February 4 2015 Edition

Winter World Masters Games open

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Photo: Photo by Ruby Pratka

The flags of 20 nations fluttered, drummers drummed and a party atmosphere reigned as the athletes of the Winter World Masters Games set off from the Palais des Congrès on Saturday night.

Snowshoe time on the Plains of Abraham

Photo: Ruby Pratka

The World Snowshoe Championships were held on the Plains of Abraham Saturday afternoon, in -15 C weather with a biting wind that made it feel like -25 and deterred all but the hardiest and most warmly dressed spectators.

"The Quebec racers have an advantage," mused event organizer François Calletta "They're used to racing in this cold, and the others aren't.

Limoilou’s 3e Avenue is Complètement givrée!

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Photo: Photo by Kasia Borkowska

Winter Carnival fever has taken over the city, and Limoilou celebrated with its customary gusto last Saturday. On January 31, the district's picturesque 3e Avenue hosted a day-long street festival, La 3e... Complètement givrée!

The windswept sidewalks and cheek-pinching chill did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the festival-goers, who filled the streets in great numbers.

André Cloutier 1940 – 2015

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Passed away peacefully at Hôpital Laval on January 24, 2015, at the age of seventy-four. Beloved husband of Marion McCoubrey for 49 years. Loving father to Eric (Isabel Rivard), Karl and grandson William.

Memories of Sue Gale Bjornstad

I knew this charming lady very well. She was the mother of my good friend Shane Leroy and she spent all her summers in a magnificent old family summer house on the shores of Lac Saint-Charles.

Please attend to the present and secure our future

Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

This letter is addressed generally to the English-speaking Catholics of greater Quebec City and environs. It is addressed particularly to those of you who have considered yourselves to be members of St. Patrick's Parish.

Please attend St. Patrick's Church each weekend and help secure our future. Whatever your reasons for not attending in the past, please put them aside and attend.

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