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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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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

Tribes Skeptical FBI Wanted Passed Through Akwesasne

A New York newspaper reported yesterday the five men of Middle Eastern origin being sought by the FBI may have slipped into the U.S. at the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation near Massena. As David Sommerstein reports, the claim is drawing criticism from tribal officials on both sides of the border.  Go to full article

Akwesasne: Two Countries, One Nation and the Border

As the federal government seeks to beef up border security since September 11th, it's begun working with tribal governments to make patrolling these areas more effective. The lands of the Akwesasne Mohawks near Massena are actually split in two by the U.S.-Canada border. As David Sommerstein reports, the area highlights both the challenges of border security on and near reservations and some new initiatives in border patrol.  Go to full article

Canada Protects Endangered Species

Canada has a new law to protect endangered species. It is designed to protect more than 400 species and their critical habitat. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium?s Dan...  Go to full article

NORAD Tracks Santa

David Sommerstein tells the story of the North American Aerospace Defense Command's tracking of Santa Claus. NORAD derives its history from a presidential meeting on the...  Go to full article

NAFTA & Environment: Mixed Results

In 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, established an agency to monitor the environmental effects of trade between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. In a new...  Go to full article

Hikers Found Safe On Algonquin

Three Canadian hikers were rescued Tuesday morning on Algonquin Peak, after spending a night on the mountain. Forest rangers found the men with the help of a state police...  Go to full article

Canada Wants Changes To Seaway Study?

David Sommerstein talks with John Birnbaum, executive director of the Georgian Bay Association in Ontario, who says he received assurances from Canada's Transport Minister...  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Poet Afua Cooper

Tonight's guest is Afro-Caribbean poet Afua Cooper, author of Utterances and Incantations: 12 Female Dub Poets From the Black Diaspora, and numerous other works of...  Go to full article

Environmental Cloak and Dagger

Keeping track of polluters in a country as large as Canada poses a serious challenge. Truckloads of hazardous waste cross the border with the U.S. every day. Logging...  Go to full article

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