Julia Page

Journalist

Julia Page is a radio and online journalist with CBC News, based in Quebec City.

Latest from Julia Page

Quebec City's 'Pie Kingdom' gets new castle for its 60th anniversary

After six decades on the same street corner, Le Royaume de la Tarte, a staple in Quebec City's Saint-Sauveur neighbourhood will be moving in 2020.

From patch to pie: The journey of a Quebec strawberry

When families sit down to enjoy a sweet strawberry shortcake, dozens of people have played a role in making that small plant turn into the sweet red fruit that Quebecers crave every summer.

Cleaning up Quebec City — one empty can at a time

After a successful run in Montreal, Les Valoristes is setting up collection points in Quebec City where binners can exchange their cans and bottles for cash.

6 years after Lac-Mégantic derailment, citizens 'coping' with trauma, study finds

A church ceremony will be held in Lac-Mégantic Saturday afternoon to mark six years since the deadly derailment that left 47 dead.

Quebec government promises cheaper flights to and from regional airports

Transport Minister François Bonnardel says the government is investing $22.5 million to provide more frequent, more affordable flights to travellers outside of the province's largest cities.

'Dignity restored' for Irish immigrants who perished in 1847 shipwreck off Gaspé coast

The descendants of those who died in the 1847 Carricks shipwreck off the Gaspé coast attended a ceremony Thursday to bury the remains of 21 victims in a proper site.
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Newcomers to Quebec City turn pop stars in viral video clip

One of the summer’s biggest earworms — a bright, punchy dance tune with an African beat — was composed by a group of Quebec City refugee students who sing about identity, maple syrup and missing home.

Montreal secures Quebec support for part of Pink line — a tramway from downtown to Lachine

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante says she's struck a deal to go ahead with the western portion of her promised Pink line — turning over federal infrastructure money earmarked for Montreal to Quebec City's tramway project, in return for provincial support.

CAQ overhauls Green Fund, promises to move on electrification

The CAQ wants to manage the $1.3-billion Green Fund that was created in 2006 to lower greenhouse gas emissions in Quebec — abolishing the oversight committee put in place by the former government.

Mother who lost son in Lac-Mégantic disaster questions plans for railway bypass

Residents of Lac-Mégantic whose lives were overturned by the 2013 rail disaster are asking the federal and provincial governments to move the two rail yards perched above the town before they approve the construction of a new bypass.

Protesters in Quebec City say Bill 21 will 'create barriers for future generations'

Around 75 people gathered in front of Quebec's National Assembly on Tuesday to voice their ongoing opposition to Bill 21, the government's proposed ban on religious symbols in the civil service.

Community rallies to keep St-Édouard Zoo open

Former volunteers, neighbours and residents of Saint-Édouard-de-Maskinongé held a protest outside the St-Édouard Zoo Saturday to defend the owner, Normand Trahan, who was charged with animal cruelty and neglect earlier in the week.

Quebec's Wildlife Ministry says it had 'several files open' on St-Édouard Zoo

Quebec's Wildlife Ministry had inspected the St-Édouard Zoo "several times" before the owner's arrest Tuesday and had requested improvements to the living conditions of the zoo's menagerie, a ministry official said.

Zebras, lions, kangaroos among exotic animals seized at Quebec zoo

Normand Trahan, owner of the St-Édouard Zoo in central Quebec, is facing criminal charges after roughly 100 animals were seized at the business, which is officially listed as a breeding facility for poultry and livestock.

Quebec City's '3rd link' needs to be built east of downtown, says transport minister

The Legault government says it intends to build a third bridge or tunnel to connect Quebec City to the south shore in the eastern side of the city, despite results of its own study showing that more commuters travel on the west side.