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Day One Of ‘The Great Ice Storm’ Began On This Day 20 Years Ago

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the beginning of what came to be known as Great Ice Storm of 1998. It started harmlessly enough with a day of freezing rain, which stretched into 2 days, 3 days and then a

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Quebec Music Industry Mourns The Passing Of Andre Di Cesare At Age 70

Quebec music producer Andre Di Cesare, an important figure in the province’s music industry, has died at 70. His sister confirmed he died in hospital on Sunday. Andre Di Cesare collaborated with the likes of Martine St-Clair, Renee Martel, Nicole

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Not Locking Your Car Door In Gatineau Could Cost You $52

A Gatineau bylaw that’s been on the books for years is catching some motorists off guard. It requires drivers to lock their car doors when they leave their vehicles or face a hefty fine. Common sense would dictate that it’s

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Anglicisms Like ‘Grilled-Cheese’ And ‘Cocktail’ Now Acceptable In Quebec

Quebec’s language watchdog is taking a more measured approach to a number of popular anglicisms, now deeming terms like “grilled-cheese” to be acceptable for everyday usage. The Office québécois de la langue française signaled the shift in a report posted to

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Tent Caterpillars Unwelcome Guests Throughout The Region

This damp Spring of 2017 has seen an explosion in the population forest tent caterpillars, not just in the National Capital Region, but across Ontario and Quebec. And it could get worse… Jason Pollard, is a forester with the City

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28th Annual Chelsea Wakefield Studio Tour

Discover what inspires the artists of Quebec with this annual event.  Tour the indoor and outdoor workspaces of 18 professional artists showcasing their incredible art.   Meet some of the artists showcasing a variety of mediums including painting, photography, ceramics,

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28th Annual Chelsea Wakefield Studio Tour

Discover what inspires the artists of Quebec with this annual event.  Tour the indoor and outdoor workspaces of 18 professional artists showcasing their incredible art.   Meet some of the artists showcasing a variety of mediums including painting, photography, ceramics,

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Bonne Fête Nationale!

Bonne fête! It’s St-Jean Baptiste Day and there’s live music (from 6 PM) and fireworks (9:30 PM) tonight, at Parc des Cèdres, in Gatineau. (Plus, more live music and fireworks Saturday too.) Tickets: $15 after 5 PM., free daytime activities.

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Popular Quebec TV Host Pierre LaLonde Has Died

Popular Quebec singer and television host Pierre Lalonde has died at the age of 75. He passed away on Monday evening after a long illness. The cause of death was not immediately known, but six years ago, it was revealed that

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