Fleetwood Mac announces rescheduled dates for tour
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fleetwood Mac has announced rescheduled dates for its North America tour that were postponed earlier this month because singer Stevie Nicks had the flu.
Correction: Canada-Religious Symbols story
MONTREAL (AP) — In a story April 13 about Quebec's religious symbols ban, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the ban on religious symbols extends to nurses and bus drivers. It does...
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Dozens of people in Maine attended a public hearing on a proposed 147-mile transmission line that will deliver electricity from Quebec to Massachusetts.
Man who sought drugs smuggled by sled gets 2 more days
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A North Carolina man who court documents say imported drugs from Canada "utilizing the dark web" was sentenced Wednesday to spend two more days in jail for plotting to steal a...
LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) — Danielle Ricard was walking through the woods not far from the shore of the St. Lawrence River when her husband, Jean-Pierre, kicked a patch of mushrooms. It led to an...
Netflix will cut ‘Bird Box’ footage months after outcry
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix will remove footage of a real fiery train disaster from its hit post-apocalyptic survival film "Bird Box" months after the streaming giant was criticized for exploiting a...
MONTREAL (AP) — Three major Montreal radio stations have stopped playing Michael Jackson songs as a result of child-molestation allegations against the late musician that aired Sunday in an HBO...
Canadian musher wins 10th Can-Am Crown win in Maine
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A Canadian musher has won Maine's biggest dog sled race for the 10th time.
Martin Massicotte, of St. Tite, Quebec, crossed the finish line of the 250-mile Irving...
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A Canadian musher on Saturday set his aim on a 10th win in Maine's biggest dog sled race.
Martin Massicotte, who has won the 250-mile Irving Woodlands Can-Am Crown...
Quebec appeals court upholds landmark tobacco ruling
MONTREAL (AP) — The Quebec Court of Appeal has upheld a landmark judgment that ordered three tobacco companies to pay billions of dollars in damages to Quebec smokers.
Skier dies of injuries at resort, strikes trees
JAY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a skier has died of injuries at the Jay Peak Ski Resort after he reportedly lost a ski and struck some trees.
Police said 68-year-old Bruce Charron, of West Montreal, Quebec, was injured Sunday afternoon. The trees were along the edge of a trail.
Police said Charron was immediately attended to by emergency responders. He later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the resort.
Canadian judge sentences man who killed 6 at mosque
QUEBEC CITY (AP) — A French-Canadian man who shot dead six Muslim men in a Quebec City mosque in 2017 has been sentenced to serve 40 years in prison before being eligible for parole.
Quebec Superior Court Justice Francois Huot called Alexandre Bissonnette's attack gratuitous and insidious as he handed down the sentence Friday. Several people in the room wept as the judge read a detailed account of the shooter's actions.
Andre Boudrias, former Vancouver Canucks captain, dies at 75
WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — Andre Boudrias, the former Vancouver Canucks captain and Montreal Canadiens assistant general manager, has died. He was 75.
The Canadiens said Boudrias died Tuesday in Whistler. A cause of death wasn't given.
Faceoff ace Vermette retires after 14 NHL seasons
Center Antoine Vermette retires as one of the best faceoff specialists of his generation.
Vermette announced on Thursday he was calling it a career after 14 NHL seasons with the Ottawa Senators, Columbus Blue Jackets, Arizona Coyotes, Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks. The 36-year-old from Quebec won the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2015 and most recently played for the Ducks, but he didn't sign with a team after becoming a free agent last summer.
Canada condemns Netflix for using rail disaster images
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada's Parliament passed a motion Wednesday saying Netflix should compensate the people of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, for using footage of the 2013 rail disaster in the post-apocalyptic survival film "Bird Box."
The footage involved the disaster created when an unattended train carrying crude oil rolled down an incline, went off the tracks and exploded into a massive ball of fire, killing 47 people in the Quebec town.
