Quebec hog farmer reacts following China’s ban on Canadian meat | AFP

Serge Ménard, a Quebecois hog farmer, worries about his farm’s future following China’s ban on Canadian meat exports. Since May, the price for a hog has decreased by $30-$40 and Ménard says “it won’t be long before we no longer make any profit”.

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Get Outta Here Podcast: A Trip to Bicycle Heaven

Nearly a quarter century ago, the province of Quebec launched an ambitious effort to encourage bicycle touring. And from Montreal’s annual bike festival at the end of May to scenic country routes along the St. Lawrence River to the Blueberry Trail around Lac St. Jean, visitors — riders and non-riders alike — have responded.

AP correspondent Cal Woodward has been visiting Quebec by bicycle for the last seven years and bringing his friends. He guides us through the touring scene.

Plus: Actress and supermodel Olivia Culpo offers a peek at her favorite trip.

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Niqab & kippah no more: Quebec bill banning religious symbols for public workers sparks controversy

Authorities in the Canadian province of Quebec are preparing to ban government employees from wearing religious symbols such as the Islamic headscarf the hijab and the Jewish kippah.


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A Milkweed Makeover For the Sake of Butterflies

(31 Jul 2018) For generations, North American farmers have despised milkweed and done their best to rid their lands of it. Now some farmers in Quebec and Vermont are planting it. They’re looking to help the sinking population of monarch butterflies and to serve a new market for the milkweed fiber. (July 31)

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