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A mayor is paving the street in front of his house

City councilors disavow him in a stormy meeting after he only paid $ 250 A mayor of Montégérie put everyone at odds by paving the street in front of his house while the work had to stop before his residence. Gilles Carpentier, the mayor of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, a small parish of 3000 inhabitants near Saint-Hyacinthe, asked his officials in September to asphalt the street in front of his house. The work that was authorized by the council, however, had to stop about 50 meters before his house. Additional work in front of…

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A man buys an iPad at Walmart, a very bad surprise awaits him in the box.

Sasitharan Nadarajah spent nearly $ 1,000 to buy an iPad that he wanted to give as a gift for his mom’s birthday. He made his purchase at Walmart in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.  When the mother opened her gift in front of all guests on Sunday morning, the woman discovered that the box contained only a piece of clay weighing roughly the same as an iPad.  “When I saw the clay, I wondered if there was something under the object, but there was nothing, not even a charger,” Sasitharan Nadarajah told CTV…

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What a lack of class

This is not the first time a party has pushed an older elected to the door. Philippe Couillard did it before the 2014 election, notably with former Minister of Revenue Lawrence Bergman. Pauline Marois also advised her friend Marie Malavoy to retire to offer the safe county of Taillon to Diane Lamarre. But François Ouimet is only 58 years old. Proudly elected Liberal for 24 years, he has never embarrassed his party or played in the flowerbeds of his colleagues. Liberal organizers circulated the rumor that he may not be in line…

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The black widow of the north settles in Quebec

The black widow of the north has taken up residence in southern Quebec, shows a scientific study published Wednesday. According to researchers from the Insectarium, McGill University and the University of Quebec at Rimouski, the spider was discovered in the wild at three different locations in southern Quebec and Ottawa. These findings confirmed the predictions made by scientists from modeling techniques. La science citoyenne contribue à identifier la nouvelle répartition de la veuve noire du nord dans le sud du Québec. Une étude menée par des chercheurs de #Insectarium @mcgillu et…

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American remains come from the site of a famous battle of the Korean War

The remains of US soldiers returned to the United States by North Korea seem to come from the site of a famous battle of the Korean War, said Thursday a US official. According to the Defense POW / MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), the US agency dealing with the issues of missing soldiers, most of the remains would come from a village near the site of the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, which had made thousands of American victims in November and December 1950. “The remains are related to the famous battle,”…

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Prison: detainees cost us more than ever

The costs of incarcerating an offender reach nearly $ 95,000 a year Inmates are costing taxpayers more than ever because of new construction, according to the Department of Public Safety. Built for nearly $ 91 million, the Sept-Îles prison opened last year with state-of-the-art equipment. An inmate in a provincial jail costs taxpayers an average of $ 259 a day, a 54% increase for 10 years. In 2008-2009, each inmate spent $ 61,320 a year on the state. Today, the bill is $ 94,535 to keep an offender behind bars for a…

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“BE CAREFUL!”, Iran’s Foreign Minister replies to Trump

“BE CAREFUL!”, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters on Monday, a few hours after a warning of a rare virulence of US President Donald Trump against Iran. Using capital letters like Mr Trump on the social network against the Iranian authorities the day before, Mr Zarif said: “WE ARE NOT IMPRESSIONED”, in a tweet written in English. COLOR US UNIMPRESSED: The world heard even harsher bluster a few months ago. And Iranians have heard them —albeit more civilized ones—for 40 yrs. We’ve been around for millennia & seen fall…

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Release conditions deemed “abusive”

While court proceedings have been postponed to September 13, protesters arrested at the G7 have against their conditions of release “abusive” that prevents them from going to downtown Quebec City for over a month. “I live in Quebec and I do not even have the right to go downtown, it’s ordinary, I live here,” says Yannick St-Jacques Lauriault. “Normally, if we rely on the basic principle of a release condition, it’s supposed to be to prevent someone from committing the same act in the same context when we know very…

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Loto-Québec is looking for two millionaires who do not know each other

Loto-Québec released Tuesday morning the list of several prizes not claimed by the winners, to help find them. Of those, two millionaires who do not know each other, a $ 500,000 winner, a $ 250,000 winner, as well as several amounts over $ 100,000 that have not yet been awarded. The Crown corporation strongly encourages those who have purchased a lottery ticket in recent months to have them validated. Winners in the lottery draws have 12 months to claim their prize, after this time it is too late. In addition, amounts…

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The five bronzes stolen in Inverness in February have been replaced

The five bronze works stolen last February in Inverness in Center-du-Québec have been replaced and four more have been added. The municipality now has about twenty bronze sculptures in its open-air art gallery, considered a jewel. Inverness has two foundries on its territory. Local artists and founders volunteered to do the work. In February, the thieves seized the bronzes after having separated them from their base with the aid of pliers.

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