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Montreal chosen for 2020 figure skating world championship

MONTREAL — The International Skating Union has awarded the 2020 world figure skating championships to Skate Canada, which will hold the event at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Canada has

National News

Quebec woman dies in Ontario crash, police investigate

QUINTE WEST, Ont. — A 70-year-old woman from Montreal is dead after a multi-vehicle collision in eastern Ontario. Provincial police say the crash took place mid-afternoon Wednesday when a sedan


Toyota and Transition Energetique Quebec to look at hydrogen infrastructure

TORONTO — Toyota Canada and Transition Energetique Quebec are going to study the need for hydrogen infrastructure to support the introduction of fuel cell vehicles in Quebec. The two sides

Arts & Culture

Southern Quebec visited by ‘unprecedented’ number of painted lady butterflies

MONTREAL — The millions of black-and-orange butterflies that have carpeted flower beds across the Montreal area in recent days are waiting for winds to carry them south to warmer weather,


Smith-Pelly scores winner as Capitals beat Canadiens in pre-season play

Washington Capitals’ Devante Smith-Pelly, top left, scores past Montreal Canadiens goaltender Charles Lindgren as Capitols’ Garrett Pilon looks on during third period NHL pre-season hockey action Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Montreal Impact bring high-flying Toronto FC down to earth with 5-3 win

Montreal Impact midfielder Marco Donadel (33) celebrates his goal against Toronto FC during first half MLS soccer action in Toronto on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn. TORONTO


Quebec police find body they believe is 71-year-old man tied to Amber Alert case

MONTREAL — Quebec provincial police said Wednesday they found a body investigators believe is that of a missing 71-year-old man connected to last week’s Amber Alert case. Sgt. Claude Denis


Suspect in Quebec Amber Alert still hospitalized, case put off one week

SAINT-JEROME, Que. — A Superior Court justice ordered a medical evaluation on Wednesday of the suspect who fled authorities last week with his six-year-old boy and who was later charged

International Politics

Quebec refuses opposition’s call to denounce Spanish government over Catalonia

QUEBEC — The Quebec government rejected calls Wednesday from the opposition to publicly denounce the intensifying crackdown in Spain against the Catalan independence movement. Christine St-Pierre, Quebec’s international relations minister,


Alouettes opt to avoid “chaos:” stick with struggling Durant at quarterback

MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes will sink or swim with Darian Durant at quarterback. There was little other choice but to stick with Durant despite a nightmarish performance last week

Business News

Bombardier looking beyond Tuesday’s duty decision as workers rally in Toronto

Unifor National President Jerry Dias addresses workers at a Bombardier plant in Toronto, Wednesday, September 20, 2017, amid calls for Boeing to drop a trade complaint against Bombardier. THE CANADIAN


Saint-Louis-du-Ha!Ha! gets Guinness World Record nod for exclamation points

MONTREAL — A small community in Quebec has entered the Guinness World Records — with not one but two exclamation points. The municipality of Saint-Louis-du-Ha!-Ha!, located on the south shore


Couche-Tard says it still wants to sell marijuana in its Quebec convenience stores

LAVAL, Que. — Alimentation Couche-Tard is still interested in selling marijuana and its co-founder says he thinks provincial governments should stay out of selling this product. Alain Bouchard, the executive


Quebec language office OKs use of some English words like hashtag, grilled-cheese

MONTREAL — English-language words such as hashtag, grilled-cheese, and parking are now acceptable in everyday French-language conversation in Quebec society, according to guidelines recently updated by the province’s language watchdog.