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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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Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga

Today is Syttende Mai, Constitution Day in Norway. To celebrate, our resident Norseman Todd Moe tours the new Vikings exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull, Quebec, and chats with two Norwegian experts on Viking culture. The exhibition celebrates the rich Viking legacy and recalls the Viking arrival in North America 1,000 years ago.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Indian Ink

The National Arts Centre's English Theatre is closing out its season with the Canadian premiere of Tom Stoppard's latest play, Indian Ink. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night performance and has this review.  Go to full article
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Tulipmania in Ottawa

The Canadian Tulip Festival is celebrating its 50 anniversary this month. This year's floral event includes a royal visit and the World Tulip Summit. Todd Moe talks with Doug Little about Ottawa's tulip story.  Go to full article

Royals Visit Canada

Royal watchers in Canada's capital region are getting a double dose this week. The King and Queen of Norway visited Hull to unveil a Vikings exhibit at the Museum of...  Go to full article

Nuclear Waste To Set Sail on Great Lakes?

A proposal under consideration by the Bush Administration to ship nuclear waste across one of the Great Lakes is getting a cool response north of the border. As the Great...  Go to full article

Canadian Boaters Run Into Permit Problems

Pleasure boaters from Canada will find getting permits to enter
Great Lakes ports across the border a little more demanding since the terrorist attacks on the U-S. The...  Go to full article

Review: Cirque du Soleil

Connie Meng talks about the World Premiere of the latest Cirque du Soleil creation in Montreal. It's a dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment.  Go to full article

Proposed North American Military Zone has some Canadians Worried

Since September 11th, the American and Canadian governments have begun a new level of cooperation. It's included tighter border security as well as joint military operations...  Go to full article

Canadians Respond to Friendly-Fire Deaths of Canadians Soldiers

The friendly fire incident which killed 4 Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan has angered many people in Canada. Karen Kelly spoke with residents in downtown Ottawa yesterday...  Go to full article

Critics Say Clean-Up Money Not Enough

As US states look for more money to clean up the Great Lakes, the province of Ontario, has come up with some, albeit not a lot. Ontario announced that it will spend about...  Go to full article

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