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A progressive I know steadfastly maintains mainstream media is enslaved by tiresome voices from the right and the left. Just so much Tweedledum and Tweedledee, no real choice at all. There’s lots of room to debate the state of choice in...
What rules are reasonable to protect limited tribal resources? How does who one marries affect cultural integrity? Like many other specific groups, the Kahnawake Mohawk community on Montréal’s south shore is struggling with those...
On paper at least, mid-August probably charts as a brilliant time to hold a beer festival, like the National Capital Craft Beer Festival, taking place in Ottawa this weekend – like, right now! Regrettably, as I wrote this the projected high...
Fellow gardeners who grow their own garlic may be confronting an annual conundrum right around now. The harvest is here, with lovely bulbs to dry and eat. But some has to be saved to plant in the fall for next year’s crop. Eat or plant? Doing...
Sometimes we’re just fish in water, oblivious to our own surroundings. That was part of the message two tourists from Europe shared recently, in an “Open letter to the people who hold power and responsibility in Canada.” In it,...


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Aug 1, 2014 — A Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 a day.
Jul 12, 2014 — Hynde recruited a Swedish indie rocker, an American tennis star and a Canadian guitar hero to help make her new LP, Stockholm.
Jul 5, 2014 — Kvitova picked up her second Wimbledon trophy, besting Canadian opponent Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-0.

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US Border Patrol Agent peers across the St. Lawrence River.
US Border Patrol Agent peers across the St. Lawrence River.

St. Lawrence River Smuggling has a Venerable History

Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence County historian Trent Trulock about the long history of smuggling on the St. Lawrence River.  Go to full article

Ottawa Rideau Canal Skating Still on Hold

Despite the fervent wishes of many in Ottawa, the Rideau Canal skateway remains closed. Officials at the National Capitol Commission announced today that the ice is still too thin to open the canal this weekend. Karen Kelly has a report from Ottawa.  Go to full article

Mohawk and US Officials Investigate Akwesasne Smuggling Incident

St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police are working with U.S. investigators to determine how seven people smuggled several pounds of marijuana and over two thousand dollars of counterfeit money into the country. Most of the alleged smugglers live on or near the St. Regis Mohawk reservation near Massena. David Sommerstein has the latest in the case.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Vinci at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Vinci, a new play about the mother of Leonardo daVinci, opened January 10 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was there and has...  Go to full article

Border Town Residents Assess the New Security Deal

Following new border agreements between the U.S. and Canada, we visit border towns between New York and Quebec, where there's both approval and concern. David Sommerstein...  Go to full article

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...  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...  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...  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

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