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Temps Partiel sings a song for Shannon

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Simon Bilodeau has seen first hand the decades-long tragedy wreaked on the residents of Shannon.

"We were all touched by the (issues related to) the water," said Bilodeau's friend Karl Eric Lacasse. "Simon actually lived in the Red Zone."

Bilodeau was so taken by the situation he wrote a song about it.

Will Ann Coulter dare take on tyrannical Canadian hate speech laws?

St. Patrick’s Day Parade’s was a success

I want to extend to all our readers and friends congratulations for the grand turn out for the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday last. The weather was great, the marchers were greater and the crowds on Saint John Street the greatest!

The importance of Easter

Easter (Greek, Paskha, from Hebrew: Pesakh,) is the most important annual religious feast in the Christian liturgical year. According to Gospels, Jesus resurrected from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. Christians celebrate the resurrection on Easter Sunday (also Resurrection Day or Resurrection Sunday), 3 days after his death.

Salon du Livres returns to Centre de Congres next week


Haitian-born author Dany Laferrière will serve as the honorary President of this year's Salon du Livres opening next Wednesday, April 7, at the Centre de Congres on Boulevard Rene Levesque. The event concludes April 11.

Memorials and Things of Fame

Easter - March 31, 1850

It’s that time of the year again!

"Honey, have you seen that big brown envelope marked Tax 2009?"

"I think I saw it under the driver's seat of the car.

It's been there since last spring," she answered.

"Thank you," I replied sheepishly.

Three things reminded me that it was time to think of filling my tax returns.

Fortier looks ahead as career comes to a close with Kebs

Ending what could his final go-round in professional basketball, Charles Fortier can look back on his career with no regrets.

"Basketball is everything," said Fortier, 31, concluding what hi believes will be his final season with the Quebec Kebs of the Premier Basketball League. "It really helped me develop.

"I've had a lot of exposure."

Lions Hockey Seniors Honored

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Last Saturday evening, Cegep Champlain St. Lawrence honored four players for their contribution on and off the ice during their career as Lions hockey players.

Farewell note

What an honour it has been for me to have assisted you with your integration into the Quebec City region over the past two years. It's not every job that allows you to meet people from around the globe, almost on a daily basis.

Businesses look to rebuild in strong economy

As the Canadian economy begins to gain momentum with stronger business growth, organizations are looking for innovative ways to rebuild and strengthen their workforce. To gain a competitive advantage, companies are beginning to see the value of hiring interns from abroad through intermediaries like AIESEC.

Union stages “symbolic” picketing at Champlain Saint-Lawrence

Increasing workloads and declining purchasing power are at the root of contractual differences between Champlain Saint-Lawrence College and its teachers union, which has been working under an imposed contract since 2005.

April 1st, Holy Communion service, followed by a pot luck supper at Trinity Church

St. Foy, 2687 des Quatres Bourgeois, beginning at 6 p.m.


There will be a service of Holy Communion, followed by a pot luck supper at Trinity Church - St. Foy, 2687 des Quatres Bourgeois, beginning at 6 p.m.

All are welcome ! ( no desserts please) for further information you may call 418-653-7119 .


Good Friday Event at Chalmers-Wesley on rue Sainte-Ursule


Join us this Good Friday as we Walk with the Cross through Vieux Québec. Congregations from Chalmers-Wesley, église St. Pierre, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, St. Michael's, and Holy Trinity will meet at Chalmers-Wesley at 6:30 for the first part of the Passion Narrative from the Gospel of John. We will then walk to St. Andrew's for the second part, and finish up at Holy Trinity.

Caligula, the lost soul


Caligula by Albert Camus will be performed by the theatre troupe at Cégep Champlain St. Lawrence on the last weekend of March. This play, originally written in 1938, is still very relevant and is experiencing a surge in popularity these days.

"Men die...and they are not happy."

Sea of Green Invades St-Patrick’s High School


It was that time of year that all of St-Patrick's High School students were waiting for. St-Patrick's Day is no ordinary day for students at St-Pat's. On March 17, St-Pat's hosted its very first edition of the Irish Olympics where all levels competed against each other through different games such as Irish Idol, relay races, scavenger hunts, tug of war as well as musical chairs.

Memorials and Things of Fame


Défi Holland Challenge Road Race

A new road race will make its debut this spring on Quebec City's running calendar. Défi Holland Challenge, featuring a 5K and 2K race will be held on Sunday, May 16.

The run, organized by the Friends of Holland School Foundation, will offer something for all members of the family.

English community apprehension in Montreal

Last Saturday while tens of thousands of Quebec public-sector workers took to the streets of Montreal demanding a fair shake from the government, hundreds also marched with pride in a St-Patrick's Day parade as part of Quebec City's heritage.

Saint-Lawrence closes out regular season

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After a string of 17 consecutive wins and claiming two collegiate showcase championships in November and December, the Saint Lawrence Lions Hockey team played through a recent mid-season slump, posting a less than impressive 9-5 record.

Morrin Centre using its imagiNation

Neil Bissoondath, a noted writer of fiction, and an outspoken critic of Canada's system of multiculturalism who now lives in Quebec City, and Quebec-born comic book author Guy Deslisle will be among the 12 Canadian authors featured April 7-11 at ImagiNation 2010, a writers festival at the Morrin Centre, 44 chaussée des Écossais.

Performing Arts Festival arrives at CQSB

Continuing to move up, the Central Québec School Board's annual high school Performing Arts Festival this year is moving out. The high school edition of the festival will take place March 31 at 7 p.m. at Le Centre Montmartre, 1669, Ch. St-Louis.

The elementary festival will take place Friday, April 9 at Everest Elementary School, 2280 rue Laverdière.

Morrin Centre receives new grants for renovations

Photo: Courtesy of Morrin Centre

The Morrin Centre continues to inch its way toward completing the funding needed to finish renovating the former jail cells and chemistry lab at its Chaussee des Ecossais location.

"The good news," said Centre Director Simon Jacobs, "is I should hear from the outstanding partners in the near future."

Saint-Patrick’s Day Parade brings out the city’s green

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

Green balloons dotted the route along Rue Saint-Jean, where later Saturday, green-clad spectators, many with their faces bearing shamrocks, watched the official return of the city's Saint-Patrick's Day parade.

St. Patrick's Day Parade [Video]

Patronization and Self-Adulation are Overdone

O dear! Just when it seemed that there were good and positive things to say about being Canadian (solid banking system, international involvement in Afghanistan and Haiti, credible showing at Winter Olympics) along comes the 10 March issue of the QC-T with two unseemly chest-thumping (dare I say ‘ugly Canadian'?) diatribes.

Medicare user fees

Once again we are starting to hear about problems with our health care system. People dying because of waiting lists and people being neglected in hallways. Sad but true. It's a good system, it just has a few bugs or "viruses" if you prefer.

Slippery slope towards excellence

Whereas I was pleased to see that my previous letter (March 3) stimulated reflection, I am not certain that Peter Stuart (March 10) quite understood my primary point vis-à-vis the interest in Olympic medals - namely that my comments were meant to be a warning and not a criticism.

Daylight Savings?

I have a question for the readership.
Should we talk of Daylight Saving Time or Daylight Savings Time?

I have always thought "Daylight Saving" was the accepted form, for what seems an obvious reason, but increasingly I hear "Daylight Savings" creeping in, especially from Sherbrooke on "Quebec A.M."

O’Gradys honored at 44th Shannon Irish Show


Larry Hamilton has known Ellen and Gene O'Grady since they moved to Shannon from Limoilou with their then-young family just over 30 years ago and seen up close the couple give their energy to the community time and time again.

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