Highlights/Quebec

Society

Florida police arrest suspect in double homicide of Canadian couple

Florida police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of two Canadian seniors in late March. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Thursday that they arrested the suspect, a 28-year-old man, after police were» 

Society

Pupil’s song inspires Quebec premier to rebuild flooded school

A municipality in Quebec’s Beauce region will be getting a new elementary school after a student’s song about its sorry state drew the attention of the province’s Premier Francois Legault. Legault said today the 84-year-old l’Accueil school in the town» 

Environment, Society

No respite from flooding in Quebec and Ontario, but waters begin to recede in New Brunswick

Thousands of people across Quebec and Ontario face flooding for several more days, while floodwaters in New Brunswick have finally begun to recede. Authorities in southeastern Ontario along the border with Quebec are bracing for even more flooding as water» 

Immigration & Refugees, Politics

Catalan separatist denied entry to Canada

Invited by Quebec separatists, a challenge to the denial of entry will be placed with federal court today Invited to tour Quebec by a separatist group in the province, Spain’s Catalan separatist leader was denied a visa by the Canadian» 

Environment, Society

Eastern Canada braces for more floods

Several communities in eastern Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick are bracing for more floods as municipal authorities in Ottawa declared a state of emergency, while across the Ottawa River in Quebec officials are warning of a possible dam failure. Ottawa» 

Society

Floodwaters rise in two Canadian provinces

Hundreds of soldiers have been deployed to help authorities and residents battle flooding in the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick. There are six major floods in Quebec and, at this hour, 2,549 homes have been evacuated. Many people who» 

Environment, Society

Quebec issues ‘imminent’ flood warning to several municipalities

Provincial and municipal authorities in Quebec are warning residents of several low-lying areas to brace for severe flooding as parts of Canada’s French-speaking province are about to experience the double whammy effect of rapid snowmelt and heavy rains. Environment Canada» 

Politics

Alberta to repeal carbon tax and press on pipelines, says incoming premier

Alberta premier-designate Jason Kenney says he’ll move fast to repeal the carbon tax legislation adopted by the previous centre-left New Democratic Party government and jump-start stalled pipeline projects, setting the stage for a confrontation with the federal government, neighbouring British» 

Society

Ice storm cuts power to over a quarter million homes

A nasty storm brought freezing rain and strong winds to southwestern Quebec on April 8, 2019 downing branches, trees and electrical lines. Power failures affected more than 310,000 homes and crews worked all night to try to restore service. Bad» 

Economy, Society

Quebec’s taxi industry calls off protest after ‘dramatic incident’ on live TV

Quebec’s taxi drivers have called off a protest against plans by the provincial government to deregulate the industry after a driver harmed himself on live television Friday. The driver sustained only minor injuries and his life is not in danger»