Quebec Chronicle Telegraph Celebrates 250 Years

Quebec Chronicle Telegraph Celebrates 250 Years

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Members of the Anglophone heritage community gathered at the Morrin Centre to celebrate the 250th anniversary of North America’s oldest continuing newspaper, the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph.  Founded on June 21st 1764 as the bilingual Quebec Gazette, the Chronicle-Telegraph has had many different names and missions over its long history of mergers, ownership changes, and technological advancement, only missing regular publications for a short period during the 1775 siege of Québec.

In copy editor Shirley Nadeau’s words, the Chronicle-Telegraph now serves as “the voice of Anglophones in the region”, referring to the newspaper’s current focus on the Anglophone heritage community and its long-standing history within the city as its only fully English-language weekly newspaper.  As part of the week-long celebrations, the Chronicle-Telegraph staff unveiled a plaque on the newspaper’s old headquarters on Rue Buade earlier this week and will end celebrations with a community picnic tomorrow.  This evening’s invitation-only cocktail highlighted the newspaper’s history and community value to the many subscribers and supporters of the institution, both past and present.

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