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Ashcroft Pushes for US-Canada Border Upgrade

Attorney General John Ashcroft has vowed to push for the funding needed to boost security along the U.S.-Canada border. Ashcroft said he would urge the Bush administration to find money to make the border both more secure and more efficient for trade.  Go to full article

Pressure-Treated Wood Contains High Levels of Arsenic

A just-released study by two environmental groups has found high levels of arsenic on the surface of pressure-treated wood products. The Environmental Working Group and the Healthy Building Network tested pressure-treated wood purchased from home improvement stores in 13 cities. Those chemicals are now being re-evaluated by both the Canadian and American governments. But as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports, the two governments are approaching the issue differently.  Go to full article

Anti-Globalization Movement Changes After September 11

Since September 11, expressing dissent toward the policies of the U.S. government and its allies has been a tricky business. Some people have called criticism of government policies anti-patriotic.

Last weekend's demonstrations in Ottawa against the meetings of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the G20 finance ministers were the first anti-globalization protests since the terror attacks. Earlier this year, protests against free trade meetings in Quebec City turned violent, as thousands of police faced thousands of protesters.

David Sommerstein was on the streets of Ottawa to ask demonstrators how the anti-globalization movement has changed since September 11. He sends this report.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Drawer Boy at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

The Drawer Boy, currently running at the National Arts Centre, is a "must see" production. Resident theatre critic was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article

Anti-Globalization Forces Protest at G20 Talks in Ottawa

Some two thousand anti-globalization activists took to the streets in Ottawa on Saturday. They were marching to oppose the policies of the World Bank, International Monetary...  Go to full article

Montreal Expos On Short List For Elimination

This week, big league baseball owners voted to cut two franchises. Five teams are on the list, including the Montreal Expos. For decades, north country fans have followed the...  Go to full article

Canada Takes on Telemarketing Scams

Martha Foley talks with Sylvain Leroux, a member of COLT, a Canadian Task Force on telemarketing fraud--it's a multi-million dollar criminal activity that authorities are...  Go to full article

Canada Will not Require Labeling for Genetically-Modified Foods

The Canadian Parliament has voted down a bill that would have required labeling for genetically modified foods. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports.  Go to full article

Commentary: A Cross-Border Hike

Deer season sends thousands of northern New Yorkers into the woods for family tradition, blood sport and fellowship. It also drives thousands out of the woods--including...  Go to full article

Nonmigrating Geese Get Bum's Rush in Rochester Suburb

The Northeast region is home to growing populations of resident Canada Geese. Instead of migrating, they stay near shopping centers and residential areas, where there's a...  Go to full article

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