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Group raises money to fund new home for survivor of Quebec City mosque shooting

MONTREAL — A fundraiser to find a new home for a man who lost use of his legs in the Quebec City mosque shooting earlier this year has reached almost half its goal. Aymen Derbali, a father of three, was one of the more than 50 people inside the mosque when a shooter opened fire …

Canadian astronaut announces new experiments for upcoming space mission

LONGUEUIL, Que.—When Canadian Astronaut David Saint-Jacques boards the International Space Station in November 2018, he’ll be involved in groundbreaking experiments on how the body’s immune and vascular systems function in space. The Quebec City native said Wednesday the work he’ll do during his six-month mission will have benefits on Earth as well. “It’s very important …

New Montreal administration to move quickly to repeal pit bull type ban

Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante’s new administration isn’t wasting any time moving ahead with its election promise to repeal the city’s controversial ban on pit bull-type dogs. City councillor Craig Sauve says there are plans to consult with scientists, veterinarians, the SPCA and dog owners about a new bylaw. Sauve promised it won’t take two years. …

McKenna says amendment signed to Montreal Protocol

MONTREAL—An amendment to the Montreal Protocol has been signed that will lower the levels of a type of greenhouse gas that warms the planet even more quickly than carbon dioxide, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said Monday. McKenna says implementing the Kigali Amendment could avoid up to 0.5 degrees Celsius of warming by the end of …

Coroner makes recommendations following death of woman by pit bull type dog

A Quebec coroner has recommended a half-dozen changes to proposed legislation aimed at cracking down on pit bull-type dogs. The recommendations were in a report released Monday in Quebec City by coroner Ethan Lichtblau into the death last summer of Christiane Vadnais. The 55-year-old Montreal woman was found dead June 8, 2016, after being attacked …

Canadian Space Agency and its partners developing plans for lunar space station

MONTREAL— The Canadian Space Agency is working to develop robotic arms as its contribution to a small lunar outpost to be built by international partners in the next decade. Earlier this week, the American and Russian space agencies signed a statement long-term space projects, which focus on the so-called deep space gateway. The small space …

Francois Girard’s ‘Hochelaga’ is Canada’s pick for best foreign language film

MONTREAL — The timing could not have been better for historical drama “Hochelaga, Land of Souls,” which is Canada’s pick for the best foreign-language film category at next year’s Oscars. Telefilm Canada announced Monday in Montreal that the movie by director Francois Girard will be submitted for consideration. “Hochelaga” looks at several centuries of Montreal …

Father of boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert in hospital

MONTREAL—A man who was arrested after police found his six-year-old son, who had been the subject of an Amber Alert, remained in an Ontario hospital Sunday. The boy vanished from St-Eustache, Que., on Thursday and his father was apprehended in Ontario nearly 24 hours later. By then, the body of the boy’s mother had also …

P.K. Subban pledges $10 million to Montreal Children’s Hospital

MONTREAL – P.K. Subban says hockey fans will discover he’s not the person many critics make him out to be and that his pledge of at least $10 million for a children’s hospital should demonstrate his altruism. “When I hear things about me being a selfish person or being self-centred or cocky or arrogant, these …

Harper says ‘no legitimate reason’ for Canadians to join jihadist movements

MONTREAL — Prime Minister Stephen Harper says there is “no legitimate reason of any kind” for Canadians to become involved in jihadist or terrorist movements. Harper was in Montreal on Thursday to announce funds for the RCMP and the Canada Border Services Agency in the fight against terrorism. The RCMP will receive $150.4 million over …

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