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Quebec bucks advice from national vaccine panel, will give AstraZeneca to people 65 and up

The province of Quebec says the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine comes with too many advantages to pass up, and it will administer it to people who are 65 and older, despite the fact Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization does not recommend giving the shots to people from that age group.

Quebec river granted legal rights as part of global 'personhood' movement

The Magpie River, in Quebec's Côte-Nord region, has long been a culturally significant spot for the Innu of Ekuanitshit. Now the river, a majestic, world-renowned whitewater rafting destination, has been granted legal personhood status in a bid to protect it from future threats, such as hydro development.

Quebec-born cheetahs soaking up sun ahead of release into Zimbabwe wilderness

It's still too early to tell, but so far, two cheetahs born in Quebec, Kumbe and Jabari, seem to be doing just fine in Zimbabwe, as the pair are part of a rare "rewilding" process meant to get more animal species back to territories they used to roam.

Pandemic an opportunity to reform Quebec's devastated long-term care homes

The pandemic revealed society's ageism and its lack of respect toward those who care for seniors. "We neglected our elderly people, it has to be said, and we neglected the people who worked there who are underpaid and under-considered," says expert Francine Ducharme.

Ceremonies to mark 31st anniversary of Polytechnique killings go virtual

Most of the traditional events, including wreath-laying, speeches and a ceremony to project beams of light into the sky from the Mount Royal lookout, will proceed either virtually or without crowds in what one survivor of the shooting says is sure to be a "difficult'' year.

Groundhogs occasionally dig up bones at Montreal's Notre-Dame-des-Neiges cemetery

In the vast cemetery on the slopes of Mount Royal, the hole-digging behaviour has taken on a grimmer aspect as the rodents dig up old graves and occasionally leave bones scattered on the surface.

Lawsuit to challenge Quebec back-to-school plan

Lawyer says the provincial government's decision to make in-class learning mandatory violates the parents' charter rights.

Montreal Irish groups not giving up fight over light rail station name

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante announced this week that a station southwest of downtown would be named Griffintown-Bernard Landry.

Montreal airport refuellers, Swissport to resume negotiations Thursday

Swissport Canada and the union representing employees who refuel the planes at two Montreal airports will return to the negotiating table Thursday morning.

Quebec MNA files police complaint over hateful online messages

Christine Labrie of Québec Solidaire highlighted the issue of online abuse against female politicians when she read into the public record some of the insulting, threatening messages that she and other women in her caucus have received.