Back to Top

Spec new website

The new website created by is functional on all your devices.

Breaking News

The Gaspé Spec : Unveils new website

The staff at The Gaspé Spec is pleased to announce the unveiling of Spec’s highly anticipated website created by

Spec’s new website is definitely innovative, the person who is interested in contributing to the content of SPEC can now submit their write-up directly via the website.  Items that you can now submit directly online include: Social Notes, Letter to the Editor and Breaking News.

You can also place and pay for announcements such as Obituaries, In Memoriams, Card of Thanks and Coast Round-ups through the new website. There will also be the opportunity to purchase advertising space directly online with a credit card, thanks to the website’s built-in shopping cart technology.

The site features; teasers for the upcoming issue; digital copies of special features, such as the “Tourist Guide” and links to Spec’s facebook and twitter pages and will function on all your mobile devices.

One of the exciting new features is the newsletter, subscribers interested in following Spec’s contests, feature items and special supplements will be able to sign up to receive a monthly newsletter.

The website has been a work in progress since late spring and was made possible by funding from the Quebec Department of Culture (MCC) and Communications in connection with their Digital Cultural Plan for Quebec (Plan culturel numérique du Québec).

According to the MCC website “The Plan (Digital Cultural Plan for Quebec) is designed to help the cultural industry transition smoothly into the digital universe and continue to be a significant contributor to the Québec economy.  The Plan “is based on three key strategies: creating digital content, innovating to adapt to digital culture and disseminating digital cultural content to ensure its accessibility.”

As Publisher of The Gaspé Spec, I encourage you to take full advantage of such a dynamic website and become part of the action.   I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Penny MacWhirter, Publisher


This Week

  • Québec Solidaire supports the movement for the faster return of train services

    CARLETON: – The Québec Solidaire party is enthusiastically supporting the movement initiated over recent weeks to promptly return train services for the entire Gaspé Peninsula line. Movement organizers will hold a rally on August 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the intermodal station in Gaspé. The rail line covers the Matapedia to Gaspé stretch but currently trains only circulate on 40% of the line, the distance between Matapedia and Caplan. […]
    Purchase a Digital subscription or log in if you are already a member.

    Read more

  • Teenager had to wait almost 46 hours before undergoing surgery for broken femur and wrist

    MARIA: – A Maria citizen, Steve Perreault, is calling for an independent inquiry to be held regarding the nightmare experienced by his 15-year old son, Thomas, who had to wait close to 46 hours before undergoing surgery for a broken femur and a broken wrist, following a July 26 motorcycle accident. Mr. Perreault is also asking for the intervention of Quebec’s Ombudsman. The accident took place in Carleton, […]
    Purchase a Digital subscription or log in if you are already a member.

    Read more

Would like to read more?

Subscribe now to receive our weekly newspaper, and keep in touch with the Gaspé, wherever you are!

Subscribe now!

Contribute to the news

Have you seen or heard about something that Spec should report on?

Write us, we’d like to know!

Complete the breaking news form

The Gaspé Spec

Spec, the weekly voice of the Gaspé, keeps Gaspesians near and far up-to-date on news from home. With its special emphasis on the English-speaking community, our weekly newspaper has become a way in which many Gaspesians maintain direct contact with their roots.

Be part of the next Spec

Purchase an announcement or advertising in the next issue.




Like what you see? Receive our weekly newspaper by mail or online.

Renew Subscribe Now Gift Subscription

Write Us

We’d like to hear from you!

Social notes Write to the Editor Breaking News Info Request