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Sports: July 2013 Archives

Quebec City's popular Champlain and Le Pylône rocks are now illegal to climb

Escalade-PPL-RadioCanada.ca.jpgOne 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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Quebec City's 75-year baseball history

photodecapitale.gouv.qc.ca.jpgOn 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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