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Plane crashes in Quebec resident's backyard

Longueuil - The Cessna crashed down directly into a local backyard. It crushed a spa and gazebo but only left the pilot with slight injuries. Reports state that a resident cut the pilot out of her straps and rushed her to a nearby hospital.

Remembering a tragedy: Lac-Megantic one year later

St. Agnes Church, in the picturesque lakeside village of Lac-Megantic, Quebec was the scene of a memorial service of remembrance attended by thousands on Sunday. One-year ago, on July 6, 2013, a runaway train derailed, killing 47 people.

Supreme Court finds Wal-Mart violated Quebec Labor Code

Ottawa - In United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 503 v. Wal-Mart Canada Corp. 2014 SCC 45, the Supreme Court of Canada sided with workers who had claimed that Wal-Mart had violated Quebec labor law when it closed a store in Saguenay Que. in 2005.

Quebec woman guilty in 2 deaths after helping ducks on highway

Montreal - A Quebec woman has been found guilty in causing the deaths of a motorcyclist and his daughter after stopping her car on a Montreal-area highway to help a group of ducklings.

Man slapped and killed teen daughter, only gets 60 days jail time

Longueuil - A Quebec man is given the sentence of 60 days in jail after raising his hand to his teenage daughter and subsequently ending her life.

Quebec voters oust separatist government, Liberals win

Montreal - Canada's Quebec province voted out a separatist government, choosing a former neurosurgeon and his federalist Liberal party to lead a promised economic rally.

Separatist party faces uphill battle in Quebec vote

Montreal - Quebec voters head to the polls Monday to pick a new government to lead Canada's French-speaking province, after a campaign that saw the separatist ruling party renew calls for independence.

Op-Ed: Quebec, Crimea and Lincoln's First Inaugural Address

I’ve recently spent a lot of time considering the language being used by Parti Québécois members here in Canada, and also thinking about what is happening over in Ukraine; very disconnected issues with very different stakes, to say the least.

15th edition of 'Montréal en Lumiére'

Montreal - On now until March 2nd, MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE (MEL) will celebrate its 15th edition with an incredible presentation of performing arts.

Watch the 'electrical fireball' video from Montreal's wind storm

Montreal - One of the hottest online videos right now shows an alleged "fireball" running across power lines in a Montreal borough. Filmed by a homeowner from his living room, the incident occurs moments after a heavy wind storm barreled through the Canadian city.

Alberta flood insurance tab tobs $1.7 billion

Damage from the June Alberta flood exceeds more than $1.7 billion, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). The bureau also stated the flood was the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history.

Op-Ed: Quebec's proposed Charter of Values creates uproar

Montreal - The Canadian Province of Quebec's new "charter of values" would bar teachers, bureaucrats, hospital workers, and other provincial government employees from wearing "conspicuous religious symbols".

Quebec Disaster exposes problems in railway safety

Quebec - The fiery July 6 derailment that took the lives of 15 people and destroyed 30 buildings in Lac-Megantic, Quebec is drawing attention to the risks of transporting petroleum products by rail.

Lac-Megantic: Center of town destroyed as rail tanker explodes

Lac-m - The center of Lac-Megantic, a town in Quebec, Canada, suffered heavy damage after a freight train carrying crude oil exploded in a fireball at about 1 a.m. on Saturday, according to the mayor of the town.

Study shows that Ritalin does not improve academic performance

Quebec - A long-term study following the performance of children prescribed Ritalin for treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder showed that increased use of the drug led to worse academic achievement; the effect was stronger in boys than in girls.

Op-Ed: A Canadian west to east pipeline could become reality

Calgary - After recent spills of pipelines carrying Alberta crude in Illinois, Michigan and Arkansas the approval of the XL Keystone pipeline is in question. TransCanada Corp, looking at options, has made a west to east pipeline a real possibility.

Philippe Couillard chosen as new Quebec Liberal leader

Montreal - Quebec Liberals have elected former provincial health minister Philippe Couillard as the new leader of the party. Couillard was able to win on the first ballot.

Parti Quebecois targets welfare recipients with new rules

Quebec - Quebec citizens who will be applying for social assistance will face new criteria and rules after June 1 2013 when the Parti Quebecois will start a new program to " break the cycle of poverty".

Op-Ed: Canada's national energy strategy: Alberta oil to east coast

Edmonton - With the XL Keystone and Northern Gateway pipelines in limbo, Alberta's Premier Alison Redford is looking at markets in Central and Atlantic Canada. In an effort to market Alberta oil, Redford is developing a national energy strategy.

Marois takes her separatist message to Scotland

Glasgow - Quebec Premier Pauline Marois took her separatist message to Scotland, in an effort to assist Scotland in its quest for independence from the UK. Scottish independence leader Alex Salmond passed up on Marois' offer.

Canadian Prime Minister to skip World Economic Forum

Ottawa - Last year Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper criticized U.S. and European economies from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. At that time, Harper utilized the event to boast of Canada’s speedy recovery and fiscal prowess.

11,000 customers still without power in Quebec

Around 800 Hydro Quebec employees are still working to restore electricity to customers who were affected by a power outage that occurred on Friday.

Greenpeace exits Canada's Boreal Forest Agreement citing breaches

Greenpeace Canada announced its withdrawal yesterday from the Canada Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) claiming logging roads built in Quebec’s Montagnes Blanches region managed by Resolute Forest Products are a violation of the CBFA.

Quebec: Health oil plant explodes killing two and injuring 19

Sherbrooke - The tranquil city in the heart of the Eastern Townships was rocked to the core Thursday at 1:30 p.m. EST when an industrial accident at Neptune Technologies caused the plant to erupt in a flaming inferno emitting a plume of toxic clouds into a wintry sky.

New electronics green fee in Quebec starts; taxes TVs, printers

Montreal - In order to pay for a new recycling program for electronics, the province of Quebec has introduced a new environmental fee that will be applied to the purchases of televisions, laptops and cell phones.

Op-Ed: Quebec Liberal Leader Jean Charest resigns

Quebec - After losing the recent election to the opposition Parti Quebecois the Quebec premier and Liberal Party Leader Jean Charest has resigned.

Should Canada's public servants be able to opt out of union dues?

Ottawa - Conservative Member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre said that Canada's largest union of federal civil servants should not have endorsed Quebec's separatist parties and is now calling for legislation that would allow workers to opt out of paying union dues.

Shooting at Quebec victory party leaves one dead

Montreal - A possible bus driver is said to have shot two people in Quebec. The mayhem took place during the victory speech of the newly-elected Quebec premier, Pauline Marois.

Op-Ed: Projections show Quebec may elect first female premier

Quebec - Quebeckers go to the polls Sept. 4 to elect a new government. Predictions are that the Parti Quebecois will win making Pauline Marois the first female premier of the province.

Op-Ed: How do you swipe 10 million pounds of maple syrup? They did!

Sydney - I’ve mixed with Canadians for a while. I’ve learned that people who sneak up on trees and stick taps in them are capable of anything. This one, however, takes the pancake- 10 million pounds of maple syrup swiped from Quebec.
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