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Special artists attain enough fame to draw crowds on their reputation alone. You know, ones like Picasso, Rembrandt, da Vinci or Monet. Others are also important, but just don’t have the right name recognition. Take Gustave Doré. Sure,...
“Navigable waters” is an awkward mouthful. Not a very sexy topic to the average layperson. But for some landowners and paddlers, them’s fighting words. Why? Because if a waterway is considered navigable, that comes with...
Ah, political scandals! Some splash up noisily, like Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Others slosh and churn, and slosh and churn…like (suspended) Canadian Senator Mike Duffy. Most likely you’ve heard about the Ford hullabaloo, in which the...
I’m not sure how often big structures get blown up in this region, or if that’s the sort of thing you’ll go out of your way to watch. But if explosive change strikes you as a marvel of ingenuity, than Ottawa’s Central...
Weather permitting, Tuesday afternoon will be when “just folks” can take a last, up-close look at the old North Channel portion of the Seaway International Bridge in Cornwall, Ontario. (A new, low-level bridge was opened to traffic last...


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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 4, 2014 — Regulators and railroads have implemented new practices since a runaway oil train destroyed the center of a small Canadian town a year ago. One key improvement, however, will take some time.
Jun 22, 2014 — The Canadian roots-country singer spins boisterous yarns out of the mundane muck of agrarian existence. Recorded at Sun's Memphis studios, Counterfeit Blues recasts Lund's songs in vintage settings.

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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 Congressman John McHugh. He says the money will go a long way in creating a safer border crossing.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Don't Dress for Dinner at Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg

The farce Don't Dress for Dinner is currently running at Upper Canada Playhouse. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng took in a recent performance and has this review.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Dads! The Musical at St. Lawrence Stage in Brockville

Dads! The Musical, now playing at the St. Lawrence Stage Company in Brockville, is great fun. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng giggled her way through last Saturday's performance.  Go to full article

Joint Commission to Protect Great Lakes from Invasive Species

A U.S. and Canadian commission charged with monitoring the Great Lakes is looking at ways to prevent more invasive species from entering the lakes. Dozens of aquatic animals...  Go to full article

When Waterfowl are the Toxic Waste

In one Wisconsin community unwanted Canada geese are so full of PCBs the city has had to treat the birds as toxic. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Gil Halsted reports.  Go to full article

Governors and Premiers Seek to Limit Great Lakes Water Diversion

The states and provinces around the Great Lakes are tightening their grip on where Great Lakes water can go. Their concern over water diversion began after Ontario received...  Go to full article

Lower Canadian Standards Attract Hazardous Waste Disposal

A report says Canada has become a haven for hazardous waste generated in the U.S. Companies in the Great Lakes region use lower standards in Ontario and Quebec to dispose of...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Fiddler on the Roof at 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque

A lively production of Fiddler on the Roof has opened at the 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque. Resident theatre critic took in a Wednesday matinee.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: My Darling Judith at Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg

The summer season at Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg opened with Norm Foster's comedy My Darling Judith. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended the...  Go to full article

Canada to Set Price for Great Lakes Water Exports

Despite calls to ban bulk exports of water from the Great Lakes, the Canadian government plans to hire experts to put a price on water in the event water is exported. The...  Go to full article

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