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April 9, 2013 |
BEIJING -- As he brings his message of carbon reduction to top officials in China, Gov. Jerry Brown moved another step closer to broadening California's carbon-trading market Tuesday. Before crossing the Pacific, the governor sent a letter to the state Air Resources Board enabling it to move ahead with plans to link California's carbon-trading market with one in the Canadian province of Quebec. Carbon markets aim to reduce overall pollution by creating a system that limits the total amount of carbon emissions allowed but enables big polluters to buy the right to pollute more.
March 27, 2013 |
Beginning in July, travelers on VIA Rail , the national passenger railroad of Canada , will be able to enjoy streaming video free of charge. The service will be available in the corridor between Windsor, Ontario, and Quebec City. That includes the popular line linking the country's two largest cities, Toronto and Montreal. The streaming video - accessible on smartphones, tablets, and laptops - will be provided in partnership with the National Film Board and the CBC, Canada's public broadcaster.
December 13, 2012 |
A ski vacation deep in the heart of Francophone Quebec is an adventure in its own right. But at Le Massif de Charlevoix , a year-round resort about 90 miles northeast of Quebec City, getting to the slopes by rail adds to the experience. Not content to open a resort amid spectacular scenery overlooking the broad and beautiful St. Lawrence Seaway, the owners created their own railway to ferry passengers between Quebec City, the provincial capital, and the 350-year-old village of Baie-Saint-Paul.
November 7, 2012 |
Ice hotels are quirky subfreezing structures. They feature elaborate ice sculptures, ice beds and usually an ice bar. The first one was built in 1991, about 125 miles north of the Arctic Circle in a village in Sweden's Lapland, and it has been re-created every year since. But you don't have to go that far for a little cold comfort. The Ice Hotel , or Hotel de Glace, in Canada's Quebec City, about 10 minutes from downtown, has 32 rooms and suites (some with fireplaces, which seems like cheating)
September 12, 2012 |
The NHL and the players' union shifted slightly in proposals they exchanged Wednesday, but they remain firmly at odds over the percentage of revenue players would share in a new labor deal. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the league's latest proposal would be off the table if there's no deal before the current collective bargaining agreement expires at 8:59 p.m. Pacific time Saturday. "With every day we're experiencing and will continue to experience damage to the game and to the business of the game, and what we're trying to do now is stem that damage," Bettman told reporters in New York.
September 6, 2012 |
TORONTO - The suspect in a fatal shooting at a Montreal political rally for a Quebec separatist party probably acted alone, police said Wednesday. One person was killed and another hospitalized in critical condition after the late-night attack, which occurred as Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois was giving her victory speech after her party won Tuesday's provincial elections. Police said suspect Richard Henry Bain, 62, was detained outside the hall, where he shouted in French as he was being taken away: "The English are waking up!"