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Sometimes we’re just fish in water, oblivious to our own surroundings. That was part of the message two tourists from Europe shared recently, in an “Open letter to the people who hold power and responsibility in Canada.” In it,...
Some of you use CBC content and some of you don’t. But major changes just announced by the CBC will certainly affect future programing. Today at least, the most detailed reporting on this is coming out of CBC news: CBC to cut back supper-hour...
News flash out of Seattle: the minimum wage has just been raised to $15/hour, by far the highest in the country. Indeed, it’s double or more the rate in Arkansas ($6.25) and about half the states,  almost triple the rate in Georgia and...


Aug 27, 2014 — What is the typical American workday? We take a look at how working hours change according to job type.
Aug 27, 2014 — The company said the shirt's design was meant to look like a sheriff's star from classic Western films. But after popular uproar, Zara decided to pull it from shelves.
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.

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Saranac Lake School In Question

Voters in the Saranac Lake School District will head to the polls on Tuesday to decide the fate of a small elementary school in Lake Clear. The school, which currently has 55 students, has been targeted for closure due to declining enrollment and rising building maintenance costs. But, as Chris Knight reports, a large group of Lake Clear parents and residents are urging the voters to reject a proposition that would lead to the school's closure.  Go to full article

Strong Loonie Brings Canadian Shoppers South

A strong loonie - almost 90 cents to the dollar - is tempting Canadian shoppers across the border. Douglas Hopper has a report from the St. Lawrence Center Mall in Massena.  Go to full article

For North Country Bosnians, Immigration Debate Sparks Anger

The last few weeks, Hispanic groups have organized massive demonstrations in America's cities. They hope to block Republican-sponsored legislation aimed at slowing illegal immigration. Here in the North Country, the debate over immigration can seem distant or even irrelevant. Only about 4 percent of this region's population is foreign-born. That compares with more than 20 percent statewide in New York. But for a growing number of families from Bosnia, immigration laws play a central role in daily life. As Brian Mann reports, they share many of the hopes and the fears of immigrants from Mexico.  Go to full article

Town of Horicon Loses ATV Fight

ATV riders suffered another setback this week in the Adirondacks. A state supreme court judge ruled Tuesday that the Warren County town of Horicon can't allow 4-wheeler...  Go to full article

Energy Fair Looks at the Big Picture

If you're concerned about high gas prices you may be interested in interested in alternative fuels.Or maybe you'd like your home to be more energy efficient. You'd like to...  Go to full article
The newly groomed and cleaned slope of Willow Island.

Grasse River Island Clean, But Way Over Budget

A Canton not-for-profit group is $40,000 in the hole after a clean-up of Grasse River waterfront went way over budget. Removing contaminated sediment from Willow Island cost...  Go to full article

Land Values on the Rise in LeRay

Commercial development around Fort Drum is causing a huge hike in property assessments in the surrounding area. And this means higher taxes. In the town of LeRay, some...  Go to full article

Albany Deadlocked on Gas Tax Relief

As gas prices remain above 3 dollars a gallon across most of the North Country, lawmakers in Albany want to give drivers some relief. They've targeted the 4% state tax on...  Go to full article

Immigration Boycott Shuts Down State Assembly

The New York State Assembly had to close down for the day, after a number of Assemblymembers joined a boycott led by Hispanic legislators, in solidarity with the day of...  Go to full article

Fire Destroys Lake George Businesses

A six-alarm fire consumed five businesses along the main street in the Adirondack tourist village of Lake George Saturday. Police say nobody was hurt in the blaze, which...  Go to full article

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