Tag Archives: March 27 2024

The Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums made their annual visit to Quebec City for the parade. This year, the cold, snow, sleet and harsh wind off the St. Lawrence River near Dufferin Terrace caused many of the visiting pipe band members to seek shelter at the Château Frontenac before reaching City Hall. (Photo by Cassandra Kerwin)

Défilé de la Saint-Patrick welcomes spring despite snowstorm

Défilé de la Saint-Patrick welcomes spring despite snowstorm Shirley Nadeau shirley@qctonline.com We normally try not to lead an article with a weather report, but this one was a doozy! Participants…

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Canadian rock legends Nickelback will make their FEQ debut this summer. (Photo courtesy of FEQ)

‘Big names everywhere’ and a return to Place D’Youville mark FEQ 2024 lineup

‘Big names everywhere’ and a return to Place D’Youville mark FEQ 2024 lineup Peter Black, Local Journalism Initiative reporter peterblack@qctonline.com To the delight of fans able to get passes, and…

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Members of the Canadian Forces look on as RCMP officers carry the casket of former prime minister Brian Mulroney up the stairs of Basilique Notre-Dame in Old Montreal on March 23. (Photo by Ruby Pratka)

Mulroney honoured at state funeral in Montreal

Mulroney honoured at state funeral in Montreal Ruby Pratka Local Journalism Initiative reporter & Montreal correspondent editor@qctonline.com As a contingent of RCMP officers in red serge dress uniforms bore former…

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This image shows the proposed housing complex to be built on Avenue de Mérici. (Image courtesy of Les Immeubles Simard)

New plan, 150-unit complex slated for old Loto-Québec HQ on Grande Allée

New plan, 150-unit complex slated for old Loto-Québec complex on Grande Allée Peter Black, Local Journalism Initiative reporter peterblack@qctonline.com Developers of a project on a prime stretch of Grande Allée…

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Members of the Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec (FIQ), the province’s largest nurses’ union, protested in front of the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec earlier this month before marching to the National Assembly. On March 23, the federation announced that it had reached an agreement-in-principle with the government after 15 months of negotiations and several days of non-continuous strikes. According to the FIQ, the tentative agreement includes a salary increase of 17.4 per cent, bonuses for “critical periods” during the summer and winter holidays and stricter rules around forced overtime, which “should only be used in emergencies.” The federation’s 80,000 members will vote on the agreement from April 10-12. “Our members will decide whether we accept [the agreement] or not,” FIQ president Julie Bouchard said in a statement. (RP-LJI) (Photo by Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives)

Nurses’ union announces tentative agreement

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HQ president Bryan O’Gallagher (holding microphone) thanks Steve Cameron, Joe Lonergan, Frank Pouliot, Vicky Langlois, Patrick McSweeney and Larry Hamilton who contributed to a popular presentation about the Irish Gaelic language during the March 18 event. (Photo by Shirley Nadeau)

Irish Heritage Quebec gives guests a Gaelic language lesson

Irish Heritage Quebec gives guests a Gaelic language lesson for St. Patrick’s Day Shirley Nadeau shirley@qctonline.com Irish Heritage Quebec (IHQ) held one of its largest gatherings in recent memory on…

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Four members of the Shannon Irish Dancers – Oksana… Girard – performed at the event. Behind them in the second row are Johanne Boucher, president of the Société d’histore catherinoise; Daniel Stewart, local historian and speaker; Seigneur de Fossambault (Philippe Bertrand); Henry O’Sullivan (Denis Dufresne); St. Patrick (Rob Landrigan); Gabriel Audet (Maurice Durand) and Father Hugh Paisley (Réjean Martel). Nina Richard, who was in charge of the dancers; Deborah Kiley who set up the banners, and accordionist Wesley McCoubrey are absent from the photo. (Photo by Lise Lafond)

Conference celebrates Irish presence in Ste-Catherine de la Jacques-Cartier, Fossambault

Conference celebrates Irish presence in Ste-Catherine de la Jacques-Cartier, Fossambault Lise Lafond lise@qctonline.com In search of a brighter future, tens of thousands of Irish immigrants said their goodbyes to their…

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