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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.

Bianca Andreescu eyes return to court at Beijing Open later this month

Bianca Andreescu's coach says the tentative plan is for the Canadian tennis star to return to action at the Beijing Open later this month. Sylvain Bruneau adds the 19-year-old also hopes to qualify for the season-ending WTA Finals Oct. 27-Nov. 3.

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts welcomes 6 Egyptian mummies in new exhibit

Nestawedjat, a wealthy, married "lady of the house," died in the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes sometime around 700 BC. Now she's set to be on display at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts starting Sept. 14.

Advocates 'internationalize' the fight to free Raif Badawi from Saudi prison

More than seven years after Raif Badawi was thrown in prison, lawyers and allies of the Saudi blogger are increasingly lobbying foreign governments in an effort to secure his release as Saudi Arabia prepares to host next year's G20 meeting.

Quebec's wildlife corridors essential in an age of climate change, conservationist says

As many species gradually move north in response to rising temperatures, building and maintaining connections between natural areas is crucial for their survival, conservation experts say.

Exam question on climate change draws anger, memes from Quebec students

A Quebec high school French exam question that asked students about adapting to climate change has drawn a torrent of online criticism, as teens used memes and videos to denounce what they see as government inaction on climate issues.

Montreal group pressing authorities to block concert by former Haitian president

A group of Haitian Montrealers is appealing to federal and municipal authorities to block an upcoming concert by former Haitian president Michel Martelly, citing what they say are his misogynistic comments and his alleged complicity in corruption scandals.

Dream of memorial park in Montreal to honour Irish famine victims inches closer

While Montreal is generally viewed as a mixture of British and French influences, look closely enough and you'll see the Irish have left their mark — including the 6,000 who lay buried in unmarked graves in the city's Sud-ouest neighbourhood.

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques helps repair leaky space toilet

As proof that life as an astronaut isn't always glamorous, Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques' duties aboard the International Space Station recently included fixing a leaking space toilet, NASA says.

Justin Trudeau makes no promises during a day in Quebec City

Trudeau stopped short of promising to fund infrastructure projects in the Quebec capital, and didn't take concrete steps to respond to Premier François Legault's list of pre-election demands.

McGill science group takes aim at pharmacies for selling 'quack' flu remedy

The McGill Office for Science and Society wants to know why so many Quebec pharmacies continue to sell Oscillococcinum, despite the fact that the product "does not work [and] cannot work, according to our scientific knowledge."

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