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Why Aren't Americans Taking Advantage of Strong U.S. Dollar in Canada?

The recent bankruptcy of the Ottawa Senators has once again drawn attention to the weak Canadian dollar. Teams say it's tough for them to pay the players' American salaries with Canadian currency, which is worth about 65 cents, American. The exchange rate provides a substantial advantage for others, notably American shoppers. And you'd think they'd be streaming across the border looking for bargains. But they're not, as reporter Karen Kelly found in Ottawa.  Go to full article

G8 Protesters March in Ottawa

Protest groups say they plan to paralyze downtown Ottawa with marches today and tomorrow. The groups are demonstrating against a meeting of G-8 leaders taking place outside of Calgary. As Karen Kelly reports, the demonstrators' call to action has many people in Ottawa worried.  Go to full article

Proposed North American Military Zone has some Canadians Worried

Since September 11th, the American and Canadian governments have begun a new level of cooperation. It's included tighter border security as well as joint military operations abroad. But as the United States is proposing a new North American military zone, some Canadians are questioning the effect this may have on their country's sovereignty. From Ottawa, Karen Kelly has this report.  Go to full article

Canadians Respond to Friendly-Fire Deaths of Canadians Soldiers

The friendly fire incident which killed 4 Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan has angered many people in Canada. Karen Kelly spoke with residents in downtown Ottawa yesterday and filed this report.  Go to full article

Ottawa's Ridaeu Canal Opens for Skating

The Rideau Canal in Ottawa is open for skating. The recent cold temperatures enabled the National Capital Commission to open the popular skating rink--just in time for the Winterlude festival. From Ottawa, Karen Kelly has the story.  Go to full article

Ottawa Rideau Canal Skating Still on Hold

Despite the fervent wishes of many in Ottawa, the Rideau Canal skateway remains closed. Officials at the National Capitol Commission announced today that the ice is still too thin to open the canal this weekend. Karen Kelly has a report from Ottawa.  Go to full article

Border Security Pact Controversial in Canada

Canadian and American officials signed an agreement Wednesday to increase border security while protecting the free flow of goods. The deal calls for the creation of a "smart border", in which high-tech screening could ease the passage of low-risk travellers while snagging suspected criminals. But US officials have made an additional request that's causing controversy in Canada. As Karen Kelly reports, they want to place armed border guards on Canadian soil.  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 been high. But on the streets of Ottawa, reporter Karen Kelly found a mixed response.  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 remain seriously understaffed.  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 Kelly reports.  Go to full article

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