Magnitude 4.8 quake detected off coast of Vancouver Island
The tremor follows on from a series of small quakes detected back in December.A small earthquake has been detected off the B.C. coast, the latest in a succession of quakes that have struck more or less the same area.
An early morning earthquake hit southwestern Quebec on Monday, jolting some people out of bed, with rumbles felt in parts of eastern Ontario as well.
According to, the magnitude 4.0 earthquake was recorded at 5:38 a.m. on Monday, about 29 km southeast of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, near the U.S. border. The earthquake was given a preliminary rating of magnitude 4.2, then downgraded to 3.7 and once again altered to 4.0 once the data was examined more closely.
Ontario elementary teachers announce latest round of strikes for Thursday
TORONTO — The union representing Ontario's elementary school teachers has announced its latest round of rotating strikes at four more school boards will take place on Thursday. The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario said the one-day strike on Thursday will take place at the Avon-Maitland, Halton, Niagara and Lakehead school boards. The latest round of job action comes after the ETFO announced one-day strikes at several school boards fromThe Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario said the one-day strike on Thursday will take place at the Avon-Maitland, Halton, Niagara and Lakehead school boards.
The quake was "strongly felt" in Saint Bruno, Vaudreuil, Montreal, but with no reports of damage and none to be expected, Earthquakes Canada said.
Shaking from the quake was also felt in parts of eastern Ontario, including Cornwall, New York state and Vermont.
My mom said, "It felt and sounded as if ice was falling off the roof, but it was coming from beneath us. Everything shook beneath us." The 3.4-magnitude #earthquake was south of Montreal in Ormstown, Quebec, Canada at 5:37 AM. https://t.co/lYI31RMypy
@finnertymike @cbcdaybreak I was awake in bed, trying to motivate myself to get up. It felt like a snow plow ran into my house. It got me up!
The area where the earthquake occurred is part of the Western Quebec Seismic Zone.
Elementary teachers in Ontario plan rotating strikes amid contract talks .
TORONTO — Elementary teachers in Ontario are planning rotating strikes starting Jan. 20 unless there is significant progress in contract talks. The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario said Thursday that "if the government refuses to address critical issues" by Jan. 17, its members will start a full withdrawal of services on a rotating basis the following Monday.Union president Sam Hammond said in six months of contract talks, government negotiators have only discussed cuts to education."This government's approach to education sector contract talks is a sham," he said in a statement.