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Tom White in action!

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Quebec City artist Tom White has been painting his eggs during the 40 days of Lent for the past 35 years. He begins “when the sap rises in the spring,” he explained, “when life comes back to the earth.” White’s eggs are colourful and feature friendly faces and animals. “I always sign them first; if I don’t, I have no place.” This year’s eggs are signed Quebec 400.

Author Mélanie Watt charms kids of all ages

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Some 22 children and a few adults snuck out to La Maison Anglaise last Saturday to meet Mélanie Watt, author of the Scaredy Squirrel series of books for kids. Watt signed books for fans who stood in line to speak with her. She read her latest book, Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach. There was even a beach for the children to sit on, complete with an inflatable palm tree.

Curtain rises on Shannon Irish Show, despite the snow

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There’s no stopping the people of Shannon and Valcartier when it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! The Shannon Irish Show has been put on each March for the past 42 years, no matter the weather.

Ireland in Quebec appears just in time for St. Patrick’s Day

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Valcartier’s Irish roots are rising up! The community is celebrating this week with the launch of Ireland in Quebec, a CD featuring accordionist Keith Corrigan, singer and fiddler Jimmy Kelly, fiddler Lisa Ornstein, guitarist André Marchand and pianist Nick Hawes.

No matter how much you try to stay clean ...

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Every night before you crawl into bed, your mom makes you wash up.

You have to get your hands and arms all soapy and swish your feet in the suds. You wash your knees and your nose and your navel.

And then you’re all clean for bedtime.

How the Lit & His Saved the Plains of Abraham

Choirs, folk and rock this week in QC

St-Vincent-de-Paul church

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Our Mayor seems to be more worried about what other people might think about the ruins of the former St-Vincent-de-Paul church, perched precariously at the top of Côte d’Abraham, than saving a part of our city’s heritage.

Global Television’s morning show out, virtual studio in

The crew of Global Television Québec’s This Morning Live finished its last show on Wednesday, February 27. The morning show has been replaced by a half-hour rebroadcast of the 11 p.m. news.

The show’s staff was laid off to make way for new technology, due to come online as of March 3.

QCGN promotes consultation not confrontation

Politicians, bureaucrats, academics and community representatives of all stripes were in attendance at the Quebec Community Groups Network’s (QCGN) Revitalization Conference in Montreal this past weekend.

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