Quebec

  • Canadian man charged after chain-reaction crash in Wyoming The Canadian Press - 1 hour 45 minutes ago

    A Quebec man has been arrested on a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide following a massive chain-reaction crash on a highway in southeast Wyoming. Trucks and cars … More »Canadian man charged after chain-reaction crash in Wyoming

    A Quebec man has been arrested on a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide following a massive chain-reaction crash on a highway in southeast Wyoming. Trucks and cars piled into one another Monday in dense fog on Interstate 80, resulting in a fiery crash that killed one person and sent up a column of thick black smoke. …

  • No Opening Prayer at Windsor City Council CBC - 2 hours 54 minutes ago

    As promised, prayer is no longer a part of the proceedings at Windsor city council meetings. The Supreme Court of Canada last week ruled the municipal council in the … More »No Opening Prayer at Windsor City Council

    As promised, prayer is no longer a part of the proceedings at Windsor city council meetings. The Supreme Court of Canada last week ruled the municipal council in the Quebec town of Saguenay cannot open its meetings with a prayer. In a unanimous decision, the country's top court said reciting a Catholic prayer at council …

  • 'Wetter, warmer and stormier' weather ahead, expert says
    'Wetter, warmer and stormier' weather ahead, expert says CBC - 3 hours ago

    New Brunswickers, and others living in the Atlantic Canada, need to get used to "wetter, warmer and stormier" weather in the future, according to an expert in severe … More »'Wetter, warmer and stormier' weather ahead, expert says

    'Wetter, warmer and stormier' weather ahead, expert says

    New Brunswickers, and others living in the Atlantic Canada, need to get used to "wetter, warmer and stormier" weather in the future, according to an expert in severe weather. Paul Kovacs, the executive director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, based at the University of Western Ontario, says all the research …

  • Bill 28 passed after Quebec government invokes closure CBC - 3 hours ago

    The Quebec government passed Bill 28 just before midnight last night, invoking a closure procedure to halt debate and go ahead with the massive, multi-faceted piece of … More »Bill 28 passed after Quebec government invokes closure

    The Quebec government passed Bill 28 just before midnight last night, invoking a closure procedure to halt debate and go ahead with the massive, multi-faceted piece of legislation. Finance Minister Carlos Leitao said the bill is key to balancing the budget, and accused the opposition of dragging its feet.

  • QMJHL Roundup: Val-d'Or Foreurs force Game 7 win 4-2 win over Baie-Comeau Dr … The Canadian Press - 11 hours ago

    VAL D"OR, Que. - Shawn Ouellette-St-Amant had the eventual winner as the Val-d'Or Foreurs fended off the Baie-Comeau Drakkar for a 4-2 win on Monday, forcing a decisive … More »QMJHL Roundup: Val-d'Or Foreurs force Game 7 win 4-2 win over Baie-Comeau Dr …

    VAL D"OR, Que. - Shawn Ouellette-St-Amant had the eventual winner as the Val-d'Or Foreurs fended off the Baie-Comeau Drakkar for a 4-2 win on Monday, forcing a decisive seventh game in their Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff series. Simon Tremblay, Anthony Richard and Jan Mandat also scored as Val-d'Or built a …

  • Nate (Nick Serino), at the wheel, Riley (Reece Moffett) in the passenger seat, and Adam (Jackson Martin) in the back are shown in a scene from the film "Sleeping Giant." Ontario-bred Andrew Cividino says he never dreamt he'd debut his first feature at the Cannes Film Festival.But the rookie writer/director now finds himself preparing for a trip to France's prestigious showcase where he will unspool his Lake Superior-set drama "Sleeping Giant." THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Aaron Yeger
    First-time Ontario filmmaker to debut 'Sleeping Giant' at Cannes Film F … The Canadian Press - 15 hours ago

    Ontario-bred Andrew Cividino says he never dreamt he'd debut his first feature at the Cannes Film Festival. "I'm stoked, it's just starting to set in," Cividino said … More »First-time Ontario filmmaker to debut 'Sleeping Giant' at Cannes Film F …

    Nate (Nick Serino), at the wheel, Riley (Reece Moffett) in the passenger seat, and Adam (Jackson Martin) in the back are shown in a scene from the film "Sleeping Giant." Ontario-bred Andrew Cividino says he never dreamt he'd debut his first feature at the Cannes Film Festival.But the rookie writer/director now finds himself preparing for a trip to France's prestigious showcase where he will unspool his Lake Superior-set drama "Sleeping Giant." THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Aaron Yeger

    Ontario-bred Andrew Cividino says he never dreamt he'd debut his first feature at the Cannes Film Festival. "I'm stoked, it's just starting to set in," Cividino said Monday, stealing a moment from last-minute tweaks to his teen drama. Cividino says he hopes to help bring attention to "a great scene of emerging filmmakers" …

  • Group opposed to Hydro-Québec's plan for new major transmission line CBC - 15 hours ago

    A group is trying to convince Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard that a new Hydro-Québec transmission line is not necessary. "We figured out the justifications just aren't … More »Group opposed to Hydro-Québec's plan for new major transmission line

