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Guinness Book's ‘master of monster vegetables’ grows world’s heaviest turnip(Twitter/GWR)

Guinness Book's ‘master of monster vegetables’ grows world’s heaviest turnip

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 11:27 AM IST
  • Guinness World Records highlights Canada man as ‘the master of monster vegetables’ for working in his garden in the past year to grow ‘three colossal, record-breaking turnips - all of which have broken the record for the world’s heaviest turnip’
The Magpie River in northern Quebec, which runs nearly 300 km (186 miles), was granted the rights this week by the local indigenous council. (representational image)(Pixabay)
The Magpie River in northern Quebec, which runs nearly 300 km (186 miles), was granted the rights this week by the local indigenous council. (representational image)(Pixabay)

In a first, a Canadian river wins legal rights to safeguard the environment

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 12:46 AM IST
The river already powers a hydroelectric dam, and provincial energy corporation Hydro-Québec has previously explored plans for more development, leading local environmental groups to seek more concrete protections.
A handout picture released by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) of Quebec on December 14, 2020 shows Saint-Antoine long-term care home resident Gisele Levesque (left) getting ready to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in Quebec City, Canada.(AFP)
A handout picture released by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) of Quebec on December 14, 2020 shows Saint-Antoine long-term care home resident Gisele Levesque (left) getting ready to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in Quebec City, Canada.(AFP)

Optimism in Canada as 89-year-old Quebecer is first to get vaccinated for Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 11:40 AM IST
The beginning of the historic vaccination programme was greeted by Anita Anand, Canada’s minister of public services and procurement, who tweeted, “Today, Canada is receiving 30K doses of the authorised Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine”
A person is treated by an ambulance crew in an area where multiple people were stabbed near the Parliament Hill area of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada on October 31.(Reuters)
A person is treated by an ambulance crew in an area where multiple people were stabbed near the Parliament Hill area of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada on October 31.(Reuters)

No terror angle in Halloween night stabbing attack in Canada: Police

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 09:36 PM IST
The suspect, a 24-year-old man, is in custody but has not been identified. Reports said he was dressed in medieval costume and armed with a “bladed weapon.”
The rampage occurred near the Chateau Frontenac, on rue des Ramparts in the city.(File picture)
The rampage occurred near the Chateau Frontenac, on rue des Ramparts in the city.(File picture)

Two killed, five injured in Canada stabbing spree

Anirudh Bhattacharyya, Hindustan Times, Toronto | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 01:02 PM IST
There’s no word as yet on a possible motive for the attacks.
Gatherings will be restricted to five people outside a household, down from 10. The restrictions will take effect on Monday in the city of nearly 800,000 residents.(cityofwinnipeg/Facebook)
Gatherings will be restricted to five people outside a household, down from 10. The restrictions will take effect on Monday in the city of nearly 800,000 residents.(cityofwinnipeg/Facebook)

Canada’s Winnipeg closes bars, casinos as coronavirus cases surge

Ottawa | By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2020 11:01 AM IST
Manitoba, with a population of 1.4 million, had seen among the fewest infections among provinces, but that changed in autumn.
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with local business owners at a bistro in his Papineau riding in Montreal, Quebec, Canada August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi(REUTERS)
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with local business owners at a bistro in his Papineau riding in Montreal, Quebec, Canada August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi(REUTERS)

I was disappointed, says Justin Trudeau on toppling of statue of Canada’s first prime minister

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 09:51 PM IST
Francois Legault, Premier of Quebec province said Sir John A MacDonald’s statue will be restored to its place in the park square.
Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet is seen during a news conference on Tuesday.(AP Photo)
Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet is seen during a news conference on Tuesday.(AP Photo)

Canadian leader denies sexual misconduct allegations dating back to 1999

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Aniridh Bhattacharya | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 09:17 AM IST
These allegations come even as there has been a spate of allegations against celebrities in Quebec in recent weeks, many of whom are connected to the music industry as Yves-Francois Blanchet once was.
A woman prays as she leaves flowers outside Residence Herron, a senior's long-term care facility, following a number of deaths since the coronavirus disease outbreak, in the suburb of Dorval in Montreal Quebec, Canada on April 13.(Reuters Photo)
A woman prays as she leaves flowers outside Residence Herron, a senior's long-term care facility, following a number of deaths since the coronavirus disease outbreak, in the suburb of Dorval in Montreal Quebec, Canada on April 13.(Reuters Photo)

