February 25 2009 Edition

Snowboarders catch big air in downtown Quebec City

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Photo by Jay Ouellet: Flying high above the Îlot Fleurie, Austria’s Stefan Gimpl took the gold in the FIS World Cup Big Air in downtown Quebec City last Saturday.The week-long event drew professional and amateur snowboarders from around the world to compete in disciplines like halfpipe, boardercross, park and parallel giant slalom.

Sean Jones plays Quebec

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Photo: Wendy Little

Congratulations to QCT ticket contest winners Simon Jacobs and Catherine Dallaire (see photos on qctonline.com), who got to enjoy a backstage pass, as well as some time with musician Sean Jones and his band on their tour bus after the show.

Short-film festival Sundances into Quebec City

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Photo: Courtesy of Prends ça court!

The best of the best shorts from Sundance, the Utah-based international film festival founded by Robert Redford, will be gracing Quebec City screens this March. In conjunction with the Prends ça court!

CQSB high schools boast healthy graduation rates

Despite headlines in the province's newspapers decrying the Quebec's dwindling high school graduation rates, parents of students in the Central Quebec School Board's high schools can breathe easy. The school board ranked first among the province's English school boards for the 2006-2007 school year with the highest percentage of graduates.

Huron-Wendats want to bury hatchet, end Plains tiff

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Photo: Courtesy of the Conseil de la nation Huronne-Wendat

The National Battlefields Commission has promised to consider and promptly respond to Grand Chief Konrad Siouï's proposal to create a peace-making ceremony on the Plains of Abraham that would replace the previously planned 1759 battle re-enactment.

Laval architecture students help revive Bishop Thorpe

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Photo: Scott French

Bishop Thorpe is entering the 21st century through the eyes of Université Laval's architecture students. The 168-year-old Anglican bishop's residence, located next to the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, was recently the subject of a design project by the university's second-year architecture students.

English Quebecers are not Wolfes under the bed

The recent decision to not hold the reconstruction of the battle of the Plains of Abraham has truly upset and insulted me. Living in Quebec City I am no stranger to the will that Quebec becomes its own nation. The importance of preserving French language and Quebec culture are both issues I consider very important.

QC man fights to return English films to city’s cinemas

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Photo: Scott French

"Bond. James Bond," so goes one of the most iconic phrases in film history. Not only does Steven Théberge prefer to see 007 complete with his signature tuxedo and Walther PPK in Quebec City's theatres, he would also like to hear Daniel Craig's British accent as well.

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