10 hospitalized in Canada after falling ill on plane
QUEBEC CITY (AP) — A Florida-bound flight minutes from takeoff from Quebec City had to be evacuated Thursday and 10 passengers were taken to hospital after fumes from de-icing seeped into the cabin.
Air Transat Flight 782 destined for Fort Lauderdale, Fla. was at the de-icing station shortly before 11 a.m. when passengers complained of feeling faint.
Airport firefighters were called and the flight was emptied, with passengers returning to the terminal.
Former Canadiens executive is new president of MLS Impact
MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal Impact owner Joey Saputo is turning over the job of president of the MLS club to Kevin Gilmore.
Gilmore has worked as an executive with the Montreal Canadiens, Los Angeles Kings and the Walt Disney Company.
Most recently, the Quebecer was a consultant in the sports, media and entertainment industries across North America. He also was on the administrative council of the Canadian Women's Hockey League and the Canadian Olympic Committee.
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Quebec and Vermont team to survey lake anglers
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — The governments of Vermont and Quebec, Canada, are working together to conduct a survey of fishermen beginning this winter.
McKenna becomes Flyers’ 7th goalie as Philly ties NHL record
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers tied an NHL record with Mike McKenna becoming their seventh goaltender to play this season.
McKenna started against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals on Tuesday night and allowed four goals on 25 shots in a 5-3 loss . He got the nod because interim coach Scott Gordon wanted to give top goaltending prospect Carter Hart a break after playing twice in three days.
Stevenson regains consciousness from medically induced coma
QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson has regained consciousness after being in a medically induced coma for three weeks following a knockout loss Dec. 1.
Stevenson's girlfriend, Simone God, issued a statement Saturday saying the light heavyweight boxer was awake.
Promoter: Boxer Adonis Stevenson still in coma in Quebec
MONTREAL (AP) — The promoter for Adonis Stevenson says the boxer remains unconscious and has not improved since doctors sedated him and placed him on a ventilator after a Dec. 1 knockout loss.
Promoter Yvon Michel said Thursday "doctors do not venture an opinion on what lies ahead" for the 41-year-old fighter. Stevenson is in intensive care at Quebec City's Hopital de l'Enfant-Jesusstill and "needs mechanical assistance to breathe."
Syracuse signs 17 players
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — List of football players, in alphabetical order, who have signed national letters of intent with Syracuse, with name, position, height, weight, school and hometown:
Luke Benson, te, 6-3, 210, Central Bucks West HS, Doylestown, Pa.
Matthew Bergeron, ol, 6-5, 295, Cégep de Thetford, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Geoff Cantin, lb, 6-3, 210, Cégep Garneau, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Half of iconic Bert & I duo dies 60 years after recording
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Bob Bryan, one half of the comedy duo Bert and I, which had fun at the expense of Maine Yankees and popularized the immortal punchline, "You can't get there from here," has died at his home in Quebec. He was 87.
Bryan and the late Marshall Dodge created their humor in a dormitory room at Yale University, and their 1958 album was the first of several that shaped the state's humor and image.
Canadian boxer Stevenson still in induced coma
MONTREAL (AP) — Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson remained in an induced coma in a Quebec City hospital Monday night, nearly 48 hours after being knocked out in his light heavyweight title fight.
The 41-year-old known to his fans as 'Superman' was in stable condition in intensive care, according to a statement released by the hospital.
Oleksandr Gvozdyk stopped Stevenson at 2:49 of the 11th round Saturday night to take the Canadians' World Boxing Council light heavyweight title.
Promoter: Adonis Stevenson in stable condition after KO
QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson has been upgraded from critical to stable condition and remains in an induced coma Sunday after being knocked out Saturday night in his light heavyweight title fight.
Boxing promoter Yvon Michel tweeted about the 41-year-old Stevenson's condition.
Oleksandr Gvozdyk stops Adonis Stevenson in 11th round
QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Oleksandr Gvozdyk stopped Adonis Stevenson at 2:49 of the 11th round Saturday night to take the World Boxing Council light heavyweight title from the Canadian.
