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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 23, 2014 — Residents in Ontario called police when they spotted a bear bumbling down the street. It was unable to see where it was going because of a large birdseed jar stuck on its head.
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.

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Working Toward an International Wildlife Refuge

An effort to create North America's first international wildlife refuge is gathering speed. The refuge will be a partnership between Canada and the U.S. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mark Brush has more.  Go to full article

Border Security Pact Controversial in Canada

Canadian and American officials signed an agreement Wednesday to increase border security while protecting the free flow of goods. The deal calls for the creation of a "smart border", in which high-tech screening could ease the passage of low-risk travellers while snagging suspected criminals. But US officials have made an additional request that's causing controversy in Canada. As Karen Kelly reports, they want to place armed border guards on Canadian soil.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Twelfth Night at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night has opened for a holiday season run at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was there and has this review.  Go to full article

Quebec Moves to Ban Water Export

Quebec is joining with several Midwestern states in the US in moving to ban the bulk export of fresh water. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Ashcroft Pushes for US-Canada Border Upgrade

Attorney General John Ashcroft has vowed to push for the funding needed to boost security along the U.S.-Canada border. Ashcroft said he would urge the Bush administration to...  Go to full article

Canada Trade is Focus of Jefferson County Study

A new study on economic development in Jefferson County and the rest of the North Country points out ways to boost trade with Canada. David Sommerstein has details.  Go to full article

Pressure-Treated Wood Contains High Levels of Arsenic

A just-released study by two environmental groups has found high levels of arsenic on the surface of pressure-treated wood products. The Environmental Working Group and the...  Go to full article

Anti-Globalization Movement Changes After September 11

Since September 11, expressing dissent toward the policies of the U.S. government and its allies has been a tricky business. Some people have called criticism of government...  Go to full article

Anti-Globalization Forces Protest at G20 Talks in Ottawa

Some two thousand anti-globalization activists took to the streets in Ottawa on Saturday. They were marching to oppose the policies of the World Bank, International Monetary...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Drawer Boy at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

The Drawer Boy, currently running at the National Arts Centre, is a "must see" production. Resident theatre critic was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article

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