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Quebec woman aims to climb Mount Logan solo

MONTREAL—A Montreal mountaineer will try to become the first solo woman to climb Canada's highest mountain in a trek that begins next month.

Should Monique Richard reach the summit of Yukon's Mount Logan, she will be the first female to reach the top by herself, according to officials with Parks Canada and data it has compiled since the late 1800s.

Teen's killing sparks police probe

MONTREAL—A Quebec man has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of his ex-girlfriend as a police watchdog agency probes the actions of local police in the case.

Anthony Pratte-Lops was arraigned in St-Hyacinthe yesterday in the death of 18-year-old Daphne Huard-Boudreault and will remain behind bars until the case returns to court April 19.