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Magical discoveries in Quebec City

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Photo: Vincent Bernard

Magician Daniel Coutu fell in love with the art after watching a popular children’s television program about magic and receiving a “Houdini” magic kit at the tender age of seven. After swiftly mastering the art of prestidigitation (sleight of hand) and adding science to his act, he now has his own production company, Prestigo, and a television show with ICI Radio-Canada Par Ici la Magie.

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 11, from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. – Michèle Audette, commissioner on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, will speak at CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence, IA Financial Group Auditorium, 790 Ave Nérée-Tremblay. This event is open to the public and free of charge.

SLC students rewarded at the OsEntreprendre Challenge gala

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Photo: CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence

The OsEntreprendre Local Challenge gala was held at Collège Mérici on April 2. The evening brought together a number of players from the Quebec entrepreneurial community, as well as participants from CEGEPs in the region. The evening began with a 5 à 7 networking session, followed by a panel of guests who interacted with the audience, and it ended with the OsEntreprendre awards ceremony.

St. Lawrence women’s basketball team comes home with silver

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Photo: Linda Naccarato

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence women’s basketball team took a silver medal after being defeated 65-50 by the Géants from Cégep de Saint-Jean at the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) provincial final, on April 7.

Time to plant your herbs!


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Photo: Lise Lafond

Spring is here (don’t look outside) and now is the time to start sowing your seeds indoors to have a wonderful herb garden this summer.

St. Pat’s U14 hockey team makes it to the LHPS final

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Photo: St. Pat’s Hockey Facebook page

The fairy-tale season of the St. Patrick’s High School Under 14 (U14) hockey team continues in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire scolaire (LHPS).

The Morrin Centre holds its 195th AGM

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Photo: Elizabeth Perreault

The 195th annual general meeting of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec was held in College Hall at the Morrin Centre on March 27.

Founded in 1824 by George Ramsay, Earl of Dalhousie, governor of British North America, and recognized as Canada’s first learned society, the LHSQ has come a long way over the past two centuries.

North Shore leaders plead for a road to stop process of “extinction”

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Want to have some fun with Google Maps? Punch in Vieux-Fort and Kégaska in the directions window and see what comes up.

Through a local lens


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Photo: Ruby Pratka

When you think of Africa, what images come to mind?

Go on, be honest. Lions? Endless desert dunes? Beaming kids, joyfully mobbing a few fresh-faced Western students on break from a well-digging project? The colourful, leaping grace of a dance ensemble? Or that breathtaking but terrifying photo of a starving child crawling toward a feeding centre in Sudan, pursued stealthily by a vulture?

The story behind Rue Charles-M.-Monsarrat


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This short street off Boulevard des Hôtels near the Quebec Bridge was named in honour of Charles Nicholas Monsarrat (1871-1940). The middle initial “M” in the street name is the result of a transcription error that has simply been perpetuated over the years.