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  • Kate 08:49 on 2019-06-24 Permalink | Reply  

    Quick look at what’s open and closed for St-Jean and at the bus routes disrupted by the parade.

    • Kate 08:39 on 2019-06-24 Permalink | Reply  

      The typography of the program sheet for the 1850 St-Jean parade is a treat, so it’s worth a closer look at the PDF file linked here. The guys at the Minerve printing shop must have cracked out every display font in the place to list the order of the procession, which involved, among others, a temperance group and its band – and, of course, a mass. Via the BAnQ.

      • steph 09:05 on 2019-06-24 Permalink

        Does anyone know when they abandoned the tradition of starting the parade with a British flag?

      • Kate 09:13 on 2019-06-24 Permalink

        When did the SSJB take a Quebec nationalist turn? Possibly not even till after WWII. But it would take research to pin it down more exactly.

      • Blork 15:00 on 2019-06-24 Permalink

        The second “O” in “procession” is upside down and now that’s all I can see when I look at that poster.

      • Kate 15:49 on 2019-06-24 Permalink

        There are a few other typos – LES ENFANS, pas d’obtacle, and best of all, “mprimerie de la Minerve” at the bottom with no capital I – but that’s a good catch.

      • Jack 10:25 on 2019-06-25 Permalink

        I want to know where they got their money, that group is rich. Big mansion on Sherbrooke , scholarships, banquets and they sponsor every nationalist linguistic or historic grouping. Where did they get that cash….anyone.

      • Thomas H 17:50 on 2019-06-25 Permalink

        For those that are curious, a friend told me that at around this time, printers had just managed to produce very thin cast iron letters… and they used them as many as they could basically just to show off. Hence the many “cowboy” looking posters from this period.

    • Kate 08:12 on 2019-06-24 Permalink | Reply  

      The first drivers crossed the new bridge on the inbound side, first thing Monday morning.

      • Ephraim 11:47 on 2019-06-24 Permalink

        I see a Subaru that should have gotten a ticket for a burnt out light

      • Faiz Imam 23:56 on 2019-06-24 Permalink

        I just realized. The bridge should have a pretty decent view of the fireworks.

        Makes me sad the path isn’t open till fall. Would have been great this summer.

      • Blork 08:23 on 2019-06-25 Permalink

        Hmm, I’m not sure it will have a great view of the fireworks. It’s almost 7 km distant. I’ve crossed the Victoria a few times while the fireworks were going and it was nice but even then far away. Champlain is a lot farther and with structures in between (Iike the Jacques-Cartier). You’ll definitely see the higher ones, but very distant.

        The best place to see them from a bike path is right here: https://goo.gl/maps/Bh8aSdQ7MXPRw5xx6

    • Kate 08:08 on 2019-06-24 Permalink | Reply  

      Two men were shot in an industrial part of Dorval Sunday night. Nobody died.

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