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Quebec coroner calls for prompt access to cell data after fatal 2019 helicopter crash

A Quebec coroner is recommending the province adopt legislation allowing authorities to quickly obtain cellphone data in missing persons cases.

Sister of woman found dead in northern Quebec says she was killed by male partner

Provincial police are investigating the deaths as a possible murder-suicide.

Hasidic Jews turn to court to challenge Quebec's COVID-19 evening curfew

The Quebec Council of Hasidic Jews is heading to court to challenge the province's COVID-19 curfew, which it says will impede religious rights after daylight time comes into effect Sunday.

Quebec promises transparency on vaccine passports, opposition says moving too fast

The Quebec government is promising transparency as it considers a vaccine passport for residents fully immunized against COVID-19, but opposition parties say the project could lead to discrimination and division.

Quebec tests air quality in long-term care homes, hospitals

A group of experts examining the link between air quality and COVID-19 spread is set to issue recommendations in early December, with particular attention to schools and health-care facilities.

NHL hit with criticism over English-only version of 'O Canada' on Saturday

The National Hockey League says it presented an English-only version of the Canadian national anthem on Saturday night because the Montreal Canadiens were considered the road team in their opening game of the league's restart against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Toronto.

Convoys mark 30th anniversary of Oka crisis as land dispute remains unchanged

Slow-moving vehicles waving flags and sounding their horns marked the 30th anniversary of the Oka Crisis on Saturday.

Oscar Peterson's widow thrilled by push to rename Lionel-Groulx Metro after jazz legend

The petition to call it Oscar Peterson station has garnered more than 16,000 signatures, but both Montreal and the STM have said renaming a Metro station is complicated and unlikely to happen.

Montreal unlikely to rename Metro station after Oscar Peterson, despite petition

The City of Montreal said in a statement that it recognizes "we are living in a period of significant social transformation," but said changing the name of a metro station is not so easy.

As Quebec's school year ends, better online planning key in case of second COVID-19 wave

The province was the first in the country to reopen schools after COVID-19 brought regular life to a standstill, with children outside the Montreal region heading back to class in mid-May.