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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 21, 2014 — The recent Heartbleed bug may have prompted many people to change their passwords, but as the Huffington Post's Gerry Smith explains, hackers have been taking sensitive information hostage for years.
Apr 21, 2014 — A growing number of American mothers are staying home to raise their children, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. Listeners share their own stories about making that choice.
Apr 21, 2014 — Richard Rhoda of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission discusses a new program that will cover up to two years of community college tuition for all graduates of the state's high schools.

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Destination Superstores Buy Up Farmland

Throughout the region, tourism is an important part of the economy. Families travel far and wide to visit historical sites, cultural institutions, and favorite recreation spots. But a relatively new part of the landscape is drawing people in for a single purpose: to shop. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Sarah Hulett reports on how the trend is affecting land use patterns.  Go to full article
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Economy, Wet Weather Hurt Summer Tourism

It's been a tough summer for tourism businesses around the nation. Here in the North Country, the struggling economy conspired with cool, wet weather to keep summer travelers at home. Brian Mann spoke with Ann Melious, head of the Adirondack Regional Tourism Council.  Go to full article

Kosher Cheese Plant to Open in Ogdensburg

Over the next three years, 200 hundred workers will be hired to produce kosher products at the now-closed cheese plant in Ogdensburg. The deal was inked this week after two months of negotiations between city officials and the St. Lawrence Food Corporation. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

Seedcorn to Launch Local Currency: North Country Notes

The deadline to submit designs for North Country Notes is quickly approaching. The idea is to promote businesses through the use of a local currency. North Country Notes is...  Go to full article

Clinton To Tout North Country E-Commerce

Senator Hillary Clinton will make a swing through Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties Saturday. She'll unveil an initiative to promote locally made foods and crafts on the...  Go to full article

Testing Wireless Food Stamps in Farmers' Markets

It's the height of the season for luscious, farm-grown fruits and vegetables. But most people, who get help from the government with buying their food, can't take advantage...  Go to full article

Tourism Numbers Down In The High Peaks

There's no official count yet, but preliminary figures show that the number of visitors to the high peaks was down again this year. The decrease has been happening steadily...  Go to full article

Businesses say Workers' Comp Rates Hurting Economy

Over 300 factory workers will lose their jobs as a result of two plant closings announced last week. One is the Brooklyn based Domino Sugar refinery. The other is a maker of...  Go to full article
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Saratoga Horse Racing More Popular, More Scandalous

Updated: 1:21 pm Friday

Horse racing fans in Saratoga Springs won't see the widely anticipated rematch Saturday, between Funny Cide and Empire Maker. Both horses...  Go to full article

Mohawks Audit Casino Sub-Contractor Debts

State and St. Regis Mohawk tribal officials have agreed on steps toward paying non-native sub-contractors who helped build the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino in Hogansburg. But the...  Go to full article

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