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SEARCHLIGHT: Breakaway's Top 10 in the search for Canada's best new musical act

Almost 3,000 artists entered CBC Music's Searchlight contest, hoping to be named Canada's best new musical act.  After a first round of voting, this week we have a Top 10 for the Breakaway broadcast region. The next step is to get this group down to a Top 5.  Through the week, as we encouraged listeners to vote, the CBC's Rachelle Solomon spoke with our 10 contestants...


Part 1 (aired Tuesday, February 26, 2013)

i.No, Quebec City -- Rachel Leclerc, Lac-Etchemin -- Harvest Breed, Sherbrooke

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Part 2 (aired Thursday, February 28, 2013)

Frissong, Quebec City -- Orange O'Clock, Sherbrooke

Zoë Toupin, Quebec City -- Chris Gill, Sherbrooke

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Part 3 (aired Friday, March 1, 2013)

The Seasons, Beauport - Matthew McCully, Lennoxville - Fiz Compulsive, Quebec City

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Explaining the great maple syrup heist of 2012

It was one of the most spectacular - and unusual - crime stories of 2012: The theft of millions of dollars worth of maple syrup from a warehouse in Saint-Louis de Blandford. Police made several arrests before Christmas and most of the stolen syrup has been accounted for. New York City-based writer Brendan Borrell tapped into the maple caper and wrote an in-depth article about the great heist. He joined Jacquie with the sticky details.
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British pigeon gets lost during a race and finds a new home in Quebec

rs pigeon.JPGEarlier this year, in the summer, a pigeon racing from France to England got lost and ended up very far off course -- across the Atlantic and in the province of Quebec, in St-Louis-de-Blandford, east of Drummondville. The CBC's Rachelle Solomon visited longtime pigeon fancier Michel Gosselin and his son Marc-André to meet this well-traveled bird who has found a new home with their family.

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