April 22, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - California's air quality officials soon may be adding a new phrase to their bureaucratic vocabulary: " le rechauffement climatique . " That's French for global warming. The California Air Resources Board on Friday linked its program for cutting greenhouse gas emissions and curbing climate change with one in the French-speaking, Canadian province of Quebec. The merger starts Jan. 1. On April 8, Gov. Jerry Brown certified the two cap-and-trade systems as compatible.
April 21, 2013 |
Paul Lagloire played high school hockey as a youngster in the Quebec town of Bromont, but he turned down an invitation to the training camp of the major junior team in Verdun because he thought he was too small to succeed, at 5 feet 10-1/2 and 130 pounds. His hockey career didn't take off until decades later, after he had moved to California and retired from his job as a chief accountant and office manager. “I was not doing any serious work. All my joints and legs and nerves were still in good shape because I was not doing heavy workloads,” said Lagloire, who lives in Glendale.
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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)