaiting is the game on Jan. 31, when they host the Dynamiques from Cégep de Sainte-Foy. Tip-off is at 8 p.m. at the Lions’ Den.

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