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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 — The takeover of Canada's Tim Hortons by Burger King is causing quite the stir in the great white north. Melissa Block talks with Ian Hardy, editor-in-chief of Inside Timmies, a fan site devoted to Tim Hortons, about the Canadian existential crisis over one of the country's cultural icons being taken over by an American corporation.
Aug 27, 2014 — General Motors has recalled 29 million autos in the U.S. so far this year. Dealers replacing the faulty parts aren't just fixing cars. They're repairing customers' relationships with the automaker.
Aug 27, 2014 — What is the typical American workday? We take a look at how working hours change according to job type.

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New Group Wants $20 Million for Adirondack Train

A powerful coalition of Republican lawmakers, chamber of commerce leaders, and local activists have unveiled plans to rebuild a railroad into the central Adirondacks. The passenger line would connect Utica and Old Forge in the south to tourism destinations in the Tri-Lakes area. The "Adirondack On Track Partnership" wants the state to spend at least twenty million dollars on the project. They hope it would add a new attraction, drawing visitors into the Adirondack Park. But as Brian Mann reports, some critics say reviving the railroad would be too expensive. They also question whether a tourist line is the best use of the historic travel corridor.  Go to full article

APA Delays Big Tupper Development Review

Officials at the Adirondack Park Agency want more information about a new resort in Tupper Lake for more information about their project. The APA issued a notice yesterday describing the Adirondack Club and Resort permit application as "incomplete." Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

NYPA Grant to Fund Alternative Energy Growth in SLC

The New York Power Authority has invested $10 million in a matching grant program to bring hi-tech alternative energy businesses to St Lawrence County. It's money that was originally earmarked for an acquarium and research center in Massena, which failed to raise matching money after nearly two decades of local effort. As Gregory Warner reports, this project may have a better shot at success.  Go to full article
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APA Explores Roll In Affordable Housing

The Adirondack Park Agency begins two days of meetings today with local government leaders. This year's seminar in Saranac Lake will focus on affordable housing. Many...  Go to full article

Beekmantown Neighbors Want Windpower Delay

A group of neighbors in Beekmantown is urging the zoning board to delay a decision scheduled for Wednesday on a proposed new wind farm. Windhorse LLC hopes to develop 13 new...  Go to full article

Farmers Approve Coop Merger

North Country members of Allied federated Coops have approved a merger with Agrimark -- a Massachusetts based coop that's already absorbed Macadam, a well-know local cheese...  Go to full article

Bush Defends Troubled Medicare Program

President Bush used a western New York high school gym yesterday as the setting to defend Medicare's new prescription drug benefit plan. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Assembly Considers Sales Tax Break on Clothing

The New York State Assembly, in its new budget, wants to reinstate a sales tax break on some clothing sold in the state. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

APA Approves Powerline; Landowner Threatens Lawsuit

The Adirondack Park Agency approved plans yesterday for a new 26-mile power line that would stretch from St. Lawrence County to Tupper Lake. The New York Power Authority...  Go to full article

Ellenburg Clears Air With Wind Meeting

The town of Ellenburg in Clinton County is hosting an informal meeting Friday on wind farms. Two developers want to erect a total of 74 turbines there. As David Sommerstein...  Go to full article

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