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Quebecers aged 55 and over eligible for AstraZeneca vaccine at walk-in clinics

Starting today, Quebecers aged 55 and over were able to receive the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine at walk-in clinics across the province and the population responded well to the new initiative. According to a report from CBC News, many Quebecers across »

Sports

Skate Canada bids to host figure skating world championship in Montreal in 2024

Skate Canada announced on Tuesday that it is submitting a formal bid to host the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in 2024 in Montreal, Quebec. Montreal was supposed to be the host city for the event in March 2020, but »

Society

Quebec Solidaire calls for plan to address the decline of French in Montreal

Quebec Solidaire, an oppostion political party in Quebec, is calling on the Quebec government to create a plan that addresses the French language situation in Montreal. On Monday, Ruba Ghazal, a member of the National Assembly in Quebec for Quebec »

Economy, Society

Sap for maple syrup is running!

It’s a sure sign of spring in the province of Quebec when daytime temperatures warm enough that the sap in maple trees begins to move. Ideally, temperatures consistently rise above zero centigrade and drop to freezing at night. Tubes are »

International, Society

HuffPost Canada and HuffPost Quebec closing

HuffPost Canada and HuffPost Quebec will not publish content anymore, according to a statement the outlet posted on its website on Tuesday. “As of March 9, HuffPost Canada will no longer be publishing content. Existing content will be maintained as »

Society

Life expectancy in Quebec fell in 2020 due to an increase in deaths

After a sharp increase of deaths, life expectancy in Quebec dropped in 2020, according to a report published by the Institut de la statistique du Québec on Wednesday. In 2020, life expectancy at birth within the province was at 80.6 »

Society

Many factors keeping children motivated at school: survey

Friends and family are the biggest reason that children stay in school, according to a recent survey in the province of Quebec. But how motivated varies and depends on many factors. The province of Quebec runs an annual campaign during the »

Society

Quebec Premier François Legault calls out “radical activists” in Facebook post

In a Facebook post on Saturday, Quebec Premier François Legault went after what he called “radical activists” who he said are trying to censor certain words and works. In the post, Legault called the freedom of expression a pillar of »

Society

A variety of activities unveiled for Black History Month

A non-profit in the province of Quebec is celebrating three decades of “highlighting the journeys and success of Black communities, to build bridges with others.” The Round Table on Black History Month has unveiled a broad range of activities which »

Health, Society

Early report indicates suicides have not increased due to pandemic

Early information suggested that Quebec has not seen an increase in suicides during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report published on Monday. The report from Association of Suicide Prevention in Quebec, also known under its French acronym as AQPS, »