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For 9 years running, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has spent part of his summers touring Canada’s Arctic regions, including this year’s Operation Nanook 14. He goes to wave the flag and bolster territorial claims in the area. He...
The big news in the fast food business today is Burger King’s purchase of Tim Hortons for $11.4 billion. As summarized by the BBC: The deal would create the world’s third-largest fast-food chain, with 18,000 restaurants in 100...
A book club I attend spent a whole year on the theme of rivers. Believe it or not, one of the titles we grown-ups dove into was a children’s book from 1941 called “Paddle-to-the-Sea“, by Holling Clancy Holling. In it, an young...
I’ve written before about how recent changes in U.S. tax laws are causing misery for Americans who live and work abroad. The problem is largely invisible within the U.S., but continues to make waves in the ex-pat community. Consider this from...
Here’s a “feel-good” story that isn’t especially new, but deserves more attention. Specifically, a free cookbook designed to help anyone living on a tight budget enjoy food that’s healthful, delicious and very...


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Aug 28, 2014 — The Canadian synth pop group offers an intimate live performance of its song "A Real Hero," popularized in the 2011 film Drive.
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.
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.

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Cross Border Commerce Since 9/11

A year after last September's terror attacks, the world's longest undefended border has become a much tighter frontier. Bob Keyes of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Ottawa says ever since terrorists took down the World Trade Center, the 49th parallel has become more difficult to cross, especially for Canadian businesses trying to peddle goods in the U-S. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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...  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

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