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“Navigable waters” is an awkward mouthful. Not a very sexy topic to the average layperson. But for some landowners and paddlers, them’s fighting words. Why? Because if a waterway is considered navigable, that comes with...
Ah, political scandals! Some splash up noisily, like Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Others slosh and churn, and slosh and churn…like (suspended) Canadian Senator Mike Duffy. Most likely you’ve heard about the Ford hullabaloo, in which the...
I’m not sure how often big structures get blown up in this region, or if that’s the sort of thing you’ll go out of your way to watch. But if explosive change strikes you as a marvel of ingenuity, than Ottawa’s Central...
Weather permitting, Tuesday afternoon will be when “just folks” can take a last, up-close look at the old North Channel portion of the Seaway International Bridge in Cornwall, Ontario. (A new, low-level bridge was opened to traffic last...
NCPR blogs have discussed Rick Mercer and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield before. Mercer is the long-time host of CBC’s Rick Mercer Report, a reliably funny exploration of life and politics across Canada. Hadfield became an...


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Jul 12, 2014 — Hynde recruited a Swedish indie rocker, an American tennis star and a Canadian guitar hero to help make her new LP, Stockholm.
Jul 7, 2014 — As a Canadian bride and groom posed for a close-up — down the road from their ceremony — a funnel cloud appeared behind them.
Jul 6, 2014 — Thousands of locals gathered early Sunday morning in Lac-Megantic to mark one year since a deadly train explosion in the small Eastern Canadian city killed 47 people.

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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

Mapping Canadian Groundwater

Canadian researchers are studying groundwater in the Great Lakes basin to determine if the water supply will meet the future needs of humans and wildlife. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly has this report.  Go to full article

Canadian Border Guards Near Plattsburgh Exposed to Tuberculosis: Health Officials Say Case Poses No Public Risk

Five Canadian workers at the Champlain border crossing, north of Plattsburgh, have been infected with tuberculosis. Officials say the source was a refugee, detained at the border for several days. As Brian Mann reports, dozens of travelers may have been exposed, but north country health officials say there's no cause for alarm.
Update: A spokesman for the US Customs service says there've been no recent cases of TB exposure among American border agents. Mike McMullen says infectious diseases are a well-known hazard for workers at the border. Testing and vaccinations are offered regularly. According to McMullen, the recent case won't affect safety procedures at the Champlain crossing.  Go to full article

Ontario Won't Appeal Court Ruling on Gay Marriage

The province of Ontario likely won't appeal a precedent-setting court ruling on same-sex marriages. Provincial Attorney General David Young, commenting on the ruling for the...  Go to full article

Smog and Haze from Quebec Covers Northeast

People in most parts of New York State noticed a haze and smog this weekend, caused by fires in the Canadian province of Quebec. While the change of wind patterns meant...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Wrong for Each Other

The Norm Foster comedy WRONG FOR EACH OTHER is the opening production at the St. Lawrence Stage Company in Brockville. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended the...  Go to full article

Canada Day Marks Start of Busy Week on the St. Lawrence

Today is Canada Day, and that means the beginning of a busy holiday week on the St. Lawrence River. As Canadian and American boaters buzz across the river, U.S. Immigration...  Go to full article

New Immigration Laws: Confusion and Crowding at Shelters in Plattsburgh

Changes in Canadian immigration laws are causing nearly 100 refugees to take up temporary housing at the Plattsburgh Salvation Army. Immigrants from across the world are...  Go to full article

G8 Protests in Ottawa

Four damaged police cars, one injured police officer, a little spray painting and one arrest. That's the damage from yesterday's anti-G-8 demonstrations in Ottawa. Martha...  Go to full article

What Are the Protestors Protesting?

The G8 protests in Calgary and Ottawa have been peaceful, so far. One of the leading globalization critics in Canada is the Council of Canadians, a citizen watchdog group...  Go to full article

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