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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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Scientists Call For Stronger Canadian Endangered Species Protection

More than 1300 US and Canadian scientists are asking the Canadian government to strengthen proposed legislation that would protect endangered species. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly explains.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: An Enemy of the People at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People is the season opener at the National Arts Centre's English Theatre. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article

Canada Responds to an American Tragedy

The tragedy has touched people in Canada as well. Memorial services were held all over that country on Friday, including one that drew more than 75 thousand people to Parliament Hill. Karen Kelly is an American freelance reporter living in Ottawa. She describes the experience of being in Canada during an American crisis.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Quarry at 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque

Quarry, now running at the 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque, is a twisty new who-done-it. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended a recent matinee and has...  Go to full article

Tens of Thousands Stranded in Canada

Tens of thousands of American travelers were stranded in Canada by the bombing crisis. As Brian Mann reports, the air travel ban leaves tourists and business travelers...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown at St. Lawrence Stage in Brockville

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, currently playing in Brockville, features the St. Lawrence Stage's Young Company. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the...  Go to full article

Need for Lakes Restoration is Urgent, Joint Commission Reports

US responds to report saying a new sense of urgency is needed to restore and protect the Great Lakes. The report was issued by bi-national commission overseeing US and...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Wild Guys at Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg

Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg, Ontario goes pretty wild with their current production of The Wild Guys. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at a...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Dracula at 1000 Islands

A new production of Dracula, the Victorian classic, is currently playing at the 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended a...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Long Weekend at Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg

Norm Foster's comedy The Long Weekend is currently running at Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at last Sunday's matinee.  Go to full article

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