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February 2011 Archives

Canada Summer Games - Sherbrooke 2013

Team Quebec won the most medals overall (137!) at the Canada Games in Halifax. The next edition of the event will be in Sherbrooke in 2013. We caught up with Tom Allen who is leading the organizing committee. 
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Down the rabbit hole...

Students and staff at St. Lawrence College are staging an original production of Alice in Wonderland, as a musical. The CBC's Rachelle Solomon met with Alice, the Rabbit, and Dean of Faculty John Halpin, who also co-authored the show and wrote all the music. 
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QHS in pink!

Anti-bullying day at Quebec High School had students and staff wearing pink. We called up the school to find out more about the campaign:
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The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final

Quebec City will host the world's best figure skaters from December 8-11, 2011. The CBC's Rachelle Solomon was at today's announcement and spoke with William Thompson, CEO of Skate Canada, and pairs champions Jessica Dubé and Bryce Davison. 
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Ross Murray: Facebook revolution

Unrest in the middle east and the role of social media, like Facebook. It is giving people the ability to communicate and organize as never before. But where is this all going? Ross Murray offers a few thoughts: 
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Coalition for Quebec's Future

Former PQ education minister Francois Legault and businessman Charles Sirois have launched a new political movement, the Coalition for Quebec's future:
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From the International Pee-wee Tournament

ESPN. The son of the man who started the network is in Quebec City with HIS son to play Pee-wee hockey. Jaccquie joined them on the ice...
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The old and the new arena in Stanstead

The Pat Burns Arena in Stanstead is planning to open its doors in May.  Lots of work to go, but lots that has already been done.  The CBC's Rachelle Solomon was recently in Stanstead and brings us this closer look...
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Hurricane Hazel's Gaspé roots

Canada's longest serving mayor, Mississauga, Ontario's Hazel McCallion, is celebrating her 90th birthday and sharing her memories of growing up in Port Daniel.

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(First aired Tuesday, February 15, 2011)

And then a call out to Gaspé, to Lyndon Béchervaise, to find out more about the Gaspesian-Channel Islands heritage. 

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(First aired Wednesday, February 16, 2011)

Ross Murray: Public Speaking

Ross was in Quebec City last week, speaking to an enthusiastic throng of admirers of his literary works. But the experience of addressing a crowd gave him pause ...
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Arcade Fire at the Grammy Awards

From their converted church-studio in Farnham to their Album of the Year (The Suburbs) win last night. We caught up with the now Grammy award-winning Mark Lawson, the album's Audio Engineer, after an unbelievable night in LA. 

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Angle Mort

The Quebec thriller opens in theatres this evening. One of its star actors, Peter Miller, and director Dominic James joined us in studio to talk about a winter holiday gone very wrong...
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New arena for Quebec City

The provincial government and the city will split the cost of building a new $400-million arena. Many celebrating the announcement today, others criticizing ...
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Ross Murray: Not a senator

We've often wondered why our Ross Murray isn't a senator.  He's serious, he's sober and he's always giving things second thought - or is that short shrift?  Regardless.  Turns out Ross is not all that keen on the Senate.  And today he explains why...
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Pennies in Escuminac

Escuminac School, on the Baie des Chaleur, is raising money for a well in Africa. The project was inspired by a documentary about ethical gift-giving called, Where's My Goat?
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Canada Summer Games - Sherbrooke 2013

Team Quebec won the most medals overall (137!) at the Canada Games in Halifax. The next edition of the event will be in Sherbrooke in 2013. We caught up with Tom Allen who is leading the organizing committee.  
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Ross Murray: What's your sign?

Just about everybody at one time or another gets asked for their astrological ID. But for Ross Murray, a recent shake-up in the zodiac has him confused and not knowing what sign he's been assigned...
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Alex Harvey wins gold

Alex Harvey, the 22-year old cross-country skier from St-Ferreol-les-Neiges, has become the first Canadian ever to win an under-23 world cross-country title.  And it's his first gold medal too!  We caught up with Alex the day after his big win in Estonia:
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