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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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Montreal Expos On Short List For Elimination

This week, big league baseball owners voted to cut two franchises. Five teams are on the list, including the Montreal Expos. For decades, north country fans have followed the team's fortunes. After a strong pennant bid in 1994, the Expos have faced a long, sad decline. Brian Mann updates his report on a team that played a part in baseball history.  Go to full article

Canada Takes on Telemarketing Scams

Martha Foley talks with Sylvain Leroux, a member of COLT, a Canadian Task Force on telemarketing fraud--it's a multi-million dollar criminal activity that authorities are trying to crackdown on.  Go to full article

Canada Will not Require Labeling for Genetically-Modified Foods

The Canadian Parliament has voted down a bill that would have required labeling for genetically modified foods. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports.  Go to full article

Commentary: A Cross-Border Hike

Deer season sends thousands of northern New Yorkers into the woods for family tradition, blood sport and fellowship. It also drives thousands out of the woods--including...  Go to full article

Nonmigrating Geese Get Bum's Rush in Rochester Suburb

The Northeast region is home to growing populations of resident Canada Geese. Instead of migrating, they stay near shopping centers and residential areas, where there's a...  Go to full article

Managing an Abundance of Canada Geese

Canada Geese are about as common as the green lawns they like to hang out on. But at one time they'd almost disappeared from the region. Thanks to successful wildlife...  Go to full article

McHugh Shows Colleagues the Border

North Country Congressman John McHugh meets at the Champlain Port of Entry this morning with his congressional colleagues to show them first-hand the security challenges he...  Go to full article

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...  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...  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...  Go to full article

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