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Did you ever imagine polygamy would become so…topical? Confession time: I have never seen any of the TV shows that have sprung up on this topic. The few books I have read on the subject left me with a decidedly dim view of polygamy. While I...
Last week’s post on a free cookbook for low-cost meals included a manifesto-like quote from an important food thinker, Michael Pollan: “Cooking is probably the most important thing you can do to improve your diet. What matters most is...
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...


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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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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 Civilization yesterday, and Princess Margriet of the Netherlands arrives tomorrow to attend the annual Tulip Festival in Ottawa. Todd Moe reports.  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 Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Karpenchuk reports, Canadian officials say they know nothing of the plan.  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 Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports
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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

Quebecois Music and Dance in Canton With Entourloupe and Frog Bridge

We preview an afternoon of Quebecois music and celebration. Frog Bridge joins Todd Moe in the studio. The North Country ensemble joins the Quebec-based group "Entourloupe"...  Go to full article

Commentary: Sugaring in Southern Quebec

Childhood memories are often built on sensory impressions. This time of year reminds commentator Jill Vaughan of tapping maple trees as a child in southern Quebec.  Go to full article

Wildlife Corridor Would Strengthen Parks; Study Says Locals Would Fight Project

Students at Clarkson University presented a new report yesterday on a proposed wildlife corridor that would link the Adirondack Park and Ontario's Algonquin Provincial Park. ...  Go to full article

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