Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity

Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday February 9 in McMahon Hall at St. Patrick's Church, 1145 De Salaberry, Quebec. Michael Kenneally, Chair in Canadian Irish Studies, will give a conference on the School of Canadian Irish Studies at Concordia University. Dr. Kenneally will explain the value of a course on Irish Studies to a Canadian student.

Québec City Jazz artists raise money for Haiti

Thirty jazz artists and poets gathered Monday night at the Largo restaurant on Rue St. Joseph, raising $3,000 that will go to help victims of the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The funds will be turned over to Oxfam Quebec, a membre of the Human Coalition, for distribution in Haiti.

Haiti donations will be tax deductible

Mechanisms will be set up to enable those Quebecers who so wish to deduct, in their 2009 tax return, donations of money made from January 12 to February 28, 2010, to charities to assist victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

Deaf to the needs of the Anglophone education sector

As a retired teacher of English at the senior level, permit me a perspective on the recent news concerning the final English matriculation exam. First though, it is significant to know that this problem is nothing new - it's 22 years old. Let me elaborate.

Dementia in Canada: Important work on hold while Stephen Harper shuts down Parliament

Stephen Harper's decision to shut down Parliament in a secretive, undemocratic gesture on December 30th has generated a lot of discontent among Canadians.

California festival features Québec films

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will mark its 25th anniversary next week with a special sidebar featuring more than a dozen films during a sidebar entitled "Focus on Quebec," including the latest effort from the director of the internationally acclaimed "Horloge Biologique."

78th Fraser Highlanders celebrate Robbie Burns with traditional Scottish Haggis

Robbie Burns 251st birthday party at the Garrison Club on rue St-Louis was again a success, despite the fact that the guest of honor was again absent.

"We had 56 people and they enjoyed the party," said Ted Gunn of the 78th Fraser Highlanders. "People had a good time. We did things a little differently.We had different people doing different things."

Québec City Kebs play double whammy

Saturday provided a double whammy for the Quebec City Kebs, who not only lost a heartbreaker to the Maryland Greenhawks in the season's first meeting between the two teams, but also saw centre Jonas Pierre go down for the season during what has become a difficult road trip for the locals.

Memorials and Things of Fame


Plains of Abraham - battlefield for Québec’s nationalist seperatism

The sun was setting on the Plains of Abraham. As I prepare to sit down near a Martello Tower, I heard muffled voices on a loud speaker. I knew the 120 readings from Quebec history was happening, but I had only fleeting thoughts about attending the controversial ceremony. Curiousity drew me in, and I gingerly approached the dell where the podium was located.

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