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Did you ever imagine polygamy would become so…topical? Confession time: I have never seen any of the TV shows that have sprung up on this topic. The few books I have read on the subject left me with a decidedly dim view of polygamy. While I...
Last week’s post on a free cookbook for low-cost meals included a manifesto-like quote from an important food thinker, Michael Pollan: “Cooking is probably the most important thing you can do to improve your diet. What matters most is...
For 9 years running, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has spent part of his summers touring Canada’s Arctic regions, including this year’s Operation Nanook 14. He goes to wave the flag and bolster territorial claims in the area. He...
The big news in the fast food business today is Burger King’s purchase of Tim Hortons for $11.4 billion. As summarized by the BBC: The deal would create the world’s third-largest fast-food chain, with 18,000 restaurants in 100...
A book club I attend spent a whole year on the theme of rivers. Believe it or not, one of the titles we grown-ups dove into was a children’s book from 1941 called “Paddle-to-the-Sea“, by Holling Clancy Holling. In it, an young...


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Aug 28, 2014 — The Canadian synth pop group offers an intimate live performance of its song "A Real Hero," popularized in the 2011 film Drive.
Aug 27, 2014 — Burger King announced it is buying the Canadian doughnut-and-coffee chain for about $11 billion. Some Canadians aren't thrilled that their Timmy's is being taken over by the American burger company.
Aug 27, 2014 — The takeover of Canada's Tim Hortons by Burger King is causing quite the stir in the great white north. Melissa Block talks with Ian Hardy, editor-in-chief of Inside Timmies, a fan site devoted to Tim Hortons, about the Canadian existential crisis over one of the country's cultural icons being taken over by an American corporation.

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Pakistanis Seek Refuge in Canada

More and more Pakistanis are trying to find refuge from new U.S. immigrant registration rules in Canada. A bottleneck at the border north of Plattsburgh is splitting families and sending people to shelters in northern New York and beyond. Martha Foley talks with Brian Mann from the Champlain border crossing.  Go to full article

Border Crisis: Pakistani Refugees Arrested, Families Divided

Pakistanis are continuing to flee the U.S., crossing the border north of Plattsburgh. Frightened by a new policy that requires Pakistani men to register with the U.S. government, the families are seeking asylum in Canada. Overwhelmed by hundreds of refugees, the Canadian government has begun sending people back. As Brian Mann reports, dozens of Pakistani men have been detained on immigration charges, leaving their wives and children in limbo.  Go to full article

Budget Plan Would Boost Public Safety Spending

Governor Pataki's budget would boost public safety spending by roughly seven percent. Pataki says a big chunk of that money should go to strengthen security along the Canadian border.  Go to full article

Drivers Turn to Car Sharing

Cars are among the largest polluters in the world. They contribute to the smog that hangs over many large cities and they're a major culprit in the creation of greenhouse...  Go to full article

Why Aren't Americans Taking Advantage of Strong U.S. Dollar in Canada?

The recent bankruptcy of the Ottawa Senators has once again drawn attention to the weak Canadian dollar. Teams say it's tough for them to pay the players' American salaries...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Winter's Tale at Ottawa's NAC

Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale opened January 16 on the Main Stage at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and runs through February 1. Resident theatre critic Connie...  Go to full article

Pakistani Refugees Leave U.S. By Way of Plattsburgh

Hundreds of Pakistani refugees are traveling through the North Country, on their way to the Canadian border. Some have lived in the US for years. But now the Bush...  Go to full article
Peace activists in Ottawa make armbands for Saturday's march

Regional Ties to Saturday's Peace Marches

Thousands of people will march tomorrow in Washington, San Francisco, Ottawa, and dozens of places around the world in opposition to a war with Iraq. David Sommerstein...  Go to full article

Canadian Study: Snowmobiles Cause High Number of Severe Injuries

A major new study released yesterday in Canada has found that snowmobile riding is top cause of severe winter sport injuries. The report - published by a non-profit group...  Go to full article

Drug Bust on the St. Lawrence Seaway

A Canadian man faces federal drug charges after he was caught allegedly trying to bring drugs into the US in a boat on the St. Lawrence Seaway. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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