January 26 2011 Edition

Saint-Grégoire – Culture across the bridge

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Photo: Chris Lepan

Beyond the factories of Trois-Rivières, just across the Pont Laviolette to the other side of the St. Lawrence River, lies the small village of Saint-Grégoire, a place where history is never forgotten.

Beet it! New de-icing product being tested on Quebec highway

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The Ministry of Transport has been doing a study this winter on a 40-kilometre stretch of Highway 20 near Rivière-du-Loup, between Notre-Dame-du-Portage and Cacouna. Being tested is a new, environmentally friendly de-icing and anti-icing product made from an extract of sugar beet juice mixed with road salt.

Governors Promenade closed for the winter due to work on Dufferin Terrace

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Photo: Louis Michel / Parks Canada

As a follow up on Dufferin Terrace construction work, Parks Canada has announced that the Governors Promenade will also be completely closed until spring 2011. The entrance to the Promenade via the terrace was closed last fall due to the major repairs under way. The entrance to the Promenade on the Plains of Abraham is also now closed during the winter months.

Possible winter opening of Gilmour Hill: NBC meets with Mayor Labeaume

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

On Tuesday, January 18, representatives of the National Battlefields Commission (NBC) met with Quebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume to discuss his interest in having (Côte) Gilmour Hill open year round, thus facilitating traffic into the downtown area from Boulevard Champalin.

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