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Awaiting Grand rire galas

Radio-Canada has first dibs on broadcasting the highlights from last year’s Grand rire gala shows.

Until the shows have been broadcast, those who purchased the Grand rire’s highlights DVD will have to wait for their copy.

Jazz, classical and comedy in QC

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Eugen Kedl dies at 74

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Photographer Eugen Kedl spent over 60 years capturing images of people, landscapes and objects in Quebec and across the country.

Born in Austria, Kedl first laid his eyes on a map of Canada, in his geography class, at the age of 12.

He was determined to emigrate by 21; he did just that.

Praise for weather-resistant pair

I generally rise, free from care, at about 7 a.m. But there’s a pair I know for whom 7 a.m. marks almost half the day spent – and well spent at that.

No, not my milkman, though no more faithful servant could I find; and no, not the camelot on whom I can rely daily for news from the “other” community.

Lady Lions finish season well

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The St. Lawrence Women’s AAA Basketball team made us proud at their first-ever provincial championship tournament on the weekend of March 1.

SLC launches P. W. Sims Business Program

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Photo: Dominique Routhier

From the first floor of the former Price building, Cegep Champlain-St. Lawrence director Jean Robert officially launched the P. W. Sims Business Program last Monday.

“This was the first skyscraper in Quebec City, in the 1930s,” said Robert. ”You’re in the [former] bank; there’s the vault. This building cost $1 million in 1929.”

Quebec historian to receive community award from St. Patrick’s Society of Montreal

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Photo: Mike Rechitnyk

It would not be a stretch to say that no one knows more about the history of the Irish in Quebec than Marianna O’Gallagher, the 2008 recipient of the St. Patrick’s Society Community Award. The Quebec City resident will be honoured at the Annual Luncheon in Montreal on March 17.

Curtain rises on Shannon Irish Show, despite the snow

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There’s no stopping the people of Shannon and Valcartier when it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! The Shannon Irish Show has been put on each March for the past 42 years, no matter the weather.

Ireland in Quebec appears just in time for St. Patrick’s Day

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Valcartier’s Irish roots are rising up! The community is celebrating this week with the launch of Ireland in Quebec, a CD featuring accordionist Keith Corrigan, singer and fiddler Jimmy Kelly, fiddler Lisa Ornstein, guitarist André Marchand and pianist Nick Hawes.

No matter how much you try to stay clean ...

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Every night before you crawl into bed, your mom makes you wash up.

You have to get your hands and arms all soapy and swish your feet in the suds. You wash your knees and your nose and your navel.

And then you’re all clean for bedtime.