MONTREAL—Bouquets of red, pink, and white roses were laid outside Ecole polytechnique yesterday at the foot of a plaque bearing the names of the 14 women who were killed there 28 years ago.
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MONTREAL—Only 10 metres below the streets and parks of a residential Montreal neighbourhood there lies a network of ice age caverns that no human had ever seen until a few weeks ago.
The 15,000-year-old caves were discovered in October by a pair of amateur explorers who drilled and hammered through the ancient limestone walls of an existing cave to reveal the vast chamber beyond.
MONTREAL—At age 100, Honorary Col. David Lloyd Hart still remembers every detail of the bloody and chaotic scene on the beach during the ill-fated Allied raid on Dieppe in 1942.
Hart, a communications operator, remembers being stuck on a crippled boat about five metres from shore—unable to swim for the beach because he couldn't leave the vessel's radio unit.
MONTREAL—Valerie Plante scored a stunning upset in Montreal's mayoral election yesterday, defeating incumbent Denis Coderre to become the first woman to win the post.
Coderre said just after 10:30 p.m. that he had called Plante to congratulate her.
He later announced he was leaving municipal politics.
MONTREAL—The four NDP leadership hopefuls tread carefully yesterday when they were asked to weigh in on Quebec's ongoing discussion over religion and identity during a French-language debate in Montreal.
MONTREAL—A Quebec woman is taking legal action against her doctors after she delivered her 13-pound baby naturally in what court documents describe as a “traumatic and chaotic” childbirth.
MONTREAL—In a 37-year relationship that has seen them have three children together, Helene Gauvin and her partner, Andre Jauvin, have never formally tied the knot.
While they've talked about getting married from time to time, they've always decided they're too busy or would rather spend their money on a great vacation.
MONTREAL—Charles de Gaulle may have made history when he shouted “Vive le Quebec libre” from the balcony of Montreal's city hall in 1967.
But 50 years later, the city doesn't seem keen on re-creating the iconic moment, a sovereigntist group said yesterday.
MONTREAL—Squirrel meat soon could be on the menu in Quebec if a Montreal university student succeeds in his quest to make it legal to hunt the furry rodents.
Martin Poirier has started a petition to convince the provincial government that adding squirrels to its list of game animals isn't such a nutty idea.
MONTREAL—Nicole Gladu wants to die at home, surrounded by friends, with a glass of rose champagne in one hand and a canape of foie gras in the other.
And now the former journalist and trade unionist, who slowly is being robbed of her ability to function because of complications from childhood polio, is fighting the Quebec and Canadian governments for that chance.