Quebec

James Morgan

While New York residents of all ages have been receiving COVID-19 vaccinations for several weeks now, the progress of vaccination has been much slower in Canada.

Public health authorities in eastern Ontario and local governments are advising trick-or-treaters to find other ways to enjoy Halloween this year.

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The pandemic has been a lesson in how governments can be effective, or completely incompetent during a crisis. It has also been a big example of the need to balance rights and responsibilities. The past few days have made that apparent, as we are seeing the number of cases increase in the southern and western part of the United States.

Ontario's and Quebec's premiers are ordering non-essential businesses to close their workplaces by midnight Tuesday, provinces are contemplating closing their borders to each other, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has hinted that harsh measures might be used to keep people from gathering in groups.

Canada bans single-use plastic bags

Jun 11, 2019
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Add Canada to the list of places planning to ban plastic bags. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Canada will ban so-called single-use plastics, which could include shopping bags, drinking straws and eating utensils, by 2021.

A Quebec truck driver pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court to charges in connection with a hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian in Lancaster June 21.

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Concerns over importing electrical power into the New York City area from Canada were expressed at a hearing in Somerset on Saturday.

Transmission Developers, Incorporated is proposing a $2.2 billion plan to draw power to the Big Apple from Quebec. The firm claims the initiative would help the state boost energy transmission from upstate power plants. The New York Business Council believes the plan would close 12 of those plants.

State Senator George Maziarz called the meeting to hear both arguments.