Will Detroit ever come back to its former glory? That's the question that haunts a Michigan reporter after a visit to the small Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic, which was devastated by an oil train derailment last summer. On a small scale, the town's empty blocks and uncertain hopes seemed all too familiar.
Anchor Lisa Mullins plays a song from the new album by Louisiana-Acadian musician Zachary Richard. The song is a duet with Celine Dion. The two met in Quebec City last summer at the city's 400th anniversary celebration.
Hairdressers in the Outaouais region of western Quebec are fighting against regulations that limit their working hours. The rules date back to the 1930s. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with hair salon owner Dominique Brisebois about the blow out.
For separatists in Quebec, a couple of failed tries at an independence referendum have led to what some there call "neverendum." The Scottish independence movement learned a few key lessons from Canada's experience. And now Quebec separatists might learn from Scotland if the "Yes" campaign wins on Thursday.
Canada is emerging as the largest supplier of energy to the United States. It's electricity, natural gas and oil are all being shipped to America, but environmentalists there and here say it's coming with a hefty price tag.
This waterway also links the Baffin Sea and the Labrador Sea. These waters are downright chilly and mostly covered with sea ice from December on to June. Northern mariners have long known about the fierce tides here.