December 9 2020 Edition

It’s time for Christmas shopping at the Grand Marché

Photos by Danielle Burns


Every Saturday and Sunday from now until Christmas, between 9 and 11 a.m., Santa will be on the big screen in the Grand Marché to chat with children and their parents who climb aboard his interactive sleigh.

Avenue Maguire is all dressed up for Christmas

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin


This nativity scene is located in front of Église Saint-Charles-Garnier.


Department store catalogues used to be what e-commerce is now

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I was the (untalented) bass player in a rock band when I was a teenager. Because we couldn’t afford the guitar model I craved, Paul McCartney’s Hofner 501 violin-style, we ordered a relatively inexpensive, no-name, made-in Japan version of the iconic guitar from the Eaton’s catalogue.

The story behind Rue Jean-Jacques Bertrand


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of Jean-Jacques Bertrand, who was the 21st premier of Quebec from 1968 to 1970. A native of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, he was a member of the legislative assembly for the riding of Missisquoi from 1948 until his death in 1973.


December 18, 1870 – The Morning Chronicle
To the Editor of the Morning Chronicle

Memorial unveiled for victims of mosque shooting

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin


Survivors call for faster government action on gun control

On Dec. 6, 1989, a gunman walked into a classroom at the École Polytechnique in Montreal carrying a semi-automatic rifle. After ranting for a few minutes about “feminists” in front of the bewildered students, he started shooting. When his rampage was over, 13 students and one school administrator, all women, were dead, and 14 others were injured.

Les Violons du Roy offer a free Baroque Christmas concert

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Photo: Elias Djemil

To ring in the holiday season, Les Violons du Roy recorded Noëls baroques (Baroque Christmases) in November at the Palais Montcalm, under the direction of founding conductor Bernard Labadie.

Volunteering differently for the 2020 Hamper Campaign

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Photo: Lorna Gailis

Many of us have heard too many times over the past several months that things are different due to COVID-19. As of early December, that is still true for almost everything, and our beloved Community Christmas Hamper Campaign (CCHC) is certainly no exception.

Opposition to Laurentia terminal grows

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Photo: Port of Quebec

Final public consultations were scheduled last week for the Laurentia container terminal project proposed for the Beauport sector of the city.

The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) organized two virtual sessions, on Dec. 8 and 10, to provide information and take questions on the agency’s draft report on the huge project.

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