Whales So Close You Can Touch Them: An Adventure in Canada

Recalling a prepandemic trip to a watery landscape in Quebec province: “The adventure we had feels like one plucked from a world I can no longer reach, not unlike watching the water, waiting for a whale to crest.”

#canada, #parenting, #quebec-province-canada, #travel-and-vacations, #whales-and-whaling

Whales So Close You Can Touch Them: A Family Adventure in Canada

Recalling a prepandemic trip to a watery landscape in Quebec province: “The adventure we had feels like one plucked from a world I can no longer reach, not unlike watching the water, waiting for a whale to crest.”

#canada, #parenting, #quebec-province-canada, #travel-and-vacations, #whales-and-whaling

After Video of Abusive Nurse, Canada’s Indigenous Seek Health Overhaul

The abuse last year of an Indigenous woman in a Quebec hospital has prompted outrage and underlined the discrimination facing Canada’s Indigenous community.

#canada, #discrimination, #echaquan-joyce-d-2020, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #indigenous-people, #justice-for-joyce, #nursing-and-nurses, #politics-and-government, #quebec-province-canada, #race-and-ethnicity

Canadian Lawmaker, Will Amos, Is Exposed Again on Camera

After appearing naked during a virtual House of Commons session in April, a member of Parliament said that he urinated while on video this week.

#canada, #computers-and-the-internet, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #liberal-party-canada, #quebec-province-canada, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #will-amos

Canadian Lawmaker Apologizes for Taking Nude Photo of Colleague

It was not immediately clear what sanctions, if any, Sébastien Lemire would face after he acknowledged taking a nude photo of William Amos during a Zoom call.

#bloc-quebecois, #canada, #computers-and-the-internet, #conservative-party-canada, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #quebec-province-canada, #social-media, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

Quebec’s Ban on Public Religious Symbols Largely Upheld

The ruling exempts English-speaking schools and effectively allows provincial legislators to wear turbans or head scarves, but it angered civil liberties advocates as discriminatory.

#freedom-of-religion, #legault-francois, #minorities, #muslim-veiling, #quebec-province-canada, #religion-and-belief, #religion-state-relations

Does a Woman ‘Walking’ Her Boyfriend on a Leash Signal Covid Ennui?

Coronavirus restrictions across Canada, including a new curfew in Quebec, are fraying patience and spurring protests in some quarters.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curfews, #dogs, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #meng-wanzhou, #montreal-quebec, #quebec-province-canada

Revisiting the Unseen Corners of the World

During a year with limited travel possibilities, our World Through a Lens series offered Times readers a weekly escape. Here are some of the highlights.

#ecuador, #forests-and-forestry, #georgia, #great-britain, #islands, #karbala-iraq, #maine, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #nuns, #photography, #quebec-province-canada, #road-trips, #rural-areas, #safaris, #sea-lions, #travel-and-vacations

A Polarizing Documentary Spurs Debate Over a Violent Time in Quebec

Fifty years after separatist violence prompted the government to send soldiers to Montreal, Quebec is grappling with how to remember the 1970 “October crisis.”

#canada, #documentary-films-and-programs, #montreal-quebec, #quebec-province-canada, #rose-paul-1943-2013, #secession-and-independence-movements

In Canada, Hockey Struggles to Return Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Because of concerns about the coronavirus, two of the three top junior leagues have yet to start their seasons. One of them may be allowed to resume only if it bans body checking.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hockey-ice, #ontario-hockey-league, #quebec-province-canada

Asbestos, a Quebec Mining Town, Will Change Name to Val-des-Sources

The Quebec town is home to one of the world’s largest former asbestos mines. Residents voted to rename the town Val-des-Sources, or Valley of the Springs.

#asbest-russia, #asbestos, #canada, #cancer, #france, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #mines-and-mining, #names-geographical, #names-personal, #quebec-province-canada, #russia, #strikes, #world-health-organization, #world-war-i-1914-18

New York Grandparents Are Kidnapped and Taken to Canada

Their captors demanded the return of cocaine worth $3.5 million. They were freed after the authorities used cellphone data to track them to a house in Quebec.

#brown-graigory, #canada, #cellular-telephones, #cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drug-enforcement-administration, #helm-james, #helm-sandra, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #moira-ny, #quebec-province-canada, #surete-du-quebec

Commuting, and Confronting History, on a Remote Canadian Railway

The Tshiuetin line, the first railroad in North America owned and operated by First Nations people, is a symbol of reclamation and defiance for the communities it serves.

#indigenous-people, #photography, #quebec-province-canada, #railroads

For Canadian Doctor, the Virus Came With Stigma

A doctor who traveled across a provincial border has been accused of igniting a coronavirus outbreak. ​ ​​But some say his treatment highlights the danger of scapegoating individuals.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-brunswick-canada, #quarantines, #quebec-province-canada

Risking Their Lives in Canada’s Pandemic and Hoping That’s Enough to Stay

Many asylum-seekers work as caregivers in nursing homes on the front-lines of Canada’s coronavirus crisis. The government is considering allowing them a faster route to stay in the country.

#asylum-right-of, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immigration-and-emigration, #quebec-province-canada

Canada Will Have a Big Say on the Return of Major Sports in the U.S.

President Trump is pushing for the return of sports soon in the United States. Up in Canada, that’s not happening.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ontario-canada, #quebec-province-canada, #trudeau-justin