Covid-19 pandemic surpasses worst-case scenario in Canada

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2020 07:40 AM IST
Depending on different scenarios, the number of Covid-19 related deaths in Canada could range between 11,000 and 22,000, while the number of cases could touch 1.9 million, according to the models presented.
(Twitter/@UofGuelphOAC)
(Twitter/@UofGuelphOAC)

Couple clueless after finding live frog in bell pepper

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 11:54 AM IST
The couple reported the green tree frog which they found mysteriously in the pepper, to the Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ).
HT Image
HT Image

Canada’s Quebec launching ‘values test’ for migrants

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Toronto
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 11:22 PM IST
A legal notice filed in Quebec on behalf of two children who became devoted to the game likens it to cocaine, saying it triggers the release of “reward” neurotransmitter dopamine.(Unsplash)
A legal notice filed in Quebec on behalf of two children who became devoted to the game likens it to cocaine, saying it triggers the release of “reward” neurotransmitter dopamine.(Unsplash)

Smash hit video game Fortnite designed to be as addictive as cocaine

Montreal | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 10:56 AM IST
A legal notice filed in Quebec on behalf of two children who became devoted to the game likens it to cocaine, saying it triggers the release of “reward” neurotransmitter dopamine.
A woman boarded an Air Canada flight earlier this month, fell asleep after takeoff and woke up alone in a dark, parked plane.(Reuters File Photo)
A woman boarded an Air Canada flight earlier this month, fell asleep after takeoff and woke up alone in a dark, parked plane.(Reuters File Photo)

‘I think I’m having a bad dream’: Air Canada passenger falls asleep on plane, wakes up alone

Montreal | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 11:19 AM IST
She woke up in “pitch black,” with the plane having landed and apparently been towed away from the airport, after passengers and crew had disembarked.
What’s more interesting than the video of the “breathing” forest is the way Twitter is reacting to it.(Representational Image)
What’s more interesting than the video of the “breathing” forest is the way Twitter is reacting to it.(Representational Image)

This video of a forest “breathing” has Twitter freaking out

PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2018 01:34 PM IST
A clip of the “breathing” forest has collected over three million views
CM Devendra Fadnavis during an interview with Perrin Beatty, president and CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce at the Conference of Montreal in Canada.(CMO)
CM Devendra Fadnavis during an interview with Perrin Beatty, president and CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce at the Conference of Montreal in Canada.(CMO)

Maharashtra signs MoUs with Canadian firms to use artificial intelligence in agriculture

Hindustan Times | By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2018 01:33 PM IST
State looks to use artificial intelligence in agriculture technology, soil management and pest control; CM says it will create more jobs
President Donald Trump listens during the Gender Equality Advisory Council breakfast during the G-7 summit, Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Charlevoix, Canada.(AP Photo)
President Donald Trump listens during the Gender Equality Advisory Council breakfast during the G-7 summit, Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Charlevoix, Canada.(AP Photo)

Trump to leave G7 early, missing environmental talks

Reuters, Quebec | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2018 06:54 PM IST
The six-plus-one tone of the gathering in Quebec means the leaders from Canada, Britain, the United States, France, Germany Italy and Japan are unlikely to issue a joint statement, too sharply divided on trade or the environment to reach consensus.
File photo of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
File photo of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

New survey says 75% of Canadians do not know who Narendra Modi is

Toronto, Hindustan Times | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2018 07:26 AM IST
Of the small number that recognised Modi, the three attributes they most associated him with were influential, strategic and strong.
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting in Trudeau's office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.(REUTERS)
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting in Trudeau's office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.(REUTERS)

Canada PM calls Trump’s security reasoning for tariffs ‘laughable’

By AFP
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2018 09:12 PM IST
Last week, the Trump administration unveiled punishing tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum from the EU, Canada and Japan, among others.
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