MONTREAL—Frederic Pelletier is boldly predicting he and his team will get the New Horizons spacecraft exactly where it should be on New Year's Day—1.6 billion kilometres beyond Pluto to rendez-vous with a space rock known as Ultima Thule.
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MONTREAL—The move by Montreal to increase the minimum age for youngsters to be allowed into its public swimming pools without supervision is getting the thumbs-up from the province's lifesaving society.
Several drownings earlier this year prompted the city to raise the age to eight years old from six when municipal pools opened this summer.
MONTREAL—The first woman to climb to the top of Canada's highest mountain in a solo trek says her biggest fear came when she fell into a dangerously deep crevice.
“That made me very afraid because no one would have known where I was,” Monique Richard told The Canadian Press yesterday.
The company operating Canada's new national public alert system for mobile devices said it would investigate after a test of the system misfired in Quebec yesterday and was hit-and-miss in Ontario.
MONTREAL—The search for a missing Montreal boy moved into the frigid waters of a river yesterday as divers took turns plunging in the hope of finding clues in the disappearance of 10-year-old Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou.
It was the first day divers had entered the Riviere des Prairies since the boy left home March 12 and disappeared while walking to a friend's house.
MONTREAL—A young Quebec woman has had to have her arms and legs amputated after she spent four hours in freezing temperatures following an electric jolt that raced through her body.
Samantha Mongeon says her younger sister, Sabryna, 18, was driving a car early on Christmas morning when she lost control of the vehicle and collided with a hydroelectric pole in western Quebec.
MONTREAL—Do not bring pictures of the boss.
That's what Anton Pushkar, owner of an indoor Montreal axe-throwing facility, tells enthusiasts who may want a particular photo as their target.
“We've had people saying, 'Can I put a picture of somebody really special right on the bull's eye?'” Pushkar said in a recent interview.
MONTREAL—A bus crash in eastern Mexico that claimed the lives of 12 people, including a Canadian woman, has left families in two provinces in a state of shock.
The woman was identified by her family as Stephanie Horwood of Gatineau, Que.
LONGUEUIL, Que.—When Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques boards the International Space Station next November, he'll be involved in ground-breaking experiments on how the body's immune and vascular systems function in space.
The Quebec City native said yesterday the work he'll do during his six-month mission will have benefits on Earth, as well.
MONTREAL—It's a far-out dream that Canada's two newest astronauts are hoping will come true: orbiting the moon within the next decade or so.
In fact, Joshua Kutryk and Jennifer Sidey already are looking beyond the International Space Station as they begin two years of intense basic training.