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Police investigate body found in burning car in TMR

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:46
burning car plateau

Montreal police are investigating after a body was found in a burning car in the Town of Mount-Royal early Tuesday morning.

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Access to chemo 'cold caps' varies from Quebec to Ontario, patients find

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 11:00
Nadia Drouin cold cap

A "cold cap" treatment that aims to limit hair loss during chemotherapy is available in Gatineau, Que., but not in Ottawa, in part because the medical community remains unsure about the treatment's effectiveness.

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2 men die after small plane crash west of Montreal

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:41
plane crash

Both men, aged in their 20s, were seriously injured when their Cessna 150 two-seater plane went down at around 6:45 p.m. in Les Cèdres, Que. They were rushed to hospital but died overnight.

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Cree vision of development behind $4.7B agreement with Quebec

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 02:14
Grande Alliance signing

The Grand Council of the Crees says the Grande Alliance, a $4.7 billion economic development project announced Monday, is the Cree vision of development and represents a 'clear break from the past colonial and paternalistic government policies' that kept their communities undeveloped. 

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Coroner probes death of Pierre Coriolan, Montreal man shot by police in 2017

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 01:26
Pierre Coriolan

A coroner's inquest into the 2017 death of Pierre Coriolan, who was fatally shot by police, began Monday with the release of troves of documents and photos, along with audio recordings of the 911 calls that brought officers to the scene.

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Bombardier sells train-making division to French multinational Alstom

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 01:25
Bombardier Layoffs 20190710

Bombardier Inc. has reached a deal to sell its rail-building unit to French train giant Alstom SA, which executives say will bring an end to a frantic period that saw the Quebec company sell off several key assets in order to deal with crippling debt.

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Founder Guy Laliberté​​​​​​​ sells remaining Cirque du Soleil shares

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 21:50
Australia Cirqu Du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté​​​​​​​ is selling the last of his shares in the entertainment behemoth nearly 36 years after launching the Quebec-based circus troupe.

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Hasidic schools aim to strike a balance between faith and provincial curriculum, court hears

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 21:37
Abraham Ekstein

“We strive to maintain our culture, to transmit our culture to our children, to survive as a people,” the president of the Quebec's Jewish Association for Homeschooling told the court. “This whole case is so sad for us, in the sense that there are no winners.”

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City of Montreal to exercise right of first refusal to turn properties for sale into social housing

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 21:02
Plante

Montreal acquired the pre-emptive right to acquire property in 2016, in landmark legislation called Réflexe Montréal, but until now it's only used that right to buy land for large parks.

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Man killed in Val-des-Monts snowmobile crash

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:22
Val-des-monts

A 44-year-old man is dead after losing control of his snowmobile on Sunday night north of Gatineau. 

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Quebec and Cree Nation sign 30-year economic development deal for James Bay territory

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 17:21
Legault and Abel Bosum

A railway expansion, moving toward electrification for industrial projects and designating protected wildlife spaces are some of the components of the venture. 

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Ottawa committed to quick, peaceful resolution to cross-country pipeline protests: Trudeau

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 15:36
LNG Pipeline 20200217

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is committed to finding a quick and peaceful resolution to the anti-pipeline blockades that have shut down swaths of the country's train system and temporarily blocked bridges and highways.

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Exo's Candiac line trains disrupted again as protest drags into 2nd week

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 12:00
candiac station

Mohawks from Kahnawake have been blocking the tracks that run through their territory in a show of solidarity with protesters who are preventing access to a pipeline construction site on traditional Wet'suwet'en land in northern British Columbia.

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TMR residents vote in favour of new $48.7M sports complex in referendum

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 05:45
Pool

Touted as TMR's first municipal building to be constructed in a half century, the plan includes three pools, a water slide, a double gymnasium, dance and art studios, an indoor track and even a weight room.

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Quebec couple quarantined on cruise ship say Ottawa's reaction to coronavirus 'too little too late'

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 23:10
Manon Trudel

Manon Trudel and Julien Bergeron have been stuck in their windowless interior cabin for almost two weeks. On Saturday, the Canadian government announced it was sending a chartered plane to repatriate Canadians passengers.

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An ode to Montrealers' winter fashion

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 14:00
St-Laurent in January

CBC/QWF writer-in-residence K.B. Thors writes about the challenge chic Montrealers face dressing up when it's wet, icy and cold.

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Trial shines light on closed Hasidic community on outskirts of Montreal

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 11:00
Que Education Court Challenge 2020210

A civil case in Quebec court has offered a rare glimpse into an ultra-orthodox Hasidic community in an off-island Montreal suburb, raising questions about the government's role in ensuring children receive a secular education.

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Conservation group buys swath of Outaouais land to protect turtles

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 11:00
Blanding's turtles

They might not know it, but a group of endangered turtles near Bristol, Que., has a reason to celebrate.

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Meet the new curator of the McCord Museum's Indigenous cultures collection

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 11:00
Jonathan Lainey

Jonathan Lainey is the first Indigenous person to curate the McCord Museum's Indigenous cultures collection.

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Why are bike paths plowed before sidewalks? We grilled the City of Montreal on snow removal

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 15:00
snow removal giant snow pile montreal

Is it true that snow removal in Montreal used to be faster? Yes, but there's a reason behind it. We asked the city to answer all your questions about snow-clearing after a winter storm.

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