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Readers may recall the Bixi bike share system in cities like Ottawa and New York City. Despite Bixi’s slew of financial and managerial problems, a recent press release suggests continued support for that form of rented transportation...
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...
On March 5th Quebec Premier Pauline Marois triggered an election that concludes Monday, April 7th. Of course speculation about results is just that until the polls close and all the votes are tallied. But most observers think Marois either...
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...


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Apr 19, 2014 — Canadian jazz saxophonist Christine Jensen has begun using a full "jazz orchestra" of up to 18 players, opening new horizons for her. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Jensen about her new album, Habitat.
Apr 17, 2014 — Also: Oklahoma's same sex marriage ban is back in court; a Canadian teen is arrested for theft and exploiting the Heartbleed computer flaw; and a New Jersey dog receives a jury summons.
Apr 5, 2014 — The image comes from Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who gained fans last year when he tweeted photos and messages about his stint on the International Space Station.

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Algerian Refugees: Unwanted In Canada, Frightened Of Home

The government of Canada is preparing to deport more than a thousand Algerians, now living in the city of Montreal. The Algerians came to Canada over the last decade, fleeing their country's vicious civil war. Many of those on the deportation list say they'll be persecuted or killed, if sent home. But their case is complicated by the fact that Algerian refugees in Canada have been linked to more than a dozen acts of terrorism. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports from Montreal.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Snoopy at St. Lawrence Stage in Brockville

A colorful production of Snoopy is the final offering of the season at St. Lawrence Stage Company in Brockville. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended the opening night performance and has this review.  Go to full article

Power Plants Pressured to Obey Treaty

Canada's environment minister is threatening action if Ontario doesn't meet the air pollution standards set out in a treaty signed by Canada and the U-S. But as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports, environmentalists remain skeptical that change will occur.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Jasper Station

JASPER STATION, a new musical running through September 1, is packing the house at the 1000 Islands Playhouse. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at a recent matinee and...  Go to full article

Preview: Ottawa Int'l Chamber Music Festival

Todd Moe talks with Julian Armour, Artistic Director of the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, one of Canada's major cultural events. Crowds are lining up at...  Go to full article

Cubans Seek Political Asylum in Canada

Some of the 23 Cubans who stayed in Canada following World Youth Day have emerged from seclusion to apply for refugee status. The rest are expected to do the same this week...  Go to full article

A New Approach to Policing Protesters

The violence began in 1999, during protests at the World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle. Since then, police and anti-globalization protestors have clashed at events...  Go to full article

Canadian Government Considers Leaving Marriage to the Church

There's a report the Canadian federal government is considering withdrawing from the marriage business and leaving it to the church. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Annie at St. Lawrence Satge

Annie has settled in for a four-week run at the St. Lawrence Stage Company in Brockville. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng has our review.  Go to full article

Canadian Troops Return Soon from Afghanistan

Preparations are beginning for the return of Canadian soldiers from Afghanistan, expected at the end of the month. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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