From NCPR Blogs:
The arrival of red-breasted robins is generally taken as a sign of spring, something many will be eager to welcome this year. But here’s more for the “I-did-not-know-that” file: some robins stick around, all year. Even in a...
The ugly act of rape has probably plagued humanity forever. But these days there’s a lot of discussion about attitudes that arguably permit – or encourage – sexual violence. Some insist we live in a what’s been labeled a...
I really don't know what took me so long, but last year was the first time I attended a mainstay of the Ottawa gardening scene, something called Seedy Saturday. Twelve months later it's back, so I'd like to share particulars for the 2014 event:...
There’s lots of concern these days about cyber security and privacy issues – including the burning question of who can be trusted to monitor that picture? For obvious reasons, it shouldn’t be any dominant player, like Google. And...
Sometimes it takes fresh eyes to appreciate things one might take for granted. Take “Blues in the Schools“, in which real blues musicians drench kids in that genre and its thematic principles. A program in Ottawa has been doing that with...
News stories tagged with "ontario"
by Todd Moe
Aug 09, 2006 — Some of North America's best herding dogs will be in Kingