Huge, fast-moving forest fire threatens cottage country in Lac-St-Jean region

Article content continued Environment Canada meteorologist Alain Roberge said that warm, dry weather was likely to persist. Despite rain in the forecast for Saturday, it may not be enough to help firefighters in the area. “The worst part is that when the first showers arrive, they are often accompanied by thunderstorms,” Roberge said. “So even […]

Coronavirus live updates: Quebec surpasses Italy, France in COVID-19 deaths

Article content continued In April, the federal government spent $1.3 billion to provide seniors with a one-time special payment through the goods and services tax credit, worth an average of $375 for each single senior. 9:25 p.m. Quebecers among most optimistic about personal finances, poll finds Despite the ongoing lockdown and uncertainty about how long […]

First woman of colour to lead Quebec Liberals vows ‘constructive approach’

Article content QUEBEC — It was one of most emotional events of the fall session of the legislature, with not a dry eye in the house. Ten years after an earthquake killed an estimated 200,000 people in Haiti in 35 seconds, the Liberal MNA for Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne Dominique Anglade rose to speak to a motion of […]

Quebec names a civilian to be interim head of the Sûreté du Québec

QUEBEC — For the first time in Quebec’s history, a woman will lead the Sûreté du Québec, which is getting its third chief in less than a year. On Wednesday, the Quebec cabinet named a rare civilian, Johanne Beausoleil, to the post of associate director-general of the force, which will allow her to take on […]