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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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Telecommunications: CRTC launches investigation into misleading sales practices

OTTAWA | The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on Monday launched its investigation into “deceptive or aggressive” sales practices by telecommunications companies. Until August 30, the organization will collect testimonials from customers and employees (past and present) of telecommunications service providers across the country to understand the nature of the tactics used and their consequences. “In order to provide a meaningful report to the government, it is important for Canadians across the country to be heard,” said CRTC Chair Ian Scott. The latter appeals particularly to vulnerable clienteles, such as…

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Space tourism: the first scheduled flights may be in 2019

Washington | The two most advanced private companies in the space tourism market say they are only a few months away from their first flights into space with customers on board, although each remains cautious and refrains from advancing a specific date . Virgin Galactic, founded by British billionaire Richard Branson, and Blue Origin, by the more discreet billionaire Jeff Bezos, boss of Amazon, are racing to be the first to finish the tests. Both companies have radically different technologies. Few minutes of weightlessness For both, the passengers will not go into…

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Pointe-aux-Trembles: Still no trace of the sailor missing in the river

Research resumed Monday morning in the east of Montreal, to find the sailor missing since the previous day in the waters of the St. Lawrence River. Sunday afternoon, a little before 4 pm, a man who was alone on his boat was seen to dive a few times in the river, possibly for the purpose of cooling off. But during his last dive, he would never have come to the surface. Witnesses from the scene immediately contacted 911. Members of the City of Montreal Police Department, the Montreal Fire Department, the…

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