The BBC has a feature on the maple syrup industry. A factor they may not have noticed about the 1990s in the industry: did the damage from the 1998 ice storm spur producers on to become more organized?
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Fans can pay their respects to Janine Sutto Sunday at city hall.
A demonstration against Bombardier is planned for Sunday afternoon, protesting the high salaries and bonuses the company gives its management out of the pockets of the taxpayer.
The Centre d’histoire looks back at the origins of Parc Lahaie and Enfant-Jésus church in 1898 this weekend.
Gilles Proulx talks about the massacre des Irlandais of 1843. My great-great-grandfather was working in Beauharnois at the time – not long off the boat from Ireland – and my great-grandmother was born there that year. I’ve no idea whether William Bennett was involved in the strike Proulx describes, but it seems likely; unfortunately, no story about it was passed down to me.
The Main blog has a good piece on the history of the Monument-National.
On Radio-Canada, Jeff Yates points out that Montreal was only incorporated as a city in 1832, and elected its first mayor, Jacques Viger, in 1833. Not only that, but humans had lived on parts of the island for millennia before 1642, making the claim of a 375th anniversary a little hollow and arbitrary. An interesting read.
Speaking of history, there’s a lot of complaint about a current CBC historical drama series called “The Story of Us”, with even the premier demanding an apology. I haven’t seen any of it – anyone got an opinion?