The 41-year-old Stevenson was put on a stretcher after the fight and left Videotron Centre in an ambulance. There was no immediate word on the nature of the injury.
The 31-year-old Gvozdyk, from the Ukraine, improved to 16-0. Stevenson dropped to 29-2-1 with his first loss since 2010 and first in Canada.
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Stevenson looks for knockout vs Gvozdyk in WBC title fight
QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Canadian Adonis Stevenson says he needs "just one punch" to defeat Oleksandr Gvozdyk, while the Ukrainian believes the long game will lead to victory.
They'll fight for the WBC light heavyweight championship on Saturday at the Videotron Centre.
Defending champion Stevenson (29-1-1, 24 KO) knows undefeated Gvozdyk (15-0-0, 12 KO) will be a tough opponent.
Laine nets 5 goals, Jets defeat Blues 8-4
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patrik Laine scored five goals Saturday in the Winnipeg Jets' 8-4 victory at St. Louis, two short of 97-year-old NHL record.
It was the 61st five-goal game in league history. Darryl Sittler of the Toronto Maple Leafs was the last player to score six goals in a game, on April 22, 1976, against Boston.
Brandon Tanev, Blake Wheeler, and Jack Roslovic also scored for the Jets, who snapped their first two-game losing streak of the season.
Syracuse signs 4 players for next season
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim has announced four players have signed national letters of intent to play for the Orange next season.
The group includes 6-foot-10 center John Bol Ajak and three guards — Brycen Goodine of Rhode Island, Quincy Guerrier of Montreal, and 6-1 Joseph Girard of Glens Falls, already the all-time scoring leader in New York state history with 3,306 points and one more season to play.
Quebec municipal group calls for study on landfill expansion
COVENTRY, Vt. (AP) — A Quebec municipal group has called for a study on the impact of a plan to expand Vermont's largest landfill.
Canada’s Bombardier says it will cut 5,000 jobs
MONTREAL (AP) — Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier Inc. said Thursday it will shed 5,000 jobs and sell off two units as part of a five-year plan to rein in costs, focus on rail and business jets, and reduce debt.
About 2,500 Bombardier workers will be laid off in Quebec and 500 in Ontario while about 2,000 cuts will be overseas.
Maine regulators to decide by March on key powerline permit
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine utility regulators are delaying until March their decision on whether to grant Central Maine Power a key permit needed to build a 145-mile transmission corridor that would carry electricity from Quebec to southern New England.
In a Friday ruling, the Maine Public Utilities Commission said that it expects to extend the time for research, testimony and hearings into January, with a date of March 1 to wrap up the information-gathering aspect of the permit process.
Maine takes step to prevent spread of dangerous deer disease
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine wildlife regulators on Thursday enacted emergency rules to protect Maine's moose and deer herds from a dangerous disease that has been discovered in neighboring Canada.
The emerald ash borer spreading, now in Grand Isle County
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The invasive pest that threatens Vermont's ash trees is continuing to spread across the state.
The state announced Wednesday that the emerald ash borer has been found in South Hero, about 50 miles from the closest ash borer infestation in the state, although the ash borer has been discovered in the Quebec municipality that abuts Grand Isle County.
New Hampshire wildlife officials warn of threat to deer
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire wildlife officials are warning hunters about the state's restrictions on the importation of deer and elk from states and Canadian provinces where deadly chronic wasting disease has been reported.
The warning comes in the aftermath of Quebec wildlife officials reporting the first case of the disease in a deer, from an animal in a captive herd in the Canadian province.
2 sentenced for roles in Quebec-Vermont human smuggling case
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Two men charged in connection with the largest human smuggling case in memory on the Vermont-Quebec border have reached plea agreements with federal prosecutors.
The Vermont office of the United States Attorney says that 30-year-old Alberto Alvarado-Castro, a Mexican citizen, were arrested Oct. 7 last year in Vermont after Alvarado Castro guided 11 Guatemalan citizens and three people from Mexico into the United States from Canada.
