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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 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.
Apr 5, 2014 — The image comes from Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who gained fans last year when he tweeted photos and messages about his stint on the International Space Station.

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Theatre Review: Dads! The Musical at St. Lawrence Stage in Brockville

Dads! The Musical, now playing at the St. Lawrence Stage Company in Brockville, is great fun. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng giggled her way through last Saturday's performance.  Go to full article

Joint Commission to Protect Great Lakes from Invasive Species

A U.S. and Canadian commission charged with monitoring the Great Lakes is looking at ways to prevent more invasive species from entering the lakes. Dozens of aquatic animals and plants have already entered the region, sometimes causing severe environmental damage. From the Great Lakes Radio Consortium.  Go to full article

When Waterfowl are the Toxic Waste

In one Wisconsin community unwanted Canada geese are so full of PCBs the city has had to treat the birds as toxic. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Gil Halsted reports.  Go to full article

Governors and Premiers Seek to Limit Great Lakes Water Diversion

The states and provinces around the Great Lakes are tightening their grip on where Great Lakes water can go. Their concern over water diversion began after Ontario received...  Go to full article

Lower Canadian Standards Attract Hazardous Waste Disposal

A report says Canada has become a haven for hazardous waste generated in the U.S. Companies in the Great Lakes region use lower standards in Ontario and Quebec to dispose of...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Fiddler on the Roof at 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque

A lively production of Fiddler on the Roof has opened at the 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque. Resident theatre critic took in a Wednesday matinee.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: My Darling Judith at Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg

The summer season at Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg opened with Norm Foster's comedy My Darling Judith. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended the...  Go to full article

Canada to Set Price for Great Lakes Water Exports

Despite calls to ban bulk exports of water from the Great Lakes, the Canadian government plans to hire experts to put a price on water in the event water is exported. The...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Odd Couple at St. Lawrence Stage in Brockville

Neil Simon's The Odd Couple opened the St. Lawrence Stage Company's summer season with a bang. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was in Brockville for the opening...  Go to full article

Kahnawake Mohawks Move Toward Traditional Self-Government

Kahnawake Mohawks near Montreal have taken a first step toward traditional self-government. Last week the tribe unveiled a set of agreements with the Canadian government that...  Go to full article

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