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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...
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...


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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.
Aug 26, 2014 — Burger King is buying Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-donut chain, in a deal valued at $11 billion.

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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 stranded far from home.  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 opening night and has this review.  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 Canadian cooperation on lakes issues. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  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

Theatre Review: Little Shop of Horrors at St. Lawrence Stage in Brockville

A good time was had by all at the opening night of Little Shop of Horrors at the St. Lawrence Stage Company in Brockville. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was...  Go to full article

Connie Meng on the Stratford Festival

Resident theatre critic Connie Meng got her fill of Shakespeare at the Stratford Festival of Canada. She'll give us the scoop on what to see and do at this year's Festival.  Go to full article

Repercussion Theatre plays Twelfth Night in Potsdam

It's Shakespeare on the air! Todd Moe talks with members of the Repercussion Theatre of Montreal. They're in Potsdam for a performance of Twelfth Night in Ives Park...  Go to full article

Canada Crossing Upgrade Funding Increased

Another $500,000 has been added to the funding pot created for upgrades to the international border crossing at the Champlain Port of Entry, thanks to the efforts of...  Go to full article

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