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Happy 250 From The Plains Of Abraham!

July 2, 2017:


Fireworks lit up the sky of Quebec City as thousands gathered on the Plains of Abraham on Saturday to celebrate Canada's birthday.

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Canadian Harness Racing: The First Race

July 1, 2017:


Here I am, in a sewer beneath old Montreal. For real.

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Good Morning From Blue Bonnets

July 1, 2017:


It's July 1, 2017: I'm standing in the winner's circle at Blue Bonnets Raceway in Montreal. I look up at thousands of seats in the grandstand and try to imagine this place on its biggest day.

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Farewell: Signs From Hervé

June 30, 2017:


As Brandon Filion stood bravely in front of a crowd of mourners at Paroisse de L'Ange Gardien in Gatineau, his words resonated from wall-to-wall.

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June 30, 2017: What are the chances?

June 30, 2017:


It has always seemed somewhat incomprehensible that horse racing in Canada began exactly 100 years to the day before Confederation. On July 1st, 1767, the first horse race was held in this country. On July 1st, 1867, the nation was founded. What are the chances?

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