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“Navigable waters” is an awkward mouthful. Not a very sexy topic to the average layperson. But for some landowners and paddlers, them’s fighting words. Why? Because if a waterway is considered navigable, that comes with...
Ah, political scandals! Some splash up noisily, like Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Others slosh and churn, and slosh and churn…like (suspended) Canadian Senator Mike Duffy. Most likely you’ve heard about the Ford hullabaloo, in which the...
I’m not sure how often big structures get blown up in this region, or if that’s the sort of thing you’ll go out of your way to watch. But if explosive change strikes you as a marvel of ingenuity, than Ottawa’s Central...
Weather permitting, Tuesday afternoon will be when “just folks” can take a last, up-close look at the old North Channel portion of the Seaway International Bridge in Cornwall, Ontario. (A new, low-level bridge was opened to traffic last...
NCPR blogs have discussed Rick Mercer and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield before. Mercer is the long-time host of CBC’s Rick Mercer Report, a reliably funny exploration of life and politics across Canada. Hadfield became an...


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Jul 12, 2014 — Hynde recruited a Swedish indie rocker, an American tennis star and a Canadian guitar hero to help make her new LP, Stockholm.
Jul 7, 2014 — As a Canadian bride and groom posed for a close-up — down the road from their ceremony — a funnel cloud appeared behind them.
Jul 6, 2014 — Thousands of locals gathered early Sunday morning in Lac-Megantic to mark one year since a deadly train explosion in the small Eastern Canadian city killed 47 people.

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Julia Mackey as Jake  Photo: Tim Matheson
Julia Mackey as Jake Photo: Tim Matheson

Theatre Review: "Jake's Gift" at the Thousand Islands Playhouse

For more than 6 years, actor/playwright Julia Mackey has been traveling across Canada to perform "Jake's Gift." Most recently the show was translated and Julia learned French to perform "Jake's Gift" in Normandy at the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.  Go to full article
A painting in Lac-Megantic's St. Agnes Church by Louise Latulipe commemorates the oil train fire storm and the 47 people lost in the disaster.  Photo:  Brian Mann

Quebec town struggles one year after oil train fire storm

This weekend the small town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec is preparing to mark the one year anniversary since that deadly train derailment, when a U.S. tanker train exploded killing 47 people.

Brian Mann has been covering this story since last July when the disaster first occurred and he's back in Quebec today. He spoke with Martha Foley.  Go to full article
The border crossing at Champlain, NY. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/mpd01605/3939455673/">Bobby Hidy</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

US officials: be ready for busy border crossings

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Customs officials are advising holiday travelers to prepare for busy border crossings this holiday week.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency suggests that travelers prepare for inspection before arriving at the customs booth by having documents ready, rolling down windows and ending cell phone calls.  Go to full article
Alison MacDonald as Amalia. Photo: Jay Kopinski

Theatre Review: "She Loves Me" at the 1000 Islands Playhouse

This too often neglected romantic musical comedy sparkles at the 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque. It runs through July 29.  Go to full article
Susan Chan explains the specialized pollination performed by squash bees. Photo: Lucy Martin

What farmers and landowners can to to sustain bees

For years we've been hearing different reporting on a basic theme: A third of our food supply depends on bees and pollinating insects are in a serious state of decline. Most...  Go to full article
Enjoying a concert at the Ottawa Jazz Festival in 2010. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/bryanh/4775393235/">Byan Hughes</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Ottawa Jazz Fest: NCPR will have boots on the ground

The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival runs June 20 through July 1 in downtown Ottawa. Joel Hurd, host of The Bridge, will be posting photos and updates on NCPR's facebook page...  Go to full article
Emergency service crews at work in the blast and fire zone of Lac-Megantic. Photo: Surete du Quebec

U.S.-Canada mayors call for safer rail oil shipping

Mayors of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River cities are calling for improved safety of oil transportation across through the region.

The mayors of both Canadian...  Go to full article
Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/premierphotos/8696092534/">Premier of Ontario Photography</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Ontario Liberals win majority, Tory leader will step down

The Ontario Liberals won a majority and the Progressive Conservatives lost a leader in yesterday's election.

Kathleen Wynne and her Liberals picked up an extra 11...  Go to full article
Outside an Ontario polling place in 2011. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/60990146@N02/6218761143/">knehcsg</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Ontario candidates campaign through final day before election

It's the last day of campaigning ahead of tomorrow's provincial election. Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne is spending the day in Toronto, where her bus will make six stops....  Go to full article
Samantha Madeley, Paul Rainville, Sarah McVie, Eric Coates  Photo: GCTC Andrew Alexander

Theatre Review: "The Burden of Self Awareness" at the Great Canadian Theatre Company

George F. Walker, Canada's multiple award-winning master of dark comedy, has written a new play. It's "The Burden of Self Awareness," currently running at GCTC in Ottawa...  Go to full article

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