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Quebec is challenged by spread of viruses, thousands of students miss classes

Quebec/IBNS: There has reportedly been a jump in absences of Canada's Quebec students in recent weeks with approximately 4,000 of them missing classes during the week of Oct 12 due to illness.

Canada: Quebec sees spike in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations

Montreal/IBNS: The province of Quebec witnessed an increase in infections related to COVID-19, with reportedly 1,226 hospitalizations in the last 24 hours and five more deaths.

Quebec’s new language law could hurt tech companies' recruitment, damage economy: Report

Quebec/IBNS: Quebec’s Premier François Legault has been warned by the leaders of dozens of Quebec-based technology companies that the province’s new language law, known as Bill 96 could cause enormous damage to the province’s economy due to the problems in recruiting talented people.

Canada: Quebec's spring budget to offset inflation impact, offers one-time payment of $500 to adults

Quebec/IBNS: With a motive to help offset the impact of inflation, Quebec’s spring budget is including a one-time payment of $500 to every adult earning $100,000 or less with the cash scheduled to arrive a few months ahead of the provincial election.

Ontario's plans to lift COVID-19 restrictions not being followed by Quebec, Alberta

Ottawa/IBNS: Ontario's plan to ease restrictions starting from Jan 31 will not be followed by Quebec and Alberta.

Canada: Quebec’s anti-corruption squad probes large number of fake vaccine passports

Quebec/IBNS: Various fraudulent schemes to make and distribute fake vaccine passports in the province of Quebec are being investigated by the province's anti-corruption squad with a warning that people involved could face serious criminal charges.

Canada: Most schools in Ontario and Quebec to be closed today due to severe snowstorm

Ottawa/IBNS: Most of the schools in the provinces of Canada's Ontario and Quebec have either been closed or been moved to online learning Monday due to a severe snowstorm.

Ontario not to follow Quebec's proposal of taxing the unvaccinated: Premier Doug Ford

Toronto/IBNS:  Ontario Premier Doug Ford while touring a vaccination site at the Toronto Zoo has said that Ontario would not follow Quebec's policy of taxing unvaccinated people.

Canada: Unvaccinated Quebecers without medical exemptions to pay health tax, says Quebec Premier

Quebec/IBNS:  Health tax will be imposed on Quebecers who refuse to get their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks, Premier François Legault has announced at a news conference.

Canada: Quebec's imposition of curfew to protect healthcare system faces criticism

Montreal/IBNS: Quebec Premier François Legault alongside Health Minister Christian Dubé and public health director Horacio Arruda have announced  in a news conference to impose a night curfew between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. effective Dec 31 amid rising COVID-19 cases.

Canada: Quebec changes its vaccination campaign

Quebec/IBNS: Canada's Quebec will make changes to its vaccination plan, the province's health minister Christian Dubé has announced.

Candian physician calls for travel ban following surge in Covid-19 cases

British Columbia/IBNS: After seeing a surge in the number of Covid patients from Ontario and Quebec after the holidays, Dr. Annie Gareau,  an emergency physician at Whistler Health Care Centre told Radio-Canada about her concern and called on the B.C. government to contain travel from other provinces.

Quebec to be under curfew for 4 weeks to curb COVID-19 case count

Quebec/IBNS: In an attempt to lower its alarming increase of COVID-19 case count,  Quebec would be placed under curfew, the first of its kind in Canada since the declaration of the coronavirus pandemic, for four weeks effective tomorrow from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. during which time residents in much of Quebec will be prohibited from going outside at night, Quebec health officials said.

Canada: Quebec stabbing incident leaves two killed 

Quebec: At least two people were killed and five others were hurt in a stabbing incident in Canadian city of Quebec on Sunday, media reports said.

Suspect in Quebec attack hospitalized after being detained by Police : Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: The suspect in attacks on people in Canada's city of Quebec has been hospitalized after being detained by the police, the Radio Canada broadcaster has reported.