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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

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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

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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 »

40 still missing in deadly Canada rail crash, fire

Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada, Saturday, July 6, 2013. A large swath of Lac Megantic was destroyed Saturday after a train carrying crude oil derailed, sparking several explosions and forcing the evacuation of up to 1,000 people. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

About 40 people were still missing a day after a runaway train derailed in Quebec, igniting explosions and fires that destroyed a busy downtown district and killed five people. Police said a higher death toll was inevitable, and authorities feared the number might soar once they’re able to reach the hardest-hit areas. Worries remained over the status of two oil-filled train cars.

Posted: July 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

At least 80 missing in Canada train blaze—firefighter

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A fire keeps burns after railway cars that were carrying crude oil derailed in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec, Saturday, July 6, 2013. AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson

At least 80 people are missing after a driverless oil tanker train derailed and exploded in the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic, destroying dozens of buildings, a firefighter back from the scene told AFP Saturday.

Posted: July 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

2 shot dead at Canada day care; 53 children safe

Children are picked up from the care of police at the scene of a shooting in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada on Friday April 5, 2013. Police evacuated children from a daycare center just outside Canada's capital after an adult was killed by gunfire. Gatineau police Lt. Yves Comtois said all 53 children and the teachers were safe and unharmed. The daycare center sits across the street from a hospital in this Quebec city, just across the river from Ottawa. (AP Photo)

A man shot dead another man at a day care center in Quebec then killed himself, and the 53 children present were evacuated unharmed. Police said some may have watched the killings.

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Blizzard leaves 100,000 without power in Canada

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More than 100,000 homes and businesses were without power Saturday in Quebec after a powerful winter storm battered the French-speaking Canadian province, the local utility company said.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Gunman kills 1 at rally for new Quebec premier

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Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois speaks with a member of her security detail after being whisked off the stage by Surete du Quebec police officers as she delivered her victory speech in Montreal, Que., Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. Police were not immediately able to provide details but party organizers informed the crowd that there had been an explosive noise and they needed to clear the auditorium. (AP Photo/Paul Chiasson, The Canadian Press)

A gunman opened fire during a midnight victory rally for Quebec’s new premier, killing one person and wounding another. The new premier, Pauline Marois of the separatist Parti Quebecois, was whisked off the stage while giving her speech and uninjured.

Posted: September 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

10 dead in Quebec Legionnaire’s disease outbreak

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A Legionnaire’s disease outbreak in Quebec City has killed 10 people since late July, health authorities in the francophone Canadian city said Saturday in an updated toll.

Posted: September 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

6 dead in Quebec Legionnaire’s disease outbreak

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Legionnaire’s disease, which hit Quebec in mid-July, has infected 65 people and killed six, health authorities of the French-speaking Canadian province said.

Posted: August 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Quebec girls’ school regrets hypnotism act

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A private girls’ school in Quebec said a student was left in a four-hour trance and several others in a daze following a hypnotism demonstration.

Posted: June 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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