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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,

Sports

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

Sports

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

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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

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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,

Sports

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

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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

Business

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

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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.

Sports

NHL crackdown on faceoffs cheats, slashing sees parade to penalty box

MONTREAL — Faceoffs were a group effort and penalty boxes were full as the NHL opened it’s pre-season schedule this week. Centres were repeatedly tossed out of the faceoff circles,

Sports

Following Subban’s lead, new Canadiens Drouin donates $500,000 to hospital

Montreal Canadiens Jonathan Drouin announces a $500,000 donation to the Centre Hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal, known as the CHUM, Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson.

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Accused in slaying of store clerk sought weapon disposal advice on web

MONTREAL — A man accused of killing a young grocery store clerk in Montreal allegedly used his smartphone to make numerous web searches in the days following the slaying that