March 19 2008 Edition

Quebec’s roofs buckle

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The Quebec City region has had its share of snow! Backyards and sheds are under its cover.

Kelly, Corrigan celebrate Irish in Quebec

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Photo: Michèle Thibeau

A week of celebrating launched the long-awaited DVD and traditional history of Valcartier and Shannon, called Ireland in Quebec.

Fiddler Jimmy Kelly and accordionist Keith Corrigan recorded the CD with fellow musicians five years ago; the CD comes with a history of traditional Irish dance and song, including steps and lyrics, from the two municipalities.

Quebec’s roofs buckle under weight of snow

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Photo: Trinity McKenzie

A record-breaking winter’s snowfall may be the stuff of dreams for Quebec City kids, but it’s serious cause for worry among their parents.

Roofs throughout the province of Quebec have been crumbling under the weight of this year’s unprecedented snowfall, and that has some parents worried about the flat-roofed schools of the Central Québec School Board (CQSB).

Catch Révélations at the Jeff

Painters, sculptors, crafters, writers and other artists await visitors during the eighth edition of the Exposition Révélations exhibit to be held at the Jeffery Hale from April 6 to 8 from 11 to 5 p.m. The launch will take place on Sunday, April 6 in the Coin Soleil room, second floor, at 2 p.m.

Ford dies at 90

When people in Portneuf first got television, Allan Ford was right there fixing them. “He married a nice French girl named Claire,” said Molly Richard, a longstanding Portneuf resident.  

Richard was one of many people who had their television repaired by Ford.

Marianna O’Gallagher enjoys the ride

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Quebec City’s Marianna O’Gallagher was the hit of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Montreal this year. She travelled in the lead horse-drawn calèche of the six decorated by volunteers of the St. Patrick’s Society of Montreal. The organization picked up two prizes at the parade — the award for the sister societies and best float in the parade.

Stanstead honours Dumas

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Andrea Dumas of Quebec City is this year’s winner of the Bess Ferguson Trophy for senior girls basketball at Stanstead College, a private school in Stanstead. This was no surprise to anyone at the school.

Two more soldiers lost

Two more Canadian troops have died in Afghanistan, bringing the mission’s death toll to 81 soldiers and one diplomat.

Bombardier Jérémie Ouellet, 22, was found dead in his room at the Kandahar airfield on Tuesday, March 11. Military officials have said that Ouellet’s death was not combat related, but little other information has been released.

CBC Radio One’s Go! to return this fall

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Photo: Michèle Thibeau

Brent “Bonhomme” Bambury and his motley crew touched down in Quebec City in mid snowstorm for a week’s worth of adventures leading up to their live show at Morrin Centre on Saturday, March 15.

A crowd of curious fans, some first-time Go! listeners, arrived at 8:30 a.m. for the early-morning spectacle. It was true theatre, live on the radio.

Memorials and Thing of fame


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