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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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Canadian-on-the-Street Response to War Mixed

This week, Canadian naval ships are transporting hundreds of military personnel to the Persian Gulf. Throughout the crisis, Canadian support for the American response has been high. But on the streets of Ottawa, reporter Karen Kelly found a mixed response.  Go to full article

Canadian Border Agents to Triple in Number

Congress has approved a bill to triple the number of customs agents at the Canadian border. Beefing up border security has been a long time concern of Congressman John McHugh who's lending his full support to the bill. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Canada Increases Security, But Border Crossings Still Understaffed

The Canadian government has announced its plans to increase security at border crossings and in airports. But as Karen Kelly reports, customs officials say their offices remain seriously understaffed.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: 2 Pianos, 4 Hands at 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque

1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque has a real hit running this month called 2 Pianos, 4 Hands. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at Wednesday's matinee.  Go to full article

Canada Pledges Military Support

The Canadian government has pledged its full support in the war against terrorism. As of yesterday that support now includes Canadian troops, warships and aircraft. Karen...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: A Room of One's Own at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

A Room of One's Own is currently playing in the Studio Theatre at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng as at the opening and has...  Go to full article

Revisited: the "Twisted" Story of a Young Canadian Writer

We revisit the case of the boy in Ontario who was suspended from his school and arrested for writing a story for drama class about a boy who blows up his school. David...  Go to full article

Keepers of the Eastern Door: Mohawk Singers and Dancers

Last week, a group of Mohawk singers and dancers performed at SUNY Plattsburgh. The Keepers of the Eastern Door come from Kahnawake, a small town in Quebec on the south shore...  Go to full article

Scientists Call For Stronger Canadian Endangered Species Protection

More than 1300 US and Canadian scientists are asking the Canadian government to strengthen proposed legislation that would protect endangered species. The Great Lakes Radio...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: An Enemy of the People at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People is the season opener at the National Arts Centre's English Theatre. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night...  Go to full article

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