Extensive flooding in eastern Canada forces evacuations

World Apr 22, 2019

Extensive flooding in eastern Canada forces evacuations

Flooding in eastern Canada forced the evacuation of 1,200 people while more than 600 troops have been deployed in response, authorities said Sunday. Warming weather over the Easter weekend has brought spring floods due to heavy rains and snowmelt from Ontario to southern Quebec and ...

Canada francophones gear up for fight over education, rights

World Nov 24, 2018

Canada francophones gear up for fight over education, rights

A French-language university canceled by Ontario's government this month has kindled the passions of Canada's francophone minority, who are set to replay their historical rights struggle. In addition to nixing the proposed university that was to open in Toronto in 2020, the province with the ...

Lepage's '887' addresses memories in magical ways

Stage Jun 21, 2016

Lepage's '887' addresses memories in magical ways

by Nobuko Tanaka

Almost a year after "887" premiered in Toronto in July 2015, and following five-star reviews at every stop on a multinational tour that took in the world's biggest annual theater event, the Edinburgh International Festival, the latest play by Robert Lepage — the Canadian ...

Ex-minister among seven killed in Quebec plane crash amid wind alert

World Mar 30, 2016

Ex-minister among seven killed in Quebec plane crash amid wind alert

A small plane crashed Tuesday off an island in eastern Quebec, killing seven people, Quebec provincial police said. Among those killed was former federal Cabinet minister and political commentator Jean Lapierre. Other members of his family were also believed to be among the victims. They were ...