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Should rivers have the same rights as people?

Around the world, activists are pushing to protect their rivers by giving them legal personhood. Is this just symbolism, or can it drive lasting environmental change?The Magpie River winds majestically through the forests of Quebec for nearly 200 miles. Its thundering ribbon of blue is cherished by kayakers, white-water rafters and the indigenous Innu people of Ekuanitshit. Earlier this year, in a first for Canada, the river was granted legal personhood by local authorities, and given nine right...
Tags: Environment, Water, Canada, Indigenous Peoples, Quebec, Cbc, Magpie, Magpie River, Ekuanitshit Earlier, Uapukun Mestokosho, Mestokosho


A Six-Year Deal For Cale Makar In Colorado

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the organization has signed defenseman Cale Makar to a six-year contract through the 2026-27 season. Makar, 22, was a finalist for the Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenseman and was named to the NHL First All-Star Team in 2020-21.  He recorded 44 points (8g/36a) in 44 games, the only NHL blueliner to average a point-per-game last year.  Makar joined Steve Duchesne (82 points in 82 contests with Quebec in 1992-93) as the o...
Tags: Colorado, Sport, NHL, Quebec, Denver, New York Rangers, Makar, Brian Leetch, Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club, Steve Duchesne, NHL First All Star Team, Cale Makar


MacRumors Giveaway: Win Custom MacRumors-Themed AirPods From Electronic Finishing Solutions

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Electronic Finishing Solutions to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a set of AirPods that are customized with the MacRumors logo. Electronic Finishing Solutions is a company that customizes AirPods, speakers, earbuds, headphones, and other devices with custom logos. Customized ‌AirPods‌ can be ordered in quantities ranging from a single set to more than 100, and can be customized with any logo. Pricing starts at $249.99, which is $100 more...
Tags: Quebec, Giveaway, Sonos Speakers, No AMP, MacRumors Facebook, Electronic Finishing Solutions


Grimes and rapper Lil Uzi Vert claim he's in the process of 'legally' buying a planet, but experts say it's 'bogus'

Lil Uzi Vert performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival Daytime Stage Rich Fury/Getty Images for iHeartMedia On Thursday, Grimes said Lil Uzi Vert was buying WASP-127b, a planet that was discovered in 2016. Space law experts say it is not possible to own any land in outer space. But, over the past few decades many people have claimed to own land outside of Earth. See more stories on Insider's business page. Singer Grimes and rapper Lil Uzi Vert were trending on Twitter...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Science, News, Entertainment, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Travel, United Nations, Grimes, Quebec, Lil Uzi Vert, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Tesla CEO Elon Musk


Canada: Developments Regarding Hydro-Québec's Upcoming Calls For Tenders To Supply 780 MW Of Renewable Energy - Langlois lawyers, LLP

On July 14, 2021, the Quebec government published, in the Gazette officielle du Québec, the draft Regulation respecting a 480-megawatt block of renewable energy...
Tags: News, Canada, Quebec, Renewable Energy Langlois


Takashi Miike’s ‘The Great Yokai War – Guardians’ to Close Quebec’s Fantasia Festival 2021

Quebec’s Fantasia Festival has unveiled the third and final wave of titles set to screen at this year’s 25th edition and announced that Takashi Miike’s (“13 Assassins,” “Ichi the Killer”) latest feature “The Great Yokai War – Guardians,” will close the festival. The world premiere of Julien Knafo’s Quebec zombie flic “Brain Freeze” will open […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Takashi Miike, Quebec, Fantasia Film Festival, Julien Knafo


MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Luna Display Adapter to Turn an iPad or Mac Into a Second Screen

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Astropad to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Luna Display adapter that can turn an extra Mac or iPad into a secondary display for a primary Mac. Priced at $130, the Luna Display adapter dongle is designed to plug into a Mac using a USB-C port (on newer Macs) or a Mini DisplayPort, and when paired up with the Luna Display software, a main Mac (or even a PC) can be connected to an ‌iPad‌ or another Mac using Wifi. With this setup, you can...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Monterey, Quebec, Giveaway, El Capitan, Pacific Time, Astropad, Luna Display, No AMP, MacRumors Facebook, MacBook Air MacBook Pro Mac, Luna Display s Mac, Mac Luna Display


O’Sole Mio Vegan Tortellini & Sauces

I recently spotted O’Sole Mio Vegan Tortellini, Rosee, and Alfredo sauce while placing an online grocery order from Metro. O’Sole Mio is a family owned company started in the 90’s based in Quebec that makes a variety of fresh pastas and frozen entrees – they currently have four new vegan offerings, and we’ve tried three of them so far. Here are the packages, the nutritional information as of 07/14/2021, and some of our thoughts on each. One of the first things I noticed and appreciated was...
Tags: Toronto, Quebec, Vegans, Alfredo, Buca, Metro O Sole Mio


Canada: Student Employees Have The Right To Equal Pay For Equivalent Work: Québec Court Of Appeal - Stikeman Elliott LLP

Employers who hire students for summer jobs and other positions in Québec should take note of a June 16, 2021 decision of the Québec Court of Appeal (the "Court of Appeal").
Tags: News, Canada, Quebec, Québec Court Of Appeal Stikeman Elliott LLP


