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Rouge et Or women’s basketball team wins the RSEQ season title

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Photo: U Laval Rouge et Or

The Université Laval Rouge et Or women’s basketball team secured first place in the RSEQ conference with an impressive 62-52 win over the Citadins from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) on Feb. 15 at the Amphithéâtre Desjardins. The win clinched the regular-season title for the team coached by Guillaume Giroux.

SPORTS BRIEFS: hockey, tennis and slopestyle skiing

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Photo: QMJHL

It was another weekend to forget for the Québec Remparts, who lost both games on the road, in Victoriaville (5-4 in overtime) on Feb. 14, and in Rimouski (11-2) two days later.

Conditions ideal for the Winter Carnival Ice Canoe Race

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

A cloudless bright blue sky, a light breeze, sub-zero temperatures, a cheering crowd, open water and ice floes all added up to ideal conditions for the annual Winter Carnival Ice Canoe Race on Feb 9. Racers descended onto the surface of the frozen Louise Basin for their final preparations before launching their boats to complete laps across the St.

Dimming and dazzling: The many facets of Canada’s diamond dealings

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My cousin’s boyfriend was a prophet of diamonds, probably still is. A seasoned woodsman and prospector, he had staked many a claim in the northeastern Ontario bush, convinced of the presence of diamond-laden kimberlite pipes.

Roald Amundsen: the man who stole the Pole

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Photo: Wikipedia Commons - Public Domain

Some 50 people made their way through the worst winter storm to hit Quebec City this winter on Feb. 7 to attend a talk at Université Laval about a famous expedition to the South Pole. Just walking from the parking lot through the blizzard to the pavilion for the event gave them a small idea of what the Norwegian explorers might have experienced.

The story behind Rue Gandhi

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikipedia Commons - Public Domain

This street was named in honour of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), lawyer, political leader, and spiritual guide who fought for the independence of India. He was commonly known as “Mahatma,” meaning “great-souled” or “venerable,” or simply as “Bapu,” meaning “father” in several Indian dialects.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

February 11, 1820 – The Quebec Gazette
The Quebec Dispensary

White carpet for the opening of Quebec Winter Carnival

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Mother Nature rolled out the white carpet for the opening ceremony of the Quebec City Winter Carnival, followed by the Pepsi Hip-Hop Party at the Ice Palace on Feb. 7. Bonhomme Carnaval and hundreds of carnival-goers welcomed the blizzard with open arms. Thick snowflakes blanketed the site, increasing people’s energy and adding to the magic of the Ice Palace.

Lots of rhythm, lots of fun at the Winter Carnival Parade

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Cold temperatures, crowds, floats and horns … symbols of the Carnaval we all know and love. By midday on Feb. 8, traffic was being diverted from Grande Allée. Floats, costumes and props were lined up along the fence of the Plains of Abraham, creating an anticipatory magical buzz in the air.

A winter visit to the Château Saint-Louis

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Parks Canada has invited the public to explore the Château Saint-Louis archeological site beneath the snow-covered Dufferin Terrace during the Quebec Winter Carnival.