Fewer, smaller, more expensive: A look at Quebec's Christmas tree shortage

The root of the issue for Quebec retailers is the conglomeration of farms and a 10-year growing cycle.
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Toronto teen, 15, found with knives following altercation in Peterborough: police
Officers responded to reports of a physical altercation in the area of Brock and Aylmer streets.
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Indigenous non-profit group seeks ownership stake in Trans Mountain Pipeline
Nesika Services publicly launched Monday, calling itself a grassroots, community-led not-for-profit.
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Alberta health minister to announce EMS relief measures Monday
Health Minister Jason Copping will be joined by fellow MLAs and Alberta Health Services officials Monday afternoon to announce EMS supports in the province.
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Manitoba records 23 new deaths, record high COVID-19 hospitalizations
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B.C. Human Rights Tribunal dismisses complaint against Loblaws over masks
The shopper alleged he was stopped from entering a Loblaws store in early October 2020 and was yelled at "in front of crowds" to wear a mask. 
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Vancouver Canucks name first ever female assistant general manger
Émilie Castonguay was named in the role on Monday from Momentum Hockey where she became the first female NHLPA Certified Agent in Canada in 2016.
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What the Puck: Great to see new-look Canadiens take a stand on racism
The Habs' strong statement condemning discrimination after an ugly incident involving Jordan Subban is a step in the right direction.
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Kelowna Peak Pride kick off weekend beats the winter blues
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Local long-snapper Mike Benson re-signs for second season with Blue Bombers
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have extended a one-year contract with Mike Benson, who will return to the club as a long-snapper and reserve linebacker for a second season.
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Newcomer to Canada barely survives unprovoked stabbing in downtown Tim Hortons
The 25-year-old victim was waiting to order at the coffee shop inside Harbour Centre at about 6:20 a.m. Saturday when he was stabbed repeatedly
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Living the Dream – a return to the resort vacation
Sunwing vacations are worry-free with change policy
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Edmonton Elks announce Victor Cui as new president and CEO
The Edmonton Elks have announced Edmonton-born Victor Cui will be the new president and CEO Monday, just two months after the team fired its head coach and top bosses.
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More than 460 health staff isolating after testing COVID-19 positive in N.B.
New Brunswick reported three more COVID-19 deaths on Monday as the number of hospitalizations reaches 131.
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House fire in rural N.S. claims life of 67-year-old woman
The RCMP in Nova Scotia say the victim was found inside the home and "life saving efforts were attempted" on her, but she died at the scene.
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Retired Court of Queen’s Bench Justice to investigate Kaycee Madu call to Edmonton police chief
The investigation will determine whether Madu's phone call to McFee was an attempt to interfere with the administration of justice. 
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Opinion: A cry for unity as Muslim Awareness Week begins
"Diversity, in all the various ways we may perceive it, is a source of strength to be protected and celebrated."
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Why migrants risk everything to cross borders in unsafe conditions
Migration experts say the freezing deaths along the Manitoba border were predictable and preventable. Canada and other countries need to ask why migrants resort to human smugglers.
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Stowaway survives 11-hour flight in nose wheel of cargo plane
The young man survived the flight from Johannesburg, South Africa, to the Netherlands, despite extreme cold and lack of oxygen.
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COVID-19: 50% of Peterborough residents have booster shot; 412 active lab-confirmed cases
Nearly 50 per cent of eligible residents in the health unit's jurisdiction have received a third dose/booster of a COVID-19 vaccine.
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City of Winnipeg looking for feedback on new parking sign designs
The new designs are prompted by the city entering the second phase of the pilot project, after gathering and implementing feedback from phase one.
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Police seek possible victims connected with family of sexual-assault suspects
The husband, wife and daughter face charges connected with events involving a minor that are alleged to have occurred in the 1980s.
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Ontario Liberals look to veterans of McGuinty and Wynne campaigns to defeat Doug Ford
Steven Del Duca is putting the old band back together in hopes of striking a chord with Ontario voters on June 2.
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The Brier returning to London, Ont. in 2023: Curling Canada
The 2011 Tim Hortons Brier was the last time London, Ont., hosted the annual curling championship.
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Waterloo school board warns of bus cancellations due to COVID-19
The Waterloo Region District School Board is warning parents that there may be bus shortages over the next few weeks with potential staff shortages due to COVID-19.
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Suspect wanted for assault on Canada Line
Investigators would like to speak to the female victim of this incident or anyone who witnessed the situation.
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U.K. to drop COVID test requirement for fully vaccinated travellers Feb. 11
Currently, people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 arriving in Britain are required to take a lateral flow test within two days of arriving.
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COVID-19: 1 new death reported in Guelph, 31 patients in hospital with virus
Across Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, public health reports that there are 55 people in the hospital with COVID-19, including 14 in an intensive care unit. 
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Ontario provides $2.5M to Kawartha Ethanol in Havelock to expand production for hand sanitizer
The Havelock-based company says the latest investment will help expand capacity to produce 60 million litres of high-grade pure ethanol for sanitizer annually.
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Okanagan weather: More valley fog throughout the week
The holding pattern brought into the Okanagan weather forecast by an upper ridge of high pressure continues into the final week of January.
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Convoy of truck drivers protesting vaccine mandates continue trek to Ottawa as supporters praise ‘modern-day blue collar soldiers’
A GoFundMe raised more than $3.2 million to help the truckers with fuel, food and lodging.
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Fraud and breach of trust trial for former B.C. legislature clerk Craig James begins
James pleaded not guilty to five criminal charges in relation to an RCMP investigation into senior legislature staff spending public funds on personal expenses.
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U.K. to lift travel test requirements for the vaccinated
The British government announced Monday that it is scrapping coronavirus testing requirements for vaccinated people arriving in England, news hailed by the travel industry as a big step back to normality.
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