Electrify America to double number of EV chargers as wave of electric vehicles come to market

Electrify America, the entity set up by Volkswagen as part of its settlement with U.S. regulators over its diesel emissions cheating scandal, said it will double the number of its electric vehicle fast charging stations in the United States and Canada by the end of 2025. The commitment, if successful, means 1,800 fast charging stations — or 10,000 individual chargers — will be installed and operational by that time. The vast majority (some 1,700 stations) will be installed in the United States w...
Tags: TC, Europe, California, Tech, Tesla, EA, Canada, Automotive, United States, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Volkswagen, North America, Quebec, Edward


Canada: Arbitrability Of Insurance Disputes In Quebec: The Case Of Bâton Rouge v. Allianz - McCarthy Tétrault LLP

On January 24, 2021, in 9369-1426 Québec inc. (Restaurant Bâton Rouge) v. Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company, the Superior Court of Quebec – Class Actions Chamber (the "Court") ruled on ...
Tags: News, Canada, Quebec, Baton Rouge, Allianz McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Québec inc Restaurant Bâton Rouge


Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec. RESPONSABILITÉ : Le Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes a excédé sa compétence, a poursuivi une finalité impropre et a agi de façon déraisonnable dans l’exercice de son pouvoir discrétionnaire en p...
Tags: Law, Canada, Quebec, Bureau, Le Bureau, Summaries Sunday, SOQUIJ, Québec Department of Justice, Celik c Bureau


MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Apple-Themed Plush Pillow From Throwboy

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Throwboy to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of Throwboy's plush pillows, all of which are modeled after classic Apple products and icons and are perfect for Apple fans. Throwboy's pillows are plush, squeezable versions of Apple products like the first iPhone, Classic Macintosh, iMac G3, first iPod, Finder Icon, Spinning Wheel, and more. Pillows are priced at $30 to $40, and the main Iconic collection features designs modeled after fiv...
Tags: Apple, Quebec, Giveaway, Pacific Time, Throwboy, No AMP, MacRumors Facebook


7 Sent Back to Canada After Using Library Lawn to Enter US

Seven people were apprehended after entering Vermont illegally from Quebec by driving across the lawn of a library built in both the United States and Canada.
Tags: US, Canada, United States, Quebec, Vermont


Border Patrol Video Shows Vehicle Illegally Entering Vermont

Seven people were apprehended after entering Vermont illegally from Quebec by driving across the lawn of a library built in both the United States and Canada.
Tags: United States, Quebec, Vermont


Canada: Canadian Tax Acts Across The Nation Adapt To Online Transactions - MLT Aikins LLP

Canadian legislators continue to extend the application of sales taxes to online transactions. In 2019 an amendment to Quebec's provincial sales tax legislation required online retailers and service providers to...
Tags: News, Canada, Quebec, MLT Aikins LLP


Uber and Lyft could be avoiding $135 million in Canadian taxes every year by relying on contract workers, report says

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and Lyft CEO Logan Green Laura Buckman/Reuters; Carlo Allegri/Reuters Uber and Lyft could avoid a combined $135 million in taxes annually in Canada, a new report claims. Canadians for Tax Fairness blamed lax disclosure laws and companies classifying drivers as contractors. Uber and Lyft both disputed the findings, telling Insider they paid all required taxes in Canada. See more stories on Insider's business page. Uber and Lyft could be avoiding a combined $13...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Taxes, Law, Finance, US, Trends, Markets, Canada, Netherlands, Tax Avoidance, Quebec, Labor Law, Tax Fairness, Cochrane


Uber and Lyft could be avoiding $153 million in Canadian taxes every year by relying on contract workers, report says

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and Lyft CEO Logan Green Laura Buckman/Reuters; Carlo Allegri/Reuters Uber and Lyft could avoid a combined $153 million in taxes annually in Canada, a new report claims. Canadians for Tax Fairness blamed lax disclosure laws and companies classifying drivers as contractors. Uber and Lyft both disputed the findings, telling Insider they paid all required taxes in Canada. See more stories on Insider's business page. Uber and Lyft could be avoiding a combined $15...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Taxes, Law, Finance, US, Trends, Markets, Canada, Netherlands, Tax Avoidance, Quebec, Labor Law, Tax Fairness, Cochrane


Canada: "En Français, S'il Vous Plaît": Imminent Reform Of The Charter Of The French Language (Bill 101) - Fasken

On May 13, 2021, Simon Jolin-Barrette, Minister Responsible for the French Language, tabled Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec in the National Assembly of Québec.
Tags: News, Canada, Quebec, Fasken, Simon Jolin Barrette


Woman mowing grass on airstrip struck, killed by small plane

By David Williams | CNN A woman mowing the grass at a small airfield in Quebec died after she was hit by a plane as it came in for a landing, authorities say. The 27-year-old woman, who has not been identified, was operating a tractor on Monday near the runway at the Saint-Esprit airfield in Quebec, about 37 miles (60 km) north of Montreal. “What we can understand is that the woman was on a tractor mowing the lawn and when the plane did its descent to land on the airstrip the airplane hit the wo...
Tags: News, Accidents, Sport, World news, Cnn, Canada, Soccer, Quebec, TSB, David Williams, Tessier, Nanchang, Saint Esprit, Montreal What, Marc Tessier, Transportation Safety Board of Canada TSB


