December 2 2020 Edition

Winter Carnival spreads magic to seven locations

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Snow, ice, cold weather…. There’s magic in the air of Quebec City. A giant snowman wearing a red toque, a ceinture fléchée (arrow sash) and a face mask was recently spotted in Lower Town.

50th anniversary of the October Crisis - Part 3


The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph (QCT) continued its coverage of the ongoing crisis following the murder of Pierre Laporte on Oct. 17, 1970.

Discovering the International Appalachian Trail


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Photo: Ruby Pratka

At the eastern tip of the Gaspé Peninsula, inside Forillon National Park, a short, steep walk from the lighthouse in what was once the village of Cap-Gaspé, there’s a lookout platform known as le bout du monde (the end of the world). For Simon Bourk, the end of the world was the beginning of a very long journey.

Sharing good fortune a great way to celebrate Christmas 2020

Despite all the gloom and doom, many of us have managed to weather the pandemic fairly well, so far.

We have kept our jobs (or have pension income) and still have a decent place to live and a social life, even if it is mostly electronic. Best of all, we, and those close to us, have remained reasonably healthy.

Meet the marvellous Madame Labriski

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Mériane Labrie, better known as Madame Labriski, is the fascinating local baker behind all those sugar-free baked goods now available at IGA grocery stores. With her thirst for innovation and her vision of changing the eating habits of the world, she proudly wages war against refined sugar with recipes using date purée.

'Clematis virginiana' has a new look for each season


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Photo: Lise Lafond

Walking in the forest, I noticed a tree that seemed to have little snowballs sitting on its branches. Intrigued, I cleared a path through the dense shrubs and branches to get a better look. Up close, these little snowballs resembled a cluster of beautiful white feathers floating in the wind.

Sigouin’s solid performance nets another Remparts win

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Photo: Jonathan Roy - QMJHL

Goaltender Thomas Sigouin blocked 19 of 20 shots from the Gatineau Olympiques, including 12 in the third period, to lead the Quebec Remparts to a 2-1 victory on Nov. 26.

It was the team’s last game in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) bubble. Sigouin’s solid performance earned him the first star of the game.

Diamants manager Dominik Walsh leaves team

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Photo: LBJEQ website

The Diamants de Québec announced on Nov. 26 that manager and general director Dominik Walsh is leaving the organization after eight seasons at the helm.

Walsh, who played for the Diamants from 2002 to 2007, guided the team to four championships in the Ligue de Baseball Junior Élite du Québec (LBJEQ).

Mayor Labeaume vetoes hosting 2030 Olympics

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Quebec City will not host the 2030 Winter Olympic Games. Local entrepreneur Mark Charest recently made public a study exploring the possibility of an Olympic bid, but Mayor Régis Labeaume quickly nixed the idea.

Charest’s project became public when FM93 sports reporter Pierre Vézina first aired the story on Nov. 23.

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