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Bruce Heyman is now fully installed and beginning his official work as the newest U.S. ambassador to Canada. Speaking to the Globe and Mail, Heyman said the much-debated Keystone XL pipeline project is important, but there’s far more to the...
Broad results of Monday’s provincial election in Quebec are quite clear: the Liberal Party, lead by neurosurgeon Philippe Couillard, has won a solid majority government. The Parti Québécois, now reduced to the role of official...
On March 5th Quebec Premier Pauline Marois triggered an election that concludes Monday, April 7th. Of course speculation about results is just that until the polls close and all the votes are tallied. But most observers think Marois either...
The price of stamps here in Canada has gone up, as of March 31st. It’s a pretty hefty hike. A first-class stamp was $0.63. Now that’ll cost $0.85 – if purchased as a book or roll. The cost of just one first class stamp? $1.00. The...
Technology sure can be a double-edged sword. Besides examples of excess in surveillance – or equally sinister pursuits –  in other wonderful ways knowledge is being set free, for all to see and use. Take things like free e-books...


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Apr 17, 2014 — Also: Oklahoma's same sex marriage ban is back in court; a Canadian teen is arrested for theft and exploiting the Heartbleed computer flaw; and a New Jersey dog receives a jury summons.
Apr 5, 2014 — The image comes from Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who gained fans last year when he tweeted photos and messages about his stint on the International Space Station.
Apr 2, 2014 — Watch the Canadian artist perform a one-woman show on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. Lanza's electronic music combines airy vocals and finely crafted beats with a thick dance-floor sound.

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Canada's Plans To Battle Farm Pollution

Seven people died and more than two thousand were made ill when e-coli bacteria contaminated Walkerton, Ontario's water supply more than two years ago. The contamination came from cattle manure that had leeched into the ground. Now, the government of Ontario has come out with its plans in an attempt to prevent another tragedy like Walkerton. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Karpenchuk reports.  Go to full article

320 Million Dollar Contract Boosts Plattsburgh Factory

The Bombardier Corporation says it will build a new fleet of commuter cars for New York City's Metro-North commuter railroad. As Brian Mann reports, the 320 million dollar contract is a boost to the company's plant in Plattsburgh.  Go to full article

Cross Border Commerce Since 9/11

A year after last September's terror attacks, the world's longest undefended border has become a much tighter frontier. Bob Keyes of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Ottawa says ever since terrorists took down the World Trade Center, the 49th parallel has become more difficult to cross, especially for Canadian businesses trying to peddle goods in the U-S. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Algerian Refugees: Unwanted In Canada, Frightened Of Home

The government of Canada is preparing to deport more than a thousand Algerians, now living in the city of Montreal. The Algerians came to Canada over the last decade,...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Snoopy at St. Lawrence Stage in Brockville

A colorful production of Snoopy is the final offering of the season at St. Lawrence Stage Company in Brockville. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended the...  Go to full article

Power Plants Pressured to Obey Treaty

Canada's environment minister is threatening action if Ontario doesn't meet the air pollution standards set out in a treaty signed by Canada and the U-S. But as the Great...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Jasper Station

JASPER STATION, a new musical running through September 1, is packing the house at the 1000 Islands Playhouse. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at a recent matinee and...  Go to full article

Preview: Ottawa Int'l Chamber Music Festival

Todd Moe talks with Julian Armour, Artistic Director of the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, one of Canada's major cultural events. Crowds are lining up at...  Go to full article

Cubans Seek Political Asylum in Canada

Some of the 23 Cubans who stayed in Canada following World Youth Day have emerged from seclusion to apply for refugee status. The rest are expected to do the same this week...  Go to full article

A New Approach to Policing Protesters

The violence began in 1999, during protests at the World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle. Since then, police and anti-globalization protestors have clashed at events...  Go to full article

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