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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...
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...


Apr 17, 2014 — The 304,000 applications filed last week means they were close to the lowest level since May 2007. Analysts say the news is another sign that the economy continues to grow.
Apr 17, 2014 — A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.
Apr 17, 2014 — Analysis of innovation at private companies in the U.S. and across the world finds an inverse relationship correlation between disruptive innovation and the age of managers at those companies.

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Tighter Security Worries T.I. Business Owners

The Department of Homeland Security is weighing a proposal that would require everybody crossing the US - Canada border to have a passport. Critics include senators Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer, and congressman John McHugh. Many say the passport requirement would be bad for local businesses and discourage tourism. According to a survey by the Thousand Islands International Tourism Council, only half the business owners on the New York side of the Thousand Islands said existing border security measures had a negative effect on business this year. It showed business owners farther from the border, Watertown for example, were among the less concerned. Gary DeYoung is director of the council, based in Collins Landing. He said tbusiness owner who ARE concerned cited the passport plan and long lines at border crossings. Canadians were more worried, as a group. Sixty-two percent of business owners on the Canadian side of the Thousand Islands said border security was bad for business. DeYoung said he is not sure why.  Go to full article

Gifts for Gardeners, Pt. I

Tool madness hits the gardneing industry, offering gift-givers a host of choices. Horticulturist Amy Ivy helps sort through the array of tools and gadgets available this season.  Go to full article

Kinney Drugs Sues Developer Over Walgreens

A North Country-grown drug store chain is suing a long-time ally and developer. The lawsuit claims the man gave away Kinney's confidential information to Walgreens, the nation's biggest drug store chain. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Tupper Delays Resort Zoning Changes

Tupper Lake residents last night asked the town board not to rush into a series of zoning changes requested by developers of the Adirondack Club and Resort project. The...  Go to full article

Tupper Resort Hearing Goes Forward

In Tupper Lake tonight locals will meet in the town hall to discuss a proposed zoning change intended to help the Big Tupper resort project. This is the first major public...  Go to full article

Rail Line a Labor of Love

The governor announced this week that state will spend $40 million on upgrading rail lines. A third of that money will go to the North Country--some for short connector...  Go to full article

State Promises Millions for Railroads

Governor Pataki says New York will spend $40 million over the next two years upgrading the state's railroad infrastructure. A third of that money will go to support rail...  Go to full article

Under-funding Threatens Library Services

At an Assembly hearing on library aid, New York's education commissioner and librarians said public libraries are woefully under funded, and need more money to help New...  Go to full article

Pataki: Millions More for Housing

Governor Pataki was in Watertown Monday. He announced $9 million in grants to spur on housing construction near Fort Drum. The funding is on top of another $7 million...  Go to full article

Oak Mt. Ski Area May Not Open

Hamilton County officials say they're trying to help a privately-owned ski area open for the winter season. Oak Mountain employed dozens of local workers. As Brian Mann...  Go to full article

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