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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 Los Angeles Register is a newspaper that just launched this week. Despite dropping newspaper sales, Ben Bergman of KPCC reports that the publisher thinks there's still an audience for print.
Apr 17, 2014 — Workers who have a creative outlet outside the office are more likely to be creative problem solvers on the job, a study suggests.
Apr 17, 2014 — Keith A. Seilhan, who was the incident commander directing the company's cleanup effort, allegedly sold $1 million in BP stock based on non-public information about the extent of the spill.

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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 reports, the small resort in Speculator had been operating with a low-interest loan provided by state and county governments.  Go to full article

Study Weighs Costs of Shipping

For years, many environmentalists have wanted to stop ocean-going ship traffic on the Great Lakes. That's because vessels traveling from the ocean to the Lakes sometimes carry invasive species. But opponents call the industry a vital part of the economy. A new study paid for by the Joyce Foundation questions how vital that industry really is. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Shawn Allee reports.  Go to full article

Wright Looks to Alternative Bus Service

State officials say they've made significant progress toward finding an alternative to Greyhound's bus service between Syracuse and the North Country. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Charity Lottery in Ottawa

A much-anticipated event in the Ottawa region sweetens the holiday season. The "Dream of a Lifetime" Lottery is a successful fundraiser for the Children's Hospital of Eastern...  Go to full article

End of an Era in Cornwall

Cornwall, Ontario Mayor Phil Poirier describes the news that the city's major manufacturer, Domtar, will close its local paper mill "absolutely devastating." Domtar senior...  Go to full article

Holiday Train Stocks Food Banks

It's not your typical train. It's decorated with thousands of twinkling lights. And at each stop, local residents will be treated to concerts with musicians performing on a...  Go to full article

Greyhound Cuts North Country Service

Greyhound Bus Lines will cut its service from Syracuse to North Country communities this winter. Beginning February 23, buses will no longer run to Watertown, Gouverneur,...  Go to full article

Greyhound Retiree Remembers the Buses

Greyhound's decision took many by surprise. Betty Knight was waiting for the bus in Canton yesterday. Knight worked at the Greyhound office for 20 years when it was at the...  Go to full article

Fuel Vendors Face Paperwork Puzzle

A fuel tax exemption kicks in tomorrow in St. Lawrence County, but some oil and fuel vendors are still waiting to find out how they're supposed to handle the paperwork. A few...  Go to full article

Critics Crowd Open Space Hearing

Critics of the state's efforts to protect more land in the Adirondacks turned out last night for a public hearing in Ray Brook. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

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