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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...
I’ve written before about how recent changes in U.S. tax laws are causing misery for Americans who live and work abroad. The problem is largely invisible within the U.S., but continues to make waves in the ex-pat community. Consider this from...
Here’s a “feel-good” story that isn’t especially new, but deserves more attention. Specifically, a free cookbook designed to help anyone living on a tight budget enjoy food that’s healthful, delicious and very...


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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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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 commentator Betsy Kepes, who tells us about a recent hike with friends in northern Franklin County and crossing the border into Quebec.  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 ready supply of food. So town officials in a Rochester suburb have hired an unusual business to encourage the geese to live somewhere else. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Bud Lowell reports.  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 management efforts, the goose is back, and now the question is how best to manage a success story that some say has been too successful. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Gunderson reports.  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

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

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