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Bruce Heyman is now fully installed and beginning his official work as the newest U.S. ambassador to Canada. Speaking to the Globe and Mail, Heyman said the much-debated Keystone XL pipeline project is important, but there’s far more to the...
Broad results of Monday’s provincial election in Quebec are quite clear: the Liberal Party, lead by neurosurgeon Philippe Couillard, has won a solid majority government. The Parti Québécois, now reduced to the role of official...
On March 5th Quebec Premier Pauline Marois triggered an election that concludes Monday, April 7th. Of course speculation about results is just that until the polls close and all the votes are tallied. But most observers think Marois either...
The price of stamps here in Canada has gone up, as of March 31st. It’s a pretty hefty hike. A first-class stamp was $0.63. Now that’ll cost $0.85 – if purchased as a book or roll. The cost of just one first class stamp? $1.00. The...
Technology sure can be a double-edged sword. Besides examples of excess in surveillance – or equally sinister pursuits –  in other wonderful ways knowledge is being set free, for all to see and use. Take things like free e-books...

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Apr 17, 2014 — Also: Oklahoma's same sex marriage ban is back in court; a Canadian teen is arrested for theft and exploiting the Heartbleed computer flaw; and a New Jersey dog receives a jury summons.
Apr 5, 2014 — The image comes from Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who gained fans last year when he tweeted photos and messages about his stint on the International Space Station.
Apr 2, 2014 — Watch the Canadian artist perform a one-woman show on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. Lanza's electronic music combines airy vocals and finely crafted beats with a thick dance-floor sound.

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Archive Photo of the Day: Stephen Diehl, Antwerp, NY
Archive Photo of the Day: Stephen Diehl, Antwerp, NY

Round-up: Winter storm blankets NY, VT, Ontario

According to the Associated Press, Gov. Cuomo activated the NY State Emergency Operation Center as snowfall ranging from 6-20 inches heads for various areas of the state. The storm has prompted hundreds of school closings across upstate.

Central and Southern Vermont can expect 6-12 inches of snow, with the heaviest coming during the midday hours. Southern Ontario can expect 15 centimeters and more in some regions. Heavy snow has slowed morning commutes from Windsor all the way to Kingston.  Go to full article
Raw milk. <a href="">RyanisHungrye</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Raw milk case goes to Ontario high court

A farmer from West Grey and his supporters are taking their battle to drink unpasteurized milk to the province's highest court today.

Michael Schmidt argues that by making the sale and distribution of unpasteurized milk illegal, the province is infringing on both his and his customers' basic freedoms.  Go to full article
Snowmobile Crossing. Photo: <a href="">amsd2dsh</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Commission OKs sled trail on Thousand Islands Parkway

Snowmobilers are gaining access to a stretch of road east of Kingston for the rest of the sledding season.

The St. Lawrence Parks Commission has given the all-clear for sledders to use of one lane of the Thousand Islands Parkway.  Go to full article
Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne. Photo: <a href="">Ontario Chamber of Commerce</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Ontario minimum wage goes to $11, pegged to inflation

The provincial minimum wage will rise to $11 an hour starting on June 1, and future increases will be tied to the rate of inflation.

Premier Kathleen Wynne...  Go to full article
Loonies, twonies and change. Photo: <a href="">Sharon Drummond</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Ontario minimum wage will rise to $14, but not yet

Nearly 500,000 of the lowest paid workers in Ontario find out today how much of a raise they'll get this year when the Liberal government unveils the new minimum wage....  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="">Sandra Cuffe</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Mohawks threaten to boycott Canadian customs

Mohawks on the Canadian side of Akwesasne say they'll boycott Canadian customs if progress isn't made in talks with the Canadian government.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="">Annie Kavanaugh</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Pig virus could cost Ontario farmers dearly

A group representing Ontario hog farmers is warning a deadly virus could cost the pork industry tens of millions of dollars in a year if it is allowed to spread. Ontario Pork...  Go to full article
Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne. Photo: <a href="">Ontario Chamber of Commerce</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Ontario premier expects to announce minimum wage hike

Premier Kathleen Wynne says the Ontario government will soon announce how high it intends to increase the minimum wage, which has been frozen for the past four years....  Go to full article
A train in Casselton, North Dakota carrying crude oil derailed and exploded on Dec. 30, 2013. Photo: Ken Pawluk / Associated Press /, via NTSB press release

U.S., Canada push for safer oil tankers on North Country rails

Late Friday, U.S. and Canadian agencies made an unprecedented joint call for tough new safety rules for train cars carrying crude oil. As David Sommerstein reports, the...  Go to full article
Holstered police taser. Photo: <a href="">Doctor Q</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Public input sought on Tasers for Ottawa police

OTTAWA, Ont. Ottawa residents will get a chance to weigh in on whether front-line police officers should be equipped with Tasers.

The consultations are to include...  Go to full article

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