A woman mowing the lawn at a Canadian airstrip is struck and killed by a small plane making a landing

A woman mowing the grass at a small airfield in Quebec died after she was hit by a plane as it came in for a landing, authorities say.
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Woman mowing airstrip in Canada struck and killed by plane

A woman mowing the grass at a small airfield in Quebec died after she was hit by a plane as it came in for a landing, authorities say.
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MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Adjustable Standing Desk From Flexispot

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Flexispot to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Theodore Standing Desk, which is an ideal flexible workspace for Apple device users. Flexispot offers a whole range of home office furniture and accessories, but it is best known for its height adjustable standing desk options, which are available at a variety of price points. The Theodore Standing Desk has a classic, elegant design but it is able to meet modern workspace needs with an adj...
Tags: Quebec, Giveaway, Theodore, Flexispot, No AMP, MacRumors Facebook, Theodore Standing Desk


The Lifesaving Society: Stone

With the introduction of new recreational cannabis laws in 2018, the Lifesaving Society recognized the importance of targeting the 18- to- 24-year-old segment specifically in order to educate them on the risks of mixing drug use and fun on the water. “To avoid repeating last summer’s high death toll and given that alcohol and drugs are the cause of more than one-third of drownings in Quebec each year, we had to target young people and their consumption habits on the water,” ex...
Tags: Advertising, Quebec, Lifesaving Society, Raynald Hawkins, Lifesaving Society The Lifesaving Society


Marie Madeleine: exploring language, style, and humour in the Acadian folksong tradition

There are two main French speaking groups in Canada: the Québécois and the lesser-known Acadians, who have a fascinating but tragic history in Canada. After failing to establish a post on St Croix Island (present-day Maine) in 1604, the Acadians became the first French colonial group to settle on Canadian soil in 1605 (in present-day Nova Scotia), three years prior to the arrival of the Québécois. When the British took control in 1713, Acadian colonizers suddenly became the colonized, and found ...
Tags: Books, Music, Featured, Canada, Maine, Catholicism, Catholic Church, Catholic, Louisiana, Quebec, Acadia, St Croix Island, Arts & Humanities, Online products, Marie Madeleine, Acadians


Canada to ban sale of new fuel cars, light truck from 2035

By Steve Scherer | Reuters OTTAWA – Canada will ban the sale of fuel-burning new cars and light-duty trucks from 2035 in an effort to reach net-zero emissions across the country by 2050, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government said on Tuesday. Only zero-emissions cars and trucks can be sold from 2035, according to a statement, adding that a mixture of investments and regulations will help industry transition toward that goal. The government also said it will set interim targets for 2025 and 2...
Tags: News, Climate Change, California, Environment, Cars, Sport, World news, Canada, Britain, Soccer, United States, Quebec, British Columbia, Justin Trudeau, Trudeau, Brooks


Canada: A Province Cannot Compel Internet Service Providers To Block Access To Websites: Online Communications Fall Under Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction - McCarthy Tétrault LLP

In Procureur général du Québec v Association canadienne des télécommunications sans fil, 2021 QCCA 730, the Quebec Court of Appeal confirms that a province cannot compel Internet service providers...
Tags: News, Canada, Quebec, Association, Quebec Court of Appeal


Canada: Flash 2 - Investing In Agricultural Lands In Québec: What You Need To Know (Video) - Dentons

In this Q&A video, lawyers Stephen Lloyd and James Proctor provide an overview of what you need to know about investing in agricultural lands in Québec.
Tags: News, Canada, Quebec, Stephen Lloyd, James Proctor


Mary Two-Axe Earley's fight for equality changed Canada

Editor’s note: This post is guest-written by Kanien’keháka (Mohawk) filmmaker Courtney Montour. She is the writer and director of “Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again.” Today, the Google Canada homepage Doodle honors Mary Two-Axe Earley, a Kanien’keháka (Mohawk) woman who fought for more than two decades to challenge sex discrimination against First Nations women embedded in Canada’s Indian Act. The Doodle was created by Kanien’keháka (Mohawk) guest artist Star Horn. This post has also been t...
Tags: Doodles, First Nations, Canada, Bill, Quebec, British Columbia, Ottawa, Mary, Ken, Montreal Quebec, Parliament of Canada, Royal Commission, TSI, National Film Board of Canada, NFB, Google Canada


Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec. COMPAGNIES : Dans le contexte d’un long conflit familial, les attentes raisonnables de l’appelante quant au rachat de ses actions ont été frustrées; que cette situation résulte ou non d’une strat...
Tags: Law, Canada, Quebec, Elle, CSC, Robert, Appel, BCE Inc, Summaries Sunday, SOQUIJ, Québec Department of Justice, Gestion Simon Pierre Péladeau, Julie Dutil Jacques J Levesque