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Breakaway
with Jacquie Czernin

Quebec City hosts Fed Cup women's tennis

fedcup.jpgFed Cup women's tennis is coming to Quebec City for the first time. Elias headed to the courts at Laval University and spoke with players and coaches from the Canadian and Slovakian teams.
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Ross Murray: Internet passwords

There's a lot of concern about the security of online passwords these days. But our regular columnist Ross Murray asks, what's the worry if you have nothing to hide?

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The return of the Nordiques?

A new book lends some support for Quebec City as a city capable of welcoming an NHL hockey team. Elias talks with one of the authors about why an NHL franchise could succeed this time around.

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A conversation with Norman Parent in Miguasha

Singer-songwriter Norman Parent has been making music in the province for decades. And while he is known for his blues covers, he is working on an album of original songs. The CBC's Rachelle Solomon met up with him in the Gaspé and got a preview.

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Remembering singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester

After a bout with cancer, Jesse Winchester died today at the age of 69. He spent a good part of his career in Quebec, and influenced countless musicians. Elias looks back at the life and times of the singer-songwriter who was once praised by Bob Dylan and Rolling Stone magazine.

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Mylène Paquette's boat "Hermel" to be on permanent display in Sept-Iles

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for NEWWEB-breakaway-logo.jpgMylène Paquette is the first North American woman to row solo across the North Atlantic. Last year, she spent 129 days at sea, from Halifax to the port of Lorient in France. Breakaway followed her on that journey, speaking with her several times from her little yellow boat, the Hermel. Today, its permanent home was announced:  Sept-Iles.  Mylène Paquette  joined Elias with the details. 

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Election editorial cartoons

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for NEWWEB-breakaway-logo.jpgWe've been following the provincial election over the last three weeks on radio, television, through newspaper reports and columns, as well as cartoons.  As Quebeckers head out to cast their votes, Elias called up editorial cartoonists Serge Chapleau of La Presse, and Pascal Elie of The Gazette, to talk about the campaign through their eyes, and drawing pencils. 

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B45 baseball opens its first store

20140407_124822.jpgA new chapter today for B45:  The baseball bat-maker based in Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier has opened its first store.  B45 bats are made from yellow birch wood, sourced from the Eastern Townships.  In fact, yellow birch is the provincial tree of Quebec, and the majority in North America grow in the province -- above the 45th parallel.  Our Rachelle Solomon was at the new store and spoke with B45 owners Michel Laplante and Evan Price. 

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Louise Abbott's "Nunaaluk: A forgotten story"

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for NEWWEB-breakaway-logo.jpgTownships filmmaker Louise Abbott's latest documentary tells the story of an Inuit woman going back to the island of her childhood.  Mini Aodla Freeman returns to Cape Hope Island in Nunaaluk: A forgotten story.  She joined Elias, from her home in Tomifobia, to talk about the film and the filmmaking process. 

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Ross Murray: Dirty coffee cups

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for NEWWEB-breakaway-logo.jpgThey say you can tell a lot about a person by how messy, or how neat, their desk is.  The people who say that... probably have very tidy desks.  Regardless, our regular contributor Ross Murray has taken this notion a little further.  He found, you can learn something about humanity -- from dirty coffee cups. 

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