History pieces for a long weekend

The Centre d’histoire piece this weekend looks at the old Lachine Canal, a branch of the existing canal that’s still a bucolic spot on the water. Map.

This week, the Journal also looked back at the construction of the Champlain bridge about to be put out of service after fifty years.

The Gazette’s “through our eyes” looks at a 1965 nationalist sit-in in a downtown restaurant and election day goons with baseball bats in 1962, among other topics.

Radio-Canada’s archive items this week include the royal opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway. The retirement of longtime arts journalist Francine Grimaldi is marked with a look back at her fifty-year career in its productions.

(Has anyone made an editorial cartoon of Grimaldi retiring because she always wears a head covering and that’s no longer acceptable?)