Tag: Quebec

Crews restore power across Quebec after almost one million customers hit by storm

MONTREAL — The number of Quebecers without power following Friday’s intense storm dropped steadily throughout the day Saturday, as hundreds of hydro employees worked to repair broken electrical poles and downed power lines across the province. As of Saturday afternoon, about 340,000 customers were without power, down from a high of almost one million the…

Quebec moves to eliminate school boards, offers compromise to anglo community

QUEBEC—The Quebec government tabled legislation Tuesday to abolish school boards across the province, transforming the 72 existing boards into so-called service centres. Education Minister Jean-Francois Roberge says the boards will be abolished as of Feb. 29, 2020, and the estimated $ 45 million in savings over four years will be put back into the system.…

Trial of Quebec man accused of killing his partner and stranger underway

SAINT-JEROME, QUE.—The trial of a Quebec man accused of murdering his partner and killing another man for a getaway vehicle began Friday at a courthouse north of Montreal. Crown prosecutor Steve Baribeau told the jury Ugo Fredette couldn’t accept the end of his relationship with Veronique Barbe, 41, so the accused allegedly stabbed her 17…