January 17 2018 Edition

Atikuss Hopeboots promote Aboriginal culture and fair wages

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Quebec Winter Carnival has partnered for the first time with Atikuss, a Quebec-based footwear company that sells boots made by First Nations craftspeople using ancestral techniques, to continue to promote Quebec’s Indigenous culture and history. On Jan. 12 at City Hall, Atikuss displayed the Hopeboots line, and a pair was presented to each of the seven Duchesses.

Putting together an action plan for the new year

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Photo: Mary McCown

It’s January, the time of self-promises and good intentions. Gyms everywhere are full. File folders are flying off the shelves at Bureau en gros. New former smokers have a fresh resolve to keep cigarettes out of their lives. Will the resolutions stick, or will old habits creep back in before the groundhog has a chance to see his shadow?

Welcome to my kitchen: New Year’s resolutions

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Photo: Joanne Kyvetos

Now that we have digested our turkey and all that sucre à la crème, we are ready to get started on the New Year’s resolutions we made a few weeks ago.

What is a New Year’s resolution? It is a tradition that has a person resolve to change a bad habit or introduce a good one to accomplish a personal goal or otherwise improve their life.

Staying active and healthy is a team effort

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Photo: provided by Bill Cox

Sixteen years from now, I will be 100 years old.

Yep! Looking back, I was wondering how I survived in relatively good health for a man who has five kids, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren (and another one on the way) and several careers. I walk straight and can climb stairs – a couple of hundred along the Jacques Cartier beach in Cap-Rouge, as a matter of fact.

Fans saddened by passing of longtime sports icons Keith Jackson and Dick Enberg

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Photo: courtesy of American Sportscaster

While waiting for the National Football League’s divisional playoffs to start, last Saturday, reporters from different networks reported the death of longtime sports broadcaster Keith Jackson, at the age of 89.

During the holidays, sports fans were also saddened by the passing of broadcaster Dick Enberg, who was 82.

VIA Rail sets record for ridership over the holiday season

As harsh winter conditions swept across the country, many thousands of Canadians chose VIA Rail Canada for their travel during the holiday season. From Dec. 18 to Jan. 7, trains from coast to coast carried 308,000 passengers – 10 per cent more than in 2016-2017. The busiest day, Friday, Dec. 22, saw VIA Rail trains transporting 20,700 passengers to their destinations.

St. Lawrence College tech crew pilot project

 In 2017, CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence became the home of a new auditorium equipped with state-of-the-art sound equipment and retractable seating. This long-awaited addition to the college is not only meant to benefit the arts within the school but also to serve as a venue for the Quebec City anglophone community to hold cultural events, shows and banquets.

High school and college sports in Quebec City

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Photo: courtesy of St. Pat’s Hockey Facebook page

The holidays are over, the students are back in school. This means only one thing: high school basketball is back!
Both Quebec High and St. Patrick’s hoops teams hit the court last week, and will have an intense eight weeks leading up to the regional championships.

Get out and move … at the Salon Bouge

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Need an excuse to get up and move in 2018? The Salon Bouge was held last weekend at ExpoCité, showing off more enjoyable ways to move and get some exercise than shovelling snow. After the holidays many have made resolutions, and one popular resolution is to get out and move.

Université Laval students brew up a super agricultural fair

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Photo: Lise Lafond

For the past 43 years, students at Université Laval have invited the public to share their passion and join them in discovering and discussing the impact and the importance of agriculture in everyday life during SAAC (la semaine de l’agriculture, de l’alimentation et de la consommation).

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