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New Quebec law stresses migrants' skills, thousands must reapply

Jun 17, 2019 - 1:23 PM

The law will attempt to more closely match the skills offered by would-be immigrants with the needs of the labor market in Quebec, Canada's second most-populous province

Extensive flooding in eastern Canada forces evacuations

Apr 22, 2019 - 9:32 AM

Warming weather over the Easter weekend brings spring floods due to heavy rains and snowmelt from Ontario to southern Quebec and New Brunswick

Homes on the verge of being flooded in Laval, Canada, where water remains at a dangerous level on April 21, 2019. Flooding in eastern Canada forced the evacuation of 1,200 people while more than 600 troops have been deployed in response, authorities said Sunday, April 21, 2019. Warming weather over the Easter weekend has brought spring floods due to heavy rains and snowmelt from Ontario to southern Quebec and New Brunswick. MARTIN OUELLET-DIOTTE / MARTIN OUELLET-DIOTTE / AFP / AFP

Canadian couple find lost ticket to become last-minute lotto millionaires

Apr 04, 2019 - 10:29 AM

The winning lotto ticket that had been forgotten in a book for months is found two days before the last day for claiming the jackpot

MILLIONAIRES. Screenshot from the Loto-Québec site. Translated caption says in part: Nicole Pedneault and Roger Larocque claimed a prize of $ 1,000,000 two days before the expiry date of their precious ticket! ... the couple of Montrealers discovered just in time that he had a winning ticket to the 100 $ ULTIME lottery, whose draw took place on April 5, 2018.

Quebec City mosque shooter to be sentenced on February 8

Feb 07, 2019 - 2:08 PM

The 29-year-old faces the prospect of life in prison if ordered to serve 25 years consecutively for each of the 6 murders for which he pleaded guilty

FOR SENTENCING. Alexandre Bissonnette, a suspect in a shooting at a Quebec City mosque, arrives at the court house in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, February 21, 2017. File photo by Mathieu Belanger/AFP

Arctic blast freezes US, Canada amid NY airport chaos

Jan 07, 2018 - 7:45 AM

The big chill follows a winter storm, dubbed a 'bomb cyclone' by forecasters, which is blamed for at least 19 deaths in the United States, based on US media reports

BOMB CYCLONE. A man walks on the snow covered boardwalk during a snow storm on January 4, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images/AFP

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Aug 21, 2017 - 11:14 AM

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Police quash Quebec City anti-racism demo after clashes

Aug 21, 2017 - 9:42 AM

Meanwhile a demonstration organized by extreme right activists gained little traction

La Meute, a far-right, anti-immigration group, holds a rally in Quebec City, Canada, on August 20, 2017.  Alice Chiche/AFP

Canada's army rolls in after devastating floods

May 09, 2017 - 8:16 AM

Some 2 500 homes in Quebec and more than 300 in Ontario have been flooded and at least 1 500 people have been ordered to evacuate – most of them in the Canadian capital region

FLOODED. Homes in the Montreal borough of Pierrefonds are flooded on May 8, 2017.  Catherine Legault/AFP

Hundreds march in Quebec in tribute to mosque shooting victims

Feb 06, 2017 - 7:23 AM

The march began not far from the mosque at Laval University where the presumed killer was a student before proceeding to the national assembly of the French speaking province

Several hundred people march in solidarity for the victims of the mosque shooting in Quebec City, on February 5, 2017. Alice Chiche/AFP

Student charged with murder in Quebec mosque attack

Jan 31, 2017 - 8:38 AM

Student Alexandre Bissonnette is charged with 6 counts of premeditated murder and five of attempted murder police say

OFFERINGS. Flowers at a makeshift memorial near the Islamic Cultural Center in Quebec City, Canada on January 30, 2017. Alice Chiche/AFP

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6 killed in 'terrorist' attack on Quebec mosque

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:49 AM

UPDATED Two suspects are arrested following the attack that police are treating as a terrorist attack

CRIME SCENE. Canadian police officers respond to a shooting in a mosque at the Quebec City Islamic cultural center on Sainte-Foy Street in Quebec city on January 29, 2017. Alice Chiche/AFP

Filipino boxer Ricky Sismundo finds his best success on the road

Oct 29, 2016 - 2:41 PM

The Boholano boxer trains in Japan but has made his mark in Canada with two impressive showings against favored opponents

