Thursday July 17, 2014
When you stroll by rue du Mémorial in Lévis today, the vast public park may easily be mistaken for a simple lovely green space, with a nice fountain and some memorial statues. But the park has a storied past, one that reminds us of the days of military strategy and adventure. This weekend, a special event hopes to transport you back to the days of the military camp, from the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, to the Second World War. Julia Caron met with one of the volunteers spearheading la Renaissance du Camp Lauzon, Richard Garon. Listen here.
Categories: History, Julia Caron, Lévis
Tuesday June 10, 2014
Naval buffs or World War Two history buffs might recognize this vessel's name: the H.M.S. Jeffy Jan II. It was commissioned into the Navy in Quebec City in 1940 and played a very special role.
Tuesday June 3, 2014
The Davie shipyard in Lévis didn't have much swagger three years ago when it bid on the huge federal contracts for new navy ships and Coast Guard vessels. Barely out of bankruptcy protection, the yard lost the contracts. But now solidly back on its feet under new owners, Davie is making itself heard again. The country's biggest yard has let Ottawa know that if it's serious about getting its new icebreaker built on time and on budget, it should call Davie. The chosen yard in B.C., Seaspan, apparently won't deliver it for another 10 years and at a higher cost. But Ottawa is still far from convinced.
Alex Vicefield is the chief executive officer of the Inocea Group, Davie's parent company. Listen here.
- July 2014
- Thu., 17 – Bringing military history in Lévis to life
- June 2014
- Tue., 10 – HMS Jerry Jan II found in Lévis
- March 2014
- Wed., 12 – Les Chercheurs d'Or live in studio
- February 2014
- Mon., 3 – From the bronze age to the digital age
- January 2014
- Mon., 13 – Forging friendships between Quebec and Nepal