June 6 2018 Edition

Quebec City braces for G7 demonstrations

6618_G7 lady.jpg
Photo: Peter Black
G7 leaders may be meeting in the scenic Charlevoix 150 kilometres away, but people and businesses in Quebec City are bracing for the impact of at least three separate demonstrations on June 7, 8 and 9. 

Quebec approves two new English schools for CQSB

Merged high school and new elementary school serving South Shore

6618_CQSB new schools.jpg
Photo: Ministre de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport

Central Quebec School Board (CQSB) chairman Stephen Burke says “there hasn’t been anything like this in the English community in the last almost 70 years.” What this is is the announcement of not one, but two brand-new English schools in the Quebec City area.

Canada targets pickles and bourbon in Trump’s trade war

Peter_Black_head shot USEa.jpg

The first casualty of war, the saying goes, is truth. So what is the first casualty of a trade war? Well, that’s trickier.

Memorials and Things of Fame

June 6, 1868 – The Morning Chronicle
A One-Horse Discussion 
An amusing conversation took place on the communication of Mr. Baillarge, recommending the appropriation of $120 for the purchase of a horse for the Fire Department.

The MCQ highlights 175 years of police service in Quebec City

6618_MCQ police.jpg
Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Quebec City has had an impressive police force ever since it was founded in 1843. To celebrate the Service de police de la Ville de Québec’s (SPVQ)’s 175th anniversary, the Musée de la civilisation (MCQ) and the City of Quebec present Badge of Honour.

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue de l’Ancienne-Cartoucherie

Photo: Google Maps
Rue de l’Ancienne-Cartoucherie was named in honour of the former Dominion Arsenal that was located in the Saint-Malo industrial park in the 1940s. 

The Jeffy Jan II now open to visitors at Brown Basin

6618_jeffy woman.jpg
Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The Jeffy Jan II, the small yacht that became famous during the Second World War for having transported VIPs, including future British Prime Minister Anthony Eden and Lord Louis Mountbatten, around the Port of Quebec during the Quebec Conferences of August 1943 and 1944, is now on display and open to visitors in the Brown Basin park for the summer.

Meet the Dollard-des-Ormeaux High School Class of 2018

6618_dollard class.jpg
Photo: Chamberland family

The graduation ceremony at Dollard-des-Ormeaux High School, located near CFB Valcartier, is always very special. Many of the students’ parents are members of the military and as a result, families have moved from one part of the country to another. It is not easy for any student to be uprooted during their high school years.

VEQ holds its 37th Annual General Meeting

6618_VEQ meeting.jpg
Photo: Jessica Price

The Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) held its 37th annual general meeting in the Coin Soleil Room of the Jeffery Hale Hospital on May 31.

Bill Donnelly welcomed all members and guests on behalf of the board of VEQ.

Grands Feux Loto-Québec will feature music, dance and fireworks

6618_grands feux people.jpg
Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The second biggest summer event starts in less than two months. For six evenings from Aug. 2 to 23, over 700,000 spectators are expected to enjoy the 24th annual Grands Feux Loto-Québec (GFLQ) fireworks displays. Residents and visitors will have their eyes on dancers on the quays of the Port of Quebec and fireworks shooting from Groupe Océans barges anchored in the middle of the St.
Syndicate content