February 25 2015 Edition

Israeli curlers have big dreams

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Vite, vite, vite, vite, vite!" "Hurry, hurry, hurry!"

Horses rescued from barn fires

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Photo: Lise Lafond

When the going gets tough, the tough get going!"

This phrase was put in practice on February 16 when three barns in two locations burnt down and a total of 38 horses were left homeless. The horse community did what they do best; they went into action to help save their precious equine friends.

Perfect weather for the Pentathlon des Neiges

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Photo: Bill Cox

It was a cold morning on Saturday, February 21, for the College and University competitions of the Pentathlon des Neiges on the Plains of Abraham but no one complained. The weather was perfect for winter sports. The young people were up to the challenge and attacked the trails and ice with gusto.

This Pentathlon comprises five disciplines: cycling, foot racing, skating, snowshoeing and skiing.

Big Air snowboarders descend on Lower Town

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On February 20, despite the cold, snowboard fans packed Îlot Fleurie near the Dufferin-Montmorency autoroute for the 7th Big Air competition of the Fédération international de Ski World Cup. International-level snowboarders zipped down the 35-metre-high, 91-metre-long ramp, and launched themselves into the air to perform their acrobatic tricks.

Snowboarders show their prowess at Snowboard Jamboree

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On February 21, the Stoneham Mountain Resort was filled with ski and snowboard enthusiasts for the 9th Snowboard Jamboree, which included the FIS World Snowboard Cup 2015 Slopestyle competition.

Rare great grey owl spotted in Beauport

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Photo: Russell Minks

A great grey owl was recently spotted in Beauport, just 15 minutes from downtown Quebec City, in a wooded area near the intersection of Rue Blanche-LaMontagne and Rue Pierre-Paul-Bertin.

The great grey owl is the world's largest species of owl by length. They inhabit Boreal forests in Canada, northern Europe, and Siberia.

Alfred Craig

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In loving memory of Alfred Craig, who passed away on February 8, 2012. A dear husband, father, grandpa, father-in-law, brother, and a friend to many.
Gone from our lives,
One so dear,
But in our hearts,
Forever near.
Our memories will never fade. Sadly missed and always in our thoughts.

Shirley and family.

A 65-storey “lighthouse” proposed for Sainte-Foy

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Photo: Image provided by Groupe Dallaire

The Quebec City real estate firm Groupe Dallaire announced last week that it plans to build "the highest building east of Toronto" on the site of the now defunct Hôtel des Gouverneurs on Boulevard Laurier near the Quebec Bridge.

Known as Le Phare de Québec, or the Quebec Lighthouse, the project will include a 65-storey office tower and three smaller towers of 30 storeys each.

Conservative values …. Really?

Prime Minister Harper was in Quebec City last week and, during a radio interview on 93 FM (not, to be sure, the CBC!), he stated that Quebecers are in favour of the Conservative values of his government, including, most importantly: (1) lower income taxes; (2) law and order; and (3) the fight against terrorism.

Lorne MONAGHAN 1947-2015

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It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Lorne Monaghan, on January 30, 2015, in his 67th year. A life-long resident of Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Lorne passed away in Florida after a very brief illness.

Lorne will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 44 years, Colleen (Kiley); daughters Sharon (Tim Rowe) and Erin (Scott Patterson), and grandsons Tyler and Ryan.

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