Quebec man sentenced to prison in NY for marijuana smuggling
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A 41-year old Canadian man has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for conspiring to smuggle thousands of pounds of marijuana into the United States through the Akwesasne Mohawk Indian Reservation in northern New York.
Man sentenced for running major marijuana-smuggling ring
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Canadian man has been sentenced for being part of a marijuana-smuggling ring that brought thousands of pounds of pot in to the United States through northern New York.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says in Albany says 41-year-old Colin Stewart, of Elgin, Quebec, was sentenced to 11 years and three in prison by a U.S. District Court judge in Syracuse who also ordered five years of post-prison supervised release and a $10,000 fine.
Vermont reminds hunters of rules on deer, elk importation
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding hunters of the state's restrictions on the importation of deer and elk from states and Canadian provinces that have had chronic wasting disease.
Canadian officials recently confirmed the first positive case in a captive deer herd in Quebec.
Canada’s capital reeling after tornado hammers communities
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A powerful tornado that carved a path through parts of Canada's capital snapped trees, tossed cars and obliterated dozens of homes leaving what the city's mayor on Saturday said resembled "a war scene."
More than 150,000 customers were still without power following the tornado, which churned through pockets of Ottawa's west and south ends, as well as densely populated sections of the neighboring Quebec city of Gatineau late Friday.
Gallagher helps Canadiens beat Capitals 5-2 in Quebec City
QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist to help the Montreal Canadiens beat the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals 5-2 on Thursday night at the Videotron Centre.
Michael Chaput, Jacob de la Rose, Artturi Lehkonen and Rinat Valiev also scored for Montreal, and Charlie Lindgren stopped 11 of 13 shots. The Canadiens won for the first time in three exhibition games,
Auction for ex-prison postponed after earlier bid rejected
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Cuomo administration officials have postponed a second auction for a former state prison near the Canadian border to give the state more time to determine if the property can be redeveloped.
The Office of General Services had scheduled the sealed bid auction for Chateaugay (SHAT'-uh-gay) Correctional Facility in Franklin County for Oct. 17. OGS says it has postponed at the request of Empire State Development, the state's main economic development agency.
Canadians worried about proposed Coventry landfill expansion
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — There's interest on both sides of the border in a proposal to expand Vermont's only permitted landfill in the Northeast Kingdom.
Robert Benoit from Quebec's oldest nonprofit environmental organization tells Vermont Public Radio that the Coventry landfill is near a major source of drinking water on the Canadian side of the border. He said of the proposal "we are worried."
Canadian ‘Super Scooper’ firefighting airplanes arrive in LA
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County officials have welcomed the annual arrival of "Super Scooper" firefighting airplanes from Canada ahead of the fall fire season in Southern California, when Santa Ana winds can whip small fires into disasters.
It's the 25th year that the county has leased two big CL-415 water bombers from the government of Quebec.
Canada stunned and worried about Trump trade threats
TORONTO (AP) — It started with President Donald Trump's attacks on Canadian dairy farmers. Then Washington slapped tariffs on Canadian steel, citing national security. There was that disastrous G-7 summit in Quebec. Now it's a new North American free trade agreement that excludes America's northern neighbor.
Canadians are stunned by the repeated broadsides from what has long been their closest ally and some have even begun boycotts.
Outside Quebec City’s wall, a waterfall and more enticements
QUEBEC CITY (AP) — It's what's inside the historic wall of Quebec City that makes people want to visit. It's what's outside that makes people want to stay.
Quebec City’s enticing tableau beyond the wall
QUEBEC CITY (AP) — It's what's inside the historic wall of Quebec City that makes people want to visit. It's what's outside that makes people want to stay.
Effort to help monarch butterflies gets boost in marketplace
MONTREAL (AP) — An initiative to market milkweed for the benefit of monarch butterflies — and the farmers in Quebec and Vermont who grow it — is getting a boost from a Canadian parka company that is renewing its commitment to sell coats made with the plant's floss.