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Quebec City: July 2013 Archives

Quebec City's popular Champlain and Le Pylône rocks are now illegal to climb of Quebec City's most renowned spots for rock-climbing has been closed off to the public by Transport Quebec. The climbing sites near the Quebec and Pierre-Laporte bridges, called "Le Pylone", and "Le Champlain", are no longer accessible to climbers. They've been using the walls for over forty years. Here to explain why theses sites are important to the climbing community is Professional Mountain Guide, Francois-Guy Thivierge. M. Thivierge is also owner of the Rock-Gym climbing school in Limoilou.

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Travelling across the world on a catamaran with four kids

IMG_4162.JPGMany people dream of leaving their 9 to 5 routine, and setting off over the open seas. Some people do it. Five years ago, the Giguère-Bourassa family sold all their belongings, bought a 39-foot catamaran and started their journey across the globe.

This Saturday they returned to their set-off point, Quebec City's old port. They're now getting ready for a new challenge, re-adjusting to life on Terra Firma. While they were emptying out their vessel, the Cat Mousses, in hopes of convincing a potential buyer, they welcomed Quebec AM's Julia Page on board.

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Quebec City's 75-year baseball history sunny afternoons in the late 1930's in Quebec City, you might find people strolling the Grande-Allée or taking in a view of the St Lawrence from the Dufferin terrace. But you'd also find thousands of people packed into the stands of a brand new baseball stadium to root for the home team: the Quebec City Athletics.

Those were the early days of the Stade Municipale in Quebec City, a stadium that has had many ups and downs over its 75-year history.

Daniel Papillon is a baseball historian and the author of a new book: En lieu sûr... un stade pour la capitale. He joined us in studio this morning.

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