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Good Friday Procession of the Cross in Old Quebec

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Photo: Catherine Musgrove from QCT archives

The 18th annual ecumenical and bilingual Good Friday Procession of the Cross will take place on March 30, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Sainte-Ursule in Old Quebec.

2018 Paralympics: Canada has its best showing ever with 28 medals

Photo: Scott Grant/Canadian Paralympic Committee

Canada will have some heavy baggage to declare when its 2018 Paralympic team comes back home, as the Canadian athletes are leaving South Korea with a record 28 medals, second only to the United States, who dominated with a total of 36.

Canada picked up its last medal (silver) at the para hockey final against the United States on March 17.

Ryerson Rams capture the U Sports women’s volleyball title

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Photo: Mathieu Bélanger, courtesy of U Sports

The Ryerson University Rams completed their perfect season with a resounding 3-1 win over the University of Alberta Pandas to capture the U Sports national women’s volleyball title at the PEPS at Université Laval on March 18. (U Sports, formerly Canadian Interuniversity Sport, is the governing body for university sport in Canada).

The Shannon Irish Show kicks off St. Patrick’s celebrations

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
March has arrived and “green season” is in full swing! Members of the Irish community of the Quebec City region and their relatives and friends filled the Shannon Community Centre for the annual Shannon Irish Show twice on March 10. Like all good Irish shows, this one was filled with humour, Irish dancing and a kitchen party. 

Letter to the Editor - New England storm

I would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to the [Hydro-Québec] power crews for helping us in Massachusetts, U.S.A., repair the significant damage done by Friday’s [March 2] winter hurricane. Many thanks from your neighbors to the south.

~Donna Ryan,
Bridgewater, Mass.

Neil Young tops FEQ 2018 headliners

Photo: FEQ

Getting Canadian rock legend Neil Young on the Festival d’été de Québec (FEQ) stage has long been a goal for festival organizers. “I’ve been trying to get him forever,” says Louis Bellavance, programming director for the festival.

It’s about change, stupid! Pondering Liberal poll slide

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It’s been 26 years since Bill Clinton’s campaign strategist, James Carville, coined what’s become a multi-purpose political credo: “It’s the economy, stupid!” Clinton went on to upset incumbent George H.W. Bush in the 1992 U.S. presidential election, turning around a commanding lead in the polls the commander-in-chief was riding in the wake of the 1991 U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Memorials and Things of Fame

March 15, 1818 - The Quebec Gazette

This year’s Salon de l’Auto electrically charged

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There was a lot of electricity in the air at the 37e Salon International de l’Auto de Québec (Quebec City International Auto Show) held at ExpoCité from March 6 to 11.