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Tickets for QAC’s Noises Off now on sale

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Photo: QAC

Tickets are now on sale online for the Quebec Art Company’s hilarious farcical romp, Noises Off. It takes to the stage on Thursday, May 16, for four performances, including the QAC’s traditional Sunday matinee, at 2 p.m. Evening performances start earlier than in the past, at 7:30 p.m.

Spring comes marching in with the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

 

Green, white and orange flag of Ireland raised at City Hall

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Terence Kerwin, the president of the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick de Québec, and Michelle Morin-Doyle, Quebec City deputy mayor, raised the green, white and orange flag of Ireland beside City Hall on March 21 to mark the official beginning of four days of St. Patrick’s festivities.

Greying workers only part of the labour shortage solution

COMMENTARY

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I have seen the future, and it works.” That was American leftist journalist Lincoln Steffens talking about the early years of communist Russia. Well, I have seen the future, too – and it’s old guys working at supermarkets.

Irish writers highlighted in Morrin Centre’s Our Writing walking tour

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

This year’s Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations took place from March 21 to 24. After a flag-raising ceremony at City Hall, the festivities continued with a lecture on historic Ireland, the 10th Défilé de la Saint-Patrick de Québec, and ended with a walking tour through the Old City.

The story behind Avenue Charles-Fitzpatrick

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This avenue is named in honour of Sir Charles Fitzpatrick (1851-1942). Born in Quebec City, he was the son of Mary Connolly and John Fitzpatrick, who was an Irish wood merchant and the first mayor of Sillery, from 1856 to 1859.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

March 27, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

Sick and Destitute Strangers

Alex Harvey reigns on the Plains of Abraham

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Cross-country skier Alex Harvey is Quebec City’s reigning prince. Completely humble, he wanted to end his international career on the podium at the FIS Cross-country Skiing World Cup Finals on the Plains of Abraham, which took place from March 22 to 24. He had three opportunities to accomplish his final dream: the 1.6-km Freestyle Sprint, the 15-km Mass Start and the 15-km Pursuit.

Remembering Christchurch and New Zealand as it was

Christchurch, best known in recent years for earthquakes that rocked the city, is now dealing with the aftermath of a terrorist attack that has shocked the world

On March 15, an Australian-born citizen went on a shooting rampage at two mosques, Al Noor and Linwood, leaving 50 people dead and many injured.

Fighting Irish hockey teams have a perfect record in LHPS playoffs

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Photo: Luc Lang

The hockey teams at St. Patrick’s High School started their 2019 playoffs in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire (LHPS) on a perfect note.

The Under 14 (U14) teams won all four games they played in Mont-Joli on March 22 and 23, while the Under 17 Major teams (U17 Majors) went undefeated in the three games they played at the Complex 2 Glaces Honco in Lévis.