March 28 2018 Edition

It was a great day for the Irish in Quebec City

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Thousands of Irish eyes were smiling as the ninth annual Défilé de la Saint-Patrick made its way through the Montcalm district and into the heart of Old Quebec on March 25, a week after St. Patrick’s Day. The parade is always held a week later in Quebec City, as many of the bands participate in the Montreal parade the previous weekend.

Kicking the tires on a Ford for Quebec

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Some snide pundit quipped recently that the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party has such a breathtaking lead over the reigning Liberals, “even a Ford cannot screw this one up.”

Just a “little” butter at the 2018 FoodCamp

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Photo: Natalie Keller

Ever consider using an ingredient other than pine nuts in pesto? Pesto purists may be surprised to hear some chefs recommend trying toasted pecans, or, for an even more budget-friendly option, oven-roasted pumpkin seeds!

Robert Grace speaks about the Irish Experience

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Among the many events and festivities celebrating Irish culture over the past week, the organizers of the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick believed in the importance of honouring those who risked everything to leave Ireland for North America.

Three Bach cantatas presented by Les Violons du Roy and guest soloists

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Les Violons du Roy, directed by Jonathan Cohen, presented Cantates de Bach, l’Étoile du Matin – three glorious cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach at the Palais Montcalm on March 22.

Memorials and Things of Fame

March 28, 1868 – The Morning Chronicle
Destruction of Property – A large gang of night marauders from St. Sauveur, carried off a quantity of wooden fencing for firewood, from several farms on St. Foy’s Road, on Tuesday night.

The story behind Rue Adrien-Pouliot

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This street is named after Adrien Pouliot, a mathematician and professor who was born on Île d’Orleans on Jan. 4, 1896. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in applied sciences from the École polytechnique de Montréal, he married Laure Clark and moved to Quebec City in 1919. 

Irish flags raised to kick off the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

As organizers prepared for the ninth annual Défilé de la Saint-Patrick parade celebrations, both CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence and Quebec City raised Irish flags in front of their buildings.

Irish eyes were smiling at the ninth annual Défilé de la Saint-Patrick

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Tea time at La Maison des 100 Thés

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Photo: La Maison des 100 Thés

Chances are, we each have an early family memory about tea. Perhaps a favourite teapot, snug in its woolen cosy, or delicate china tea cups set aside for important occasions.

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