New York Daily News: Vaccine appointments multiply after Quebec requires shots for weed, alcohol stores

New York Daily News: Vaccine appointments multiply after Quebec requires shots for weed, alcohol stores. “They’re going shots for shots. First-dose vaccine appointments quadrupled in Quebec after the Canadian province required vaccine passports to buy alcohol and marijuana. Quebec announced the new rules Thursday, when there were an average of 1,500 first dose appointments, the Montreal Gazette reported.”

Montreal Gazette: Dad sets up website to track number of COVID cases in Quebec schools

Montreal Gazette: Dad sets up website to track number of COVID cases in Quebec schools. “Olivier Drouin, like so many other Quebec parents, is worried about his kids going back to school in these COVID times. Unlike most, though, Drouin is doing something about it. The Nuns’ Island father of two girls, 13 and 15, has created a website… that compiles data tracking the number of COVID-19 cases in schools to help parents make informed decisions.”

Global News: Personal information of nearly 360,000 Quebec teachers exposed in data breach

Global News: Personal information of nearly 360,000 Quebec teachers exposed in data breach. “The personal information of nearly 360,000 teachers in Quebec may have been stolen in a data theft, the Quebec government confirmed on Friday. Quebec’s Treasury Board took stock in the wake of the ongoing investigation by the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) into identity theft of people working or having worked as teachers.”

Montreal Gazette: Quebec government in court battle over distribution of public data

Montreal Gazette: Quebec government in court battle over distribution of public data. “A website owned by a U.K.-based company is fighting the Quebec government in court for prohibiting it from collecting public information on firms in the province and then making it available to help thwart fraud and other crime. OpenCorporates.com claims to have public information on 125 million companies in 120 jurisdictions. It is petitioning Quebec Superior Court to declare it can legally collect, publish and distribute the public data found in the province’s business registry.”

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec Adds A Bunch of New Records to WorldCat

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) has added a lot of records to WorldCat. “Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) has contributed 2.4 million records to WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive network of data about library collections. The contribution, which includes 800,000 new records, will make BAnQ’s valuable collections more visible and accessible to researchers around the world.”

Eastern Townships (Quebec, Canada) Creating Historical Information Archive

The Eastern Townships of Quebec in Canada are creating an online archive of historical materials. “Archivists in the Eastern Townships are in a race against the clock. Their goal? To get hundreds of years of historical documents uploaded in time for the launch of a new online database this spring. The Eastern Townships Archive Portal will allow users to search people and places, and browse through the materials that come up.”