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Quebec City: April 2013 Archives

Quebec City circus instructor's last plea for reprieve

Ibrahim R-C.jpgA Quebec City circus instructor is making a last plea to be allowed to stay in the country. Ibrahim Soumahoro is facing deportation to Cote d'Ivoire tomorrow. People in the circus community, as well as some local politicians, have rallied behind him and are calling on immigration minister Jason Kenney to give him a reprieve.

We spoke to Soumahoro's lawyer Hugues L'Anglais this morning.

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Commemorative run for Boston

Across the province yesterday, be it on the Magdalen Islands, in Sherbrooke, Thetford Mines, Magog, Rimouski and Montreal, people turned out to show their support for the people of Boston, after the bombings a week ago during the Boston Marathon.

In Quebec City, close to a thousand people ran and walked from the Plains of Abraham through the old city down to the U.S. Consul, overlooking the Dufferin Terrace.

It began with a moment of silence, and then slowly, applause started to build...

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The buzz around La Ruche

La RucheLast week, a one of a kind Quebec-based crowdfunding website was launched. Over 200 people in the Quebec City region have already invested their hard-earned cash into projects ranging from a new durable sunglasses design, to an app that hopes to turn your "real" life into a video game. CBC's Julia Caron tells us more about how you can support local projects - whether you want to see a new magazine that celebrates the art of mixing drinks, or support 2 young sisters who are urban beekeepers.
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