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‘Quest for the Best’ contenders speak out

The 20 contenders are set to take to the stage upstairs at Memorial Arena on Friday night to compete in the fifth-annual “Quest for the Best.”

Seven singers—Alyson Booth, Heather Mihichuk, Debbie Connon, Garry Matthewson, Graham Matheson, Tara Hakala, and Marc Desforges—will be returning to the contest this year while the 13 others are new to the competition.

Eighth Street ski trails to light up for winter carnival

While registrations for activities during the Little Amik Winter Carnival are trickling in, organizers are gearing up for the onslaught of participants and onlookers expected at the seventh-annual celebration running Feb. 4-7.

First on the event schedule is the popular “Candlelight Ski,” which will be held next Thursday evening on the cross-country ski trails north of Eighth Street.