February 26 2014 Edition

Take a walk with The Barefoot Professor

The bearded gentleman sitting quietly between his wife and commentator Aiden Roberts in front of the large audience at the Morrin Center seemed to be looking around the room at the arriving people.

Then I noticed a white cane standing in a corner of the room. As Roberts used prompts to question Dr.

Young violinists help Burundi flood victims

The day the rains came, Allison Blair was on her way back to Burundi from her father's birthday celebration in Quebec City.

Blair, a Quebec City native, has lived and worked in Burundi for the past 15 years. She co-directs Bravo Ministries, a charitable organization in the capital, Bujumbura. The charity teaches sewing trades to street youth and former prostitutes.

Team Canada brings home 10 Gold, 10 Silver, 5 Bronze Olympic medals

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Photo: Photo credit: HHOF-IIHF-IOC / Andre Ringuette / Jeff Vinick

Other medal winners this past week were:

Marielle Thompson won Gold, and Kelsey Serwa, Silver, in Women's Ski Cross.

Mike Riddle won Silver in the Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe event

Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse successfully defended their Olympic title, winning Gold in the Women's Bobsleigh.

Ultimate Fighting Championship coming to Quebec City

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Photo: Photo provided by UFC

On April 16, the Pepsi Colisée will feature Quebec City's first Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event. Former welterweight champion "GS-P" Georges St-Pierre, named Canada's Favourite Athlete several years running, has made this sport popular in Canada and around the world.

KELLY, Veronica (Vee Vee ) (1923-2014)

Vee Vee passed away peacefully and gracefully Sunday afternoon, February 16, 2014, at St. Brigid's Home.

More than just a travelling art show

The William S. Paley modern art collection, an eclectic mix of French Impressionist works and 20th-century British and American paintings which headlined the list of travelling shows at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec from October to February, shows what can happen when great resources are put into purchasing art for personal enjoyment.

McCARTNEY, Isabel 1910 - 2014

Isabel McCartney passed away peacefully at St. Brigid's Home on February 19, 2014, at the age of 104. She was a lifelong resident of this area.
A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 5 rue Cook, Quebec City, on Monday, March 3, at 2:00 p.m. Burial in Mount Hermon cemetery at a later date.

Rally calls for end to Anticost oil exploration

Some 100 people gathered in front of the National Assembly last Friday, in spite of the winter weather, to call for an end to oil and gas exploration on Anticosti Island.

The large island at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River near Gaspé has been managed by the province since 1974. A 221-square-mile stretch of the island has been designated a national conservation park since 2001.

A crisp crescent moon

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Business day for future Champlain-St. Lawrence students

On February 18, Champlain-St. Lawrence (SLC) hosted its third in a series of four events dedicated to interested applicants to join its Business program. The first, held in mid-January, introduced accounting methods and practices. The second invited potential students to the campus as students-for-a-day. A gala is planned for the fourth event on March 20.

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