April 24 2019 Edition

Spring is bustin’ out all over Quebec City!

Photo essay by Cassandra Kerwin

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There’s still snow on the ground but spring has brought the warm sun, perfect for taking a nap against the base of a tree, where the grass is dry.

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Another sure sign of spring … terrasses on Avenue Cartier are full to overflowing

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Building pipeline to Saguenay not like in the 1950s

The Northern Ontario village of Ramore, just across the Quebec border, doesn’t find itself mentioned in the news very often, certainly not since the 1970s.

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.

Regrow your own vegetables

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Photo: Lise Lafond

When cutting up celery for your children’s lunches, or when making a soup, do you keep the celery base? Did you know that you can place the base in a bowl of water and, with a little sunlight, new leaves will start to grow up from the middle? In a week or two, the base will be ready to be planted in a pot of soil to continue to grow.

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