    A group is trying to convince Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard that a new Hydro-Québec transmission line is not necessary. "We figured out the justifications just aren't there," said Pierre Cyr, a member of Citoyens sous haute tension (Citizens under high tension) in Rawdon. Hydro-Québec wants to create a new $1.3 billion …

  • Statistics Canada report says Quebec city of Saguenay has most 'satisfied' … The Canadian Press - 17 hours ago

    The mayor of Saguenay, Que., says it's his city's affordability, fresh air and low crime rate that make his citizens the most satisfied in the country. The town of 150,000 … More »Statistics Canada report says Quebec city of Saguenay has most 'satisfied' …

    The mayor of Saguenay, Que., says it's his city's affordability, fresh air and low crime rate that make his citizens the most satisfied in the country. The town of 150,000 located about 200 kilometres north of Quebec City topped Statistics Canada's life-satisfaction survey, the results of which were released Monday. Five …

  • Cirque du Soleil founder sells majority stake to US firm, seeking 'other creative … The Canadian Press - 17 hours ago

    The founder of the Cirque Du Soleil said Monday he is giving up the majority stake in his circus troupe that has wowed audiences worldwide for 30 years and propelled … More »Cirque du Soleil founder sells majority stake to US firm, seeking 'other creative …

    The founder of the Cirque Du Soleil said Monday he is giving up the majority stake in his circus troupe that has wowed audiences worldwide for 30 years and propelled him from street performer to billionaire. What was once a small troupe of vagabonds has grown to a 4,000-person operation headquartered in Montreal that will …

  • Lac-Megantic: three accused going to trial without a preliminary hearing The Canadian Press - 17 hours ago

    LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - The three men charged in the Lac-Megantic train derailment will be going to trial without having a preliminary hearing. Crown prosecutors have filed … More »Lac-Megantic: three accused going to trial without a preliminary hearing

    LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - The three men charged in the Lac-Megantic train derailment will be going to trial without having a preliminary hearing. Crown prosecutors have filed preferred indictments against train driver Tom Harding, railway traffic controller Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre, the manager of train operations. …

  • Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte speaks at a news conference in Montreal Monday, April 20, 2015. Cirque du Soleil has signed a deal to sell a majority stake in the famed circus group to U.S. private equity firm TPG for an undisclosed price. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

    The force behind Cirque du Soleil's nearly 31-year run as a world-renowned Canadian success story is selling the famed circus even though his seven-year-old daughter has dreams of one day becoming a clown.

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    A young man and woman arrested in Quebec last week as a preventive measure were each arraigned on four terrorism-related charges Monday as teary-eyed relatives looked on.

  • By Allison Lampert MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada will act to keep the World Anti-Doping Agency in Montreal after European nations pushed for it to be moved, saying the body could not adequately protect athletes' data, a government source said on Monday. WADA, which has been based in Montreal since 2002, collects, uses and …

  • Vancouver ranks lowest in Statistics Canada's life satisfaction survey

    The report, which examined responses from Statistics Canada's general social survey from 2009 to 2013, found that residents of Saguenay, Trois-Rivières, Que., and St. John's had the highest life satisfaction in the country. - Aboriginal people reported some of the highest levels of life satisfaction.

  • The history of the Cirque du Soleil The Canadian Press - 19 hours ago
    Cirque du Soleil performers debut a sneak peak of the new Michael Jackson tribute show "One," at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino in Las Vegas Tuesday, May 7, 2013. The Cirque du Soleil has signed a deal to sell a majority stake in the famed circus group to U.S. private equity firm TPG for an undisclosed price. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jessica Ebelhar

    The Cirque du Soleil has signed a deal to sell a majority stake in the famed circus group to U.S. private equity firm TPG for an undisclosed price. 1984 — To mark the 450th anniversary of French explorer Jacques Cartier’s arrival in Canada, the Quebec government hires Guy Laliberte and Gilles Ste-Croix’s troupe of about …

  • Holy brick, LEGO Batman, could Winnipeg be getting a LEGO store? The Danish company — known for its colourful interlocking plastic bricks, gears, minifigures and various multitudinous parts that parents step on in the night — has posted a job opening for a retail assistant store manager in Winnipeg. There are nine LEGO …

  • Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil has confirmed it is selling a majority stake in the entertainment company to an investment group led by global investment firm TPG. Minority stakes go to Shanghai-based Fosun Capital Group and Quebec's Caisse de Depot. Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté emphasized the new partnership …

  • Moncton Wildcats coach Darren Rumble wants his team to refocus after losing their first away game of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs on Sunday in Halifax. The Halifax Mooseheads defeated the Wildcats 7-5, forcing a seventh game, which will be played in Moncton. "Halifax played great last night but I think …

  • The Liberal government of Premier Philippe Couillard is set to get back to work a day early to push through a massive, multi-faceted piece of legislation. MNAs will he holding a special session to invoke so-called closure measures to pass Bill 28. The bill is titled "An Act mainly to implement certain provisions of the …

  • Artist Linda Covit on her MUHC-commissioned work, Havre

    The MUHC's collection includes 11 pieces and shows the range of work done by Quebec artists working on public commissions.