March 4 2020 Edition

You Oughta Know! Alanis Morissette to headline FEQ

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Photo: FEQ

For music fans, it’s like Christmas morning on a February afternoon.

That’s because the folks behind the Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ) have ripped the wrapping off a huge pile of gifts to thrill fans of just about every type of popular music.

Fun for all ages at the Pentathlon des Neiges

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

In Quebec’s harsh winters, learning to enjoy winter sports is a survival skill. The Pentathlon des Neiges offers amateur athletes the opportunity to test their skills in five sports: speed skating, snowshoeing, winter running, winter biking and cross-country skiing.

Canada fuelled Sanders’ burning quest for universal health care

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Photo: Westmount Examiner from archives

Say what you will about U.S. senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, a serious contender for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination – at least he’s been consistent.

The Surprises in a Pair of Ski

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in McClure’s Magazine for March 1895

There is nothing peculiarly malignant in the appearance in a pair of ski [sic]. They are two slips of elm wood, eight feet long, four inches broad, with a square heel, turned-up toes, and straps in the centre to secure your feet. No one, to look at them, would guess at the possibilities which lurk in them.

The story behind Rue Georges-Dor


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This street honours musician Georges Dor (Georges-Henri Doré), who was born in 1931, the youngest of a family of 11 children of Irish ancestry. Dor worked in a factory in Drummondville from 1948 to 1952. He then studied for a year at the École du Théâtre du Nouveau Monde in Montreal. In the winter of 1953, he worked on the Bersimis Dam on the North Shore of the St. Lawrence River.


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

March 4, 1820 – The Quebec Gazette

Coronavirus prevention advice from Health Canada

Human coronaviruses cause infections of the nose, throat and lungs. They are most commonly spread from an infected person by respiratory droplets generated by a cough or sneeze, or by close, prolonged personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands, or by touching something with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands.

Authors share their journeys at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

The best books make readers travel along with the authors on journeys they won’t soon forget. On Feb. 27 at the Morrin Centre, authors Kaie Kellough and Rebecca Fisseha shared the journeys that led to their recent books, as part of the Morrin Centre’s Open Book discussion series.

Cadet Games about more than the military

Photo: Ruby Pratka

Normally, to be heard over the din of nearly 700 teenagers waiting for the beginning of a day of outdoor sports, one would have to scream. But Capt. Line Bourgeois didn’t have to.

“Are we going to have fun today?” she called into the silent gym at Collège des Compagnons in Sainte-Foy.
“Oui, mon capitaine!” the teens chorused, standing at attention.

Accounting firm prepares St. Lawrence students for bilingual jobs

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On Feb. 25, CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence and the insurance and accounting firm BDO Canada paid tribute to the 25 students who completed a French-language accounting course. Binder Dijker Otto (BDO) is an international network of public accounting, tax, consulting and business advisory firms.

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