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Media baron joins Quebec’s separatist cause

Pierre Karl Peladeau gestures during a press conference in Saint Jerome, Quebec, Sunday, March 9, 2014, announcing him as a Parti Quebecois candidate for that riding on day five of the Quebec provincial election campaign. AP

He’s one of Canada’s most powerful media barons, with an empire that spans newspapers, cable television and cellphone services.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

8 confirmed dead in Quebec fire, about 30 missing

Rescue personnel search through the icy rubble of a fire that destroyed a seniors' residence Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in L'Isle-Verte, Quebec. Five people are confirmed dead and 30 people are still missing, while with cause of Thursday morning's blaze is unclear police said. Authorities are using steam to melt the ice and to preserve any bodies that are buried. AP

Using steam to melt the ice, investigators searched the frozen-over ruins of a retirement home Friday for victims of a fire that left at least eight people dead and about 30 missing.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Quebec police charge 28 men in child porn bust


Police announced Thursday the arrest of 28 men in Canada’s Quebec province for possession, distribution and accessing child pornography.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Quebec oil train derailment sparks criminal probe

This photo provided by Surete du Quebec, shows wrecked oil tankers and debris from a runaway train on Monday, July 8, 2013 in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada. A runaway train derailed igniting tanker cars carrying crude oil early Saturday, July 6. At least thirteen people were confirmed dead and nearly 40 others were still missing in a catastrophe that raised questions about the safety of transporting oil by rail instead of pipeline. AP/Surete du Quebec, The Canadian Press

Quebec police are pursuing a painstaking, wide-ranging criminal investigation of the inferno ignited by the derailment of a runaway oil train that killed at least 15 people and left dozens missing in the burned-out ruins of a downtown district.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Official: flawed tankers in fatal train derailment


Traumatized survivors of an oil train derailment that wiped out the heart of a small town braced for more bad news as inspectors were finally cleared to enter the charred site’s epicenter and look for remains late Monday, more than two days after the disaster that killed at least 13 people. A total of 50 were missing and the death toll was sure to rise.

Posted: July 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »