Tag: Quebec

Quebec reports lowest COVID-19 daily death tally since early April

MONTREAL—Quebec marked a full week without breaking 300 new COVID-19 cases a day, while registering its lowest death total since early April with just eight new deaths. The province’s health authorities say 225 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the provincial tally to 52,849. The additional COVID-19 deaths bring the province’s…

Tributes pour in for award-winning Quebec actress Monique Mercure

Actress Monique Mercure, whose performances helped elevate Quebec cinema to the international silver screen, has died at 89. Simon Brault, director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts, said on social media that his friend of 30 years died Saturday night after a battle with throat cancer. A versatile actress, Mercure was known…

Quebec set to announce progressive return to class for students

MONTREAL—Quebec will present its plan to get kids back to school and daycare on Monday, outlining the first part of the province’s timeline for getting activities and businesses up and running again. Premier François Legault has said he expected outlying regions of the province less impacted by COVID-19 to be the first to resume activities…

Military asked to aid nursing homes in Quebec, Ontario; signs COVID-19 slowing

TORONTO – The Canadian military needs to help in understaffed nursing homes ravaged by COVID-19, the country’s two largest provinces said Wednesday, as signs of a slowing pandemic prompted talk of easing the economically crippling measures put in place to curb the spread. Both Quebec and Ontario called on the federal government to send in…