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Never-ending tramway story is back in the headlines

ECONOMIC COMMENTARY

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

The history of Quebec City’s tramway goes back over a hundred years. On Aug. 18, 1865, the first tramway began operating. Comprising 39 stations along its 23 kilometres of tracks, the system remained operational until its last lap in May 1948, only to be replaced by buses, more popular at the time. Now, more than 70 years later, an old idea is new again.

The story behind Boulevard and Autoroute Charest

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Bibliothèque et Archives Nationale du Québec.

This artery, actually a boulevard and then a highway, is named in honour of Father Zéphirin Charest (1813-1876). Born in Sainte-Anne-de-la Pérade, he was the pastor (curé) of Saint-Roch parish in Quebec City from 1839 until his death.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: John Woodruff, Library and Archives Canada PA-020861

April 21, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

Electric Rods

What Notre Dame shows us about solidarity

POSTCARDS FROM AFRICA

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Photo: Wikipedia Commons - Common Domain LeLaisserPasserA38

On Monday, April 15, as last week’s edition of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph was going to press, I was in the back of a Land Rover, nearing the end of an eight-hour journey from Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, to Goba, a small town in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region, to interview midwives and new mothers about the success of various training programs given throug

Living the zero-waste life in Charlesbourg

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Photo: Lorie Pierce

This is the first in a series of articles featuring residents of Greater Quebec City who are taking steps to produce less household waste. Locally, this process is known as zéro déchets.

Look who came honking at my door!

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Photo: Lise Lafond

They’re back … or is it really them?

Spring means that birds will be migrating back to their nesting grounds. At this time of the year, wherever I am I seem to hear that lovely honking sound telling me that geese may be landing on our lake.

City expands bike path network, shelves Old Port bridge

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Photo: Peter Black from QCT archives

The City plans to add 25 more kilometres of bike trails to the existing network this year but has put another major bike path project on hold. The City is also developing a policy on the growing popularity of winter biking.

Famous descendants of John Neilson

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Photo: Library and Archives Canada

John Neilson (1776-1848) was famous for many reasons. He was the publisher of the Quebec Gazette/La Gazette de Québec, the ancestor of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph. He served in the Parliament of Lower Canada. He operated a highly profitable printing establishment. And he contributed largely to the development of Valcartier.

Elliott Marie RAY

Elliott Marie Ray (née Billings) died peacefully at the hospital in Hull in the early hours of Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in her 85th year. Wife of William Marshall Ray (Bill Ray) for 58 years. To honour her wishes there will be no service. A private burial of her ashes at Mount Hermon Cemetery will take place at a later date.

Community Calendar

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Thursday, April 25 at 10 a.m. – Lifelong Learning: Staying Connected in the Digital Age. A discussion about ways to stay connected with families, friends and the community no matter where we are. This activity, at the Eastern Québec Learning Centre,* is for Lifelong Learning members and their guests (with guest passes).