July 1 2020 Edition

St. Michael’s Hall cleared out for renovations

Photo: Peter Black

Volunteers are clearing out nearly 75 years’ worth of accumulated items from St. Michael’s Anglican Church Hall on Chemin Saint-Louis to prepare for renovations.

Montcalm project causing major traffic disruptions

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Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

A major construction project is now at full steam ahead in the busy quadrant of Avenue Cartier and Chemin Sainte-Foy between Rue Sherbrooke and Avenue de Salaberry.

Pucker up – embrace rhubarb as Canada’s national vegetable

Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

A couple of years ago, this space made the case for the “versatile, nutritious, abundant, delicious wild blueberry” as Canada’s national fruit. “It’s grown from coast to coast to coast, a leading export product, and a staple for all manner of wildlife – indeed beavers have been known to snack on the berries.”

Chipmunk chows down at Lise’s garden

Photos by Lise Lafond


Whether he needs it or not, this little chipmunk decided to freshen his breath with some peppermint.


In celebration of all things Canadian

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Canada Day will feel different this year, with no large gatherings on the Plains of Abraham, no giant cake, compliments of the Château Frontenac, served on Dufferin Terrace, and no fireworks! Local notables can enjoy the novelty of sitting on deck chairs in their own yards, watching their children or grandchildren run through the sprinkler.

Open letter to Jean-François Roberge, Minister of Education: ‘Let English school boards serve out their terms’

Dear Mr. Roberge:

On June 11, Eric Blackburn, Deputy Minister of Education and Higher Learning, sent to Stephen Pigeon, the Director General of the Central Québec School Board (CQSB), the logo and letterhead of the future Central Québec School Service Centre.


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

July 2, 1820 – The Quebec Gazette
Emigrants For Quebec

The story behind Avenue Honoré-Mercier


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of Honoré Mercier (1840-1894), lawyer, journalist and politician.

St. Pat’s celebrates with the Class of 2020

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Photo: St. Patrick’s High School

With plans to host an in-person graduation ceremony once it is safe to bring people together again, the staff of St. Patrick’s High School organized its annual Ring and Pin ceremony on June 22. One hundred Secondary 5 students answered the call and assembled in the school gymnasium to officially join the ranks of the SPHS alumni.

Château Frontenac offers gourmet take-out meals

Photo: Courtesy of Château Frontenac

The Château Frontenac has added two gourmet meals to its take-out menu, allowing customers to enjoy feasts worthy of the iconic hotel in the comfort of their own homes.

Every Saturday this summer, until the end of August, it will be possible to impress the family with a delicious Royal BBQ or to recreate an elegant afternoon tea at home.

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