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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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