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Dancing through Ireland in Shannon and living the old Irish musical tradition

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Photo: Photo Courtesy of Deborah Kiley

The Shannon Irish Dancers will be taking the long way home at this year's 43rd annual Irish show on Saturday.
And former Shannon residents travelling back home to take part in the annual tradition say they would not miss it.

New Irish O’Quebec exhibition celebrates Irish heritage throughout the province of Quebec

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Photo: Photo Courtesy of Musée McCord Museum

A French Aubry as an Irish O'Brennan?
After all, both family names share a common ancestor in Tadgh Cornelius O'Brennan.

Philipe Tremblay-Lemay wins P.W. Sims Business Program scholarship

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Photo: Scott French

Phillipe Tremblay-Lemay wins P.W. Sims Business Program scholarship

Diana Stavert, vice-president of the Citadel Foundation, and Corinna Brassard, coordinator of the P.W. Sims Business Program at Champlain Saint Lawrence, presented Phillipe Lemay-Tremblay with the P.W. Sims entrance bursary at the program's annual meeting on Feb. 26.

FORT Program important for networking and re-entering the job market

I met up with an old friend the other day. At 49 years old and with 25 years experience as a stay-at home mom, Sharon was not sure what to do. An acquaintance had just informed her that the local school board was hiring teacher's assistants. Could she apply? How could she apply?!

The Curious Case of Thomas Maloney

Steve Cameron can hardly tell the story of how he found his great grandfather's grave stone without laughing.

Thomas Maloney's 1906 grave stone will be featured in the upcoming Being Irish O'Quebec exhibit at the McCord Museum that will showcase Irish history and heritage in Quebec.

St. Brigid’s-Jeffery Hale fights to avoid deficit

Administrators at St. Brigid's-Jeffery Hale Hospital say they have had to delay hiring plans and the purchase of new equipment in order to keep the institution from entering a prohibited budgetary deficit situation for the fiscal year that ends on March 31.

Valcartier troops, families to receive “one-stop service” medical care

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Members of CFB Valcartier attended a ceremony last Friday before their departure for Afghanistan mid-March. New medical facilities on the base will be up and running on their return home.

Navy Commander tells of battling pirates while delivering food aid in war-torn Somalia

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Photo: Master Corporal Kevin Paul

Canadian Navy Commanding Officer Chris Dickinson found himself plying East African waters on HMCS Ville de Québec just as piracy off the coast of Somalia reached epidemic proportions last summer.

Federation invites British origin families to become "de souche"

The tenth edition of the Salon des familles souches will take place this coming weekend at Place Laurier and names from old Québécois families like Boulianne or Tremblay will each be duly represented at the annual conference.

Honoring battle life

I wonder if there could still be a way to have a summer event regarding the battle. As a former resident of Quebec City, I understand the sensitivity this event has for many francophones. How would anyone like to have salt rubbed into an old would over and over again? I'm not suggesting that the reality of history be totally buried because of negative feeling the conflict stirs in some.