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Québec opposition claim premier killed Anticosti oil exploration because of personal feelings for island

National Post - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The debate over the future of oil exploration on Anticosti Island took a turn for the personal Wednesday when the opposition alleged Premier Philippe Couillard's passion for fishing and the outdoors is clouding his judgment.

Four things I learned by spending a day at Hydro-Québec

Ottawa Citizen - ‎19 hours ago‎
Recently, I spent a day at Hydro-Québec's headquarters in downtown Montreal, in part to confirm or refute perceptions I had about the public utility, and came away with a new understanding of how proud its employees are of their jobs - and why.

All-girl peewee hockey team competes at international meet in Quebec City

CBC.ca - ‎17 hours ago‎
The team, Équipe Québec Féminin, played its first exhibition game on Thursday. It was the girls' first time playing as a team, and they shut out an all-boys team, the Doritos from Connecticut, 3-0.

Osisko Closes $50 Million Financing With Investissement Quebec

Junior Mining Network - ‎15 hours ago‎
12, 2016) - Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (the "Company" or "Osisko") (TSX:OR) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced $50 million financing with Ressources Québec, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Investissement Québec. Under the ...

Le corps d'une femme retrouvé des mois plus tard dans le stationnement d'un Walmart

Le Huffington Post Quebec - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Le corps d'une jeune femme californienne a été retrouvé dans une auto stationnée au Walmart des mois après sa mort, selon les autorités.

Hydro-Québec on a research quest for the 'God Battery'

The Globe and Mail - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Karim Zaghib powers up a Chevy Volt electric hybrid for a tour of his domain: the energy storage and conversion facilities at Hydro-Québec's sprawling two-square-kilometre research campus in Varennes, a Montreal exoburb on the South Shore of the St.

Hydro-Québec eyes foreign acquisitions to increase profits

Montreal Gazette - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Hydro-Québec would consider foreign acquisitions and believes it would be a good opportunity for growth in the coming years, in the same way that exporting electricity would be.
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Massachusetts plan could spur Hydro-Québec exports to New England

Montreal Gazette - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Among several plans yet to secure final approval are the $1.4 billion Northern Pass project, designed to bring 1,090 megawatts of Hydro-Québec power through New Hampshire into southern New England and a 1,000-megawatt transmission line beneath ...

Public Display Of English Trademarks In Québec: The Saga Continues

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
On April 9, 2014, the Honorable Michel Yergeau of the Superior Court of Québec rendered a much-awaited judgment on the controversial issue of trademark displays in a language other than French.
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Quebec rejects selling marijuana in government-run liquor stores

Life in Quebec - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
QUEBEC - The Quebec government is rejecting the idea of selling pot in provincially run liquor stores. Finance Minister Carlos Leitao says he has no intention of integrating marijuana into the sales provided by the province's liquor authority.

Bonjour Québec City!

Nelson Star - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
This week the Nelson Waldorf School Class 8, guided and supported by teacher Tanya Thayer, set off with great anticipation for Québec City. This visit is facilitated by the Society for Education Visit and Exchanges in Canada/Société Éducative De ...

Québec to begin public consultation on Bill 86

The Suburban Newspaper - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Although several well-placed sources have already told The Suburban that the Liberals are determined to pursue their intention to reform public education in Québec, several legal authorities - including Montreal lawyer Michael Bergman - believe that ...

To help create wealth and promote the region as an attractive investment destination - Québec businesses and ...

Canada NewsWire (press release) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
MONTRÉAL, Feb. 10, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Hubert Bolduc, President and CEO of Montréal International, and Carl Viel, President and CEO of Québec International, today unveiled the very first profile of the big data industry in Québec. The new study ...
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Maple syrup industry report urges Quebec drop quota system

Life in Quebec - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Agriculture Minister Pierre Paradis said Quebec's maple syrup industry, which controls more than 70 per cent of world production, is handcuffed by too many rules and regulations and is losing ground to U.S.
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Zika virus: Héma-Québec imposes 21-day ban

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
People who have travelled to countries outside the continental U.S. and Europe will not be able to give blood within 21 days of their return, Héma-Québec has announced. The new measure is meant to protect Quebec's blood supply not only from the Zika ...
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Héma-Québec calls for more blood donations from black community

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
Héma-Québec is using Black History Month to seek out more blood donors from the black community. The agency said the black community has high rates of sickle-cell anemia, a hereditary blood disease that is treated through regular blood transfusions.

The Ordre des Conseillers en ressources humaines agréés du Québec joins CCHRA as an associate member body

Canada NewsWire (press release) - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
VANCOUVER, Feb. 9, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Council of Human Resources (CCHRA) is very pleased to be announcing that the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés du Québec has joined CCHRA as an associate member body.

Two men in Ontario and Quebec charged in separate fraudulent vehicle theft claims: Aviva Canada

Canadian Underwriter - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The second case focuses on Steve Thibault, who obtained a property policy from Aviva Canada on Sept. 5, 2013, the insurer said in the press release.

Héma-Québec needs more members of the black community to donate blood

CJAD - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
Regardless of ethnicity, race or color, when it comes to needing blood, transfusions can be accepted from anyone. There are some diseases, however, that require numerous transfusions and for that, Laurent Paul Ménard, a spokesperson at Héma-Québec ...

Carnaval de Québec, McKay Public School style

Erie Media - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The students of McKay Public School in Port Colborne brought a little bit of Quebec to their school. Winter Carnival was held at the school Thursday and there were lots of fun activities including maple taffee, hot chocolate and even a visit from ...
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