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City expands bike path network, shelves Old Port bridge

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Photo: Peter Black from QCT archives

The City plans to add 25 more kilometres of bike trails to the existing network this year but has put another major bike path project on hold. The City is also developing a policy on the growing popularity of winter biking.

Famous descendants of John Neilson

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Photo: Library and Archives Canada

John Neilson (1776-1848) was famous for many reasons. He was the publisher of the Quebec Gazette/La Gazette de Québec, the ancestor of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph. He served in the Parliament of Lower Canada. He operated a highly profitable printing establishment. And he contributed largely to the development of Valcartier.

Elliott Marie RAY

Elliott Marie Ray (née Billings) died peacefully at the hospital in Hull in the early hours of Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in her 85th year. Wife of William Marshall Ray (Bill Ray) for 58 years. To honour her wishes there will be no service. A private burial of her ashes at Mount Hermon Cemetery will take place at a later date.

Community Calendar

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Thursday, April 25 at 10 a.m. – Lifelong Learning: Staying Connected in the Digital Age. A discussion about ways to stay connected with families, friends and the community no matter where we are. This activity, at the Eastern Québec Learning Centre,* is for Lifelong Learning members and their guests (with guest passes).

Toys and More Sale

The Toys and More Sale, now in its 14th year, will be hosted by CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This annual baby and family bazaar is a staple of the English-speaking community calendar. It is made possible by the volunteers from the Moms’ Nite-out group of the Wellness Centre.

High school basketball season ends with one title for the Blazers

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Photo: QHS Facebook page

The 2018-19 high school basketball season has come to an end in the Québec Chaudière-Appalaches region of the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ).

The Quebec High School Blazers fielded seven teams (three girls’ teams and four boys’), while the St. Patrick’s High Fighting Irish had four girls’ teams and four boys’ teams in 2018-19.

Future of St. Patrick’s High hockey program looks bright

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Photo: St. Patrick’s Hockey Facebook page

St. Patrick’s High School hockey teams have just completed their second season in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire (LHPS) and the future looks bright.

With the traditional sports at St. Pat’s (football, basketball, rugby) well established, the success on the ice of the three hockey teams has the Fighting Irish sports fans taking note.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

April 19, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

From English Papers

The story behind Chemin de Château-Bigot

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikipedia Commons - Public Domain

Château-Bigot is the name of both a district and a street in Quebec City. At one time, it was the name of an actual manor house that stood at the corner of present-day Rue Vice-Roy and Bourg-la-Reine in Charlesbourg. Some of the stones are still visible, although it fell into ruin 100 years ago.

SLC students learn about the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

After years of hard work, research and hearings, and decades – even centuries – of abuse, First Nations women and girls are finally being heard. On June 3 in Gatineau, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will present its final report. To mark this milestone, CEGEP Champlain – St.