INTERNATIONAL. Ricky Sismundo is a Filipino fighter who lives and trains in Japan, but has fought his two biggest performances in Quebec, Canada. Photo by Bob Levesque/Photozone

#BigasHindiBala: Filipino-Canadian groups condemn Kidapawan violence

Apr 06, 2016 - 11:57 AM

Filipinos across the world will be staging simultaneous acts of solidarity on the Global Day of Action for Kidapawan farmers on April 8 Friday

Canada raises 'terrorism' alert after soldier killed

Oct 22, 2014 - 11:40 AM

The alert level was raised from low to medium after authorities said a man they believed to be radicalized struck two officers with his car Monday

Canadian car attacker was suspected radical – officials

Oct 21, 2014 - 9:40 AM

The incident had drawn political attention when conservative lawmaker Randy Hoback referred to unconfirmed reports of a possible terror attack in a question to Prime Minister Stephen Harper in the House of Commons

Quebec separatists visit Scotland, taking notes

Sep 18, 2014 - 8:49 PM

The separatists own bid for independence was narrowly defeated in 1995 and the predominantly French speaking Canadian province s aspirations to nationhood has links to Scotland

Quebec passes law allowing assisted suicide

Jun 06, 2014 - 9:35 AM

But opponents say this will undermine confidence in doctors care

Quebec voters oust separatist government, Liberals win

Apr 08, 2014 - 2:27 PM

Early results show Philippe Couillard s Liberals in the lead with 44 of votes cast followed by the separatist Parti Quebecois with 27

Can this at least be the end of war?

Apr 02, 2014 - 8:40 AM

The political currency that extremists might possess could be undermined through greater legitimacy of the political establishment

Three dead, 30 missing in fire at Canadian home for elderly

Jan 23, 2014 - 9:11 PM

UPDATED The fire at the residence which housed some 50 to 60 elderly people broke out shortly after midnight

Canada rail disaster official death toll hits 35

Jul 15, 2013 - 8:16 AM

Two more bodies were found Sunday July 14 in downtown Lac Megantic the Quebec town devastated when an oil tanker train derailed and exploded

ACCIDENT ZONE. A handout photograph provided by the Surete du Quebec, or Quebec Provincial Police (SQ) on 09 July 2013 shows a view of a derailed crude oil tankers taken from outside the exclusion zone in the town of Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada, 7 July 2013. EPA/SQ

Canada rail disaster 'probably' killed 50 - police

Jul 11, 2013 - 8:39 AM

UPDATE Railway owner said a lone engineer had failed to set brakes properly on the train

ACCIDENT ZONE. A handout photograph provided by the Surete du Quebec, or Quebec Provincial Police (SQ) on 09 July 2013 shows a view of a derailed crude oil tankers taken from outside the exclusion zone in the town of Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada, 7 July 2013. EPA/SQ

Railway blames firefighters in Canada train disaster

Jul 10, 2013 - 7:27 AM

Firefighters are accused of releasing the train s brakes when it was stopped in Nantes around 13 km west of Lac Megantic for a crew changeover

ACCIDENT ZONE. A handout photograph provided by the Surete du Quebec, or Quebec Provincial Police (SQ) on 09 July 2013 shows a view of a derailed crude oil tankers taken from outside the exclusion zone in the town of Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada, 7 July 2013. EPA/SQ

Montreal mayor resigns on corruption charges

Jun 19, 2013 - 8:35 AM

Applebaum 50 said he could not remain mayor while defending himself in court Canadian news reports said

RESIGNED. A picture made available on 18 June 2013 shows the mayor of Montreal, Michael Applebaum, during a press conference in Montreal, Canada, on 05 April 2013. Photo by Valerie Blum/EPA

Quebec PM-elect pulled from stage after gun threat

Sep 05, 2012 - 1:19 PM

Quebec s next prime minister was pulled off stage during her victory speech after an apparent gun threat

Separatists win in Quebec

Sep 05, 2012 - 12:28 PM

Separatists in Quebec province in Canada score an election win

Quebec separatists set for election win

Sep 04, 2012 - 3:00 PM

Quebec s separatists look to a sweep back into power

Tomatoes into wine? It's possible.

Aug 08, 2012 - 9:14 AM

A vintner from Quebec shows us how

PASCAL MICHE AT HIS 'vineyard.' Screen grab from YouTube (AFP)