February 26 2014 Edition

News Digest February 26, 2014

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The pipes, the pipes are calling! The 2014 Défilé de la Saint-Patrick

James Donovan, director of the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick de Québec, recognized as the only mainly francophone St. Patrick's parade in the world, recently presented the program for this year's event.

Barbara Miller: Grand Marshall of the 2014 Défilé de la Saint-Patrick

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Barbara Miller was recently named as the Grand Marshall of the 5th annual Défilé de la Saint-Patrick. Miller has been in the public eye in Quebec City most of her life.

FORT Career Coffee Break

The Valcartier Family Centre's FORT Program is hosting a Career Coffee Break to help prepare Anglophone job-seekers for the Foire de l'Emploi (Job Fair), which takes place March 14 and 15 at Expo Cité.

Annual Shannon Irish Show

Shannon, Quebec. Where everyone is Irish for the day.

The C.W.L. of Shannon cordially invites you to the annual Shannon Irish Show on Saturday, March 15.

Meet the QCT’s newest journalist - Sophie Rivett-Carnac

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Sophie is a born and bred Londoner - that's London, England, not London, Ontario. Thanks to an inherited family affection for France, she's always been open to opportunities to speak the language. So, when a chance arose for her and her family to move to la belle province, they took it. Steaming cups of tea and scones were substituted with québécois charm and a big plate of poutine.

QHS students digitally connect with local seniors

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Does being a senior learning how to use Facebook, YouTube or Amazon.ca sound daunting? Would you rather teach such a class than be a student in it? For nearly 30 students from Quebec High School, the answer was simple - they wanted to teach.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle

There is a by-law in force in this city which states that if any person shall fire or discharge any gun, fowling-piece or fire-arm in any part of the city he shall incur a penalty not exceeding twenty shillings with costs and

10th Annual Pentathlon des neiges opens in perfect weather

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Photo: Bill Cox

Aspiring competitors and enthusiastic crowds basked in sunlight and beautiful above zero weather for the opening of the 10th annual Pentathlon des neiges in Quebec City this past weekend. Officials and volunteers were in place to oversee the five disciplines - cycling, running, skating, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing - in age groups from 18 to 60+, male and female.

Pee-Wees take over the Colisée Pepsi

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

From February 12 to 23, the 55th Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament took over the Colisée Pepsi. Teams arrived from across Canada, the United States and 14 other countries from as far away as Australia to test their skills against each other.

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