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NCPR has made a point of highlighting Olympic athletes from this listening area, with lots of extra reporting/photography from Brian Mann, Chris Knight and Nancie Battaglia. It’s a nice touch. Unfortunately, I’ve been a bit lax about...
Sometimes it takes fresh eyes to appreciate things one might take for granted. Take “Blues in the Schools“, in which real blues musicians drench kids in that genre and its thematic principles. A program in Ottawa has been doing that with...
Well, it’s Valentine’s Day, depending on how you feel about so-called Hallmark holidays, or where you live. As reported by CNN: Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry has designated northern Georgia a “NO VALENTINES DAY...
We had a blast last Saturday in Ottawa…. All 55 of us, plus our NCPR Ottawa correspondent Lucy Martin. The fun started the moment we got off the bus at Byward Market. If you’ve been there before, you’ll recognize the totem pole...
This has been another day to avoid driving or proceed with extra care, thanks to recent snow and gusty winds. It’s actually quite beautiful as I write this – blue skies and lots of fluffy snow. But then the wind kicks up – and...
News stories tagged with "ottawa"
Sep 29, 2003 — Since the 2001 terrorist attacks, Canadian visitors to the the U.S. have faced tougher scrutiny at the border. This is especially true for Canadians of Arab descent. Many have been fingerprinted and photographed. Some have been deported back to the country of their birth rather than their current home. Karen Kelly reports on one recent incident that has renewed concerns within the Canadian Arab community. Go to full article
Aug 27, 2003 — After the recent power outage, some residents in Ontario, Canada were asked to cut their use of electricity in half. Some hoped the experience would convince people to change their behavior permanently. But as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports, environmentalists are arguing for a more permanent approach to energy efficiency. Go to full article
Aug 18, 2003 — It'll be anything but business as usual as Ontario struggles to return to work following last week's massive blackout. Millions of Ontarians had an unexpected day off Friday, and many will be off again today as stores, businesses and industry try to operate on half power. Martha Foley talks with Ottawa correspondent Karen Kelly. Go to full article
Aug 04, 2003 — Green building experts have known how to make buildings more energy efficient for a long time, but the building industry is slow to change - especially in retail. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports on one company that's challenging the status quo:. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Jun 24, 2003 — Martha Foley talks with historian Neil Forkey about his environmental history of the settlement of Upper Canada. Forkey is a visiting professor in St. Lawrence University's Canadian Studies program. His book is called Shaping the Upper Canadian Frontier: Environment, Society, and Culture in the Trent Valley. Go to full article
Jun 18, 2003 — When it comes to bicycles, many of us are weekend warriors. The thought of riding a bike to work is intimidating, especially given the chance it might break down. Now, some cycling advocates are helping ordinary people become amateur bike mechanics. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly visited a community-run repair shop and has this report. Go to full article
Jun 16, 2003 — Every summer, thousands of people wander through swamps and ditches in search of frogs. They're frogwatchers, volunteers across North America, who help scientists track the health and movement of amphibians. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly caught up with one group near Ottawa and found they're no longer just watching frogs, but rescuing them. Go to full article
by Connie Meng
Apr 03, 2003 — The World Premiere of Last Romantics opened Tuesday in the Studio at the National Arts Centre and runs through April 12. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended the opening and has this review. Go to full article
Apr 02, 2003 — While the majority of Canadians supported their prime minister's decision to stay out of Iraq, many are also expressing concerns about the ramifications. Business leaders, in particular, worry that the Bush administration will vent its displeasure in the marketplace. They fear contracts may be cancelled and shipments held up at the border. Most people agree relations between the two governments are the worst they've been in recent history. But as Karen Kelly reports, there are different theories on how Canada should respond. Go to full article
Mar 24, 2003 — About 200,000 people marched in Montreal and thousands more in Toronto over the weekend. In Ottawa, an estimated 5,000 protesters demonstrated in front of the U.S. embassy. Karen Kelly attended the protest and has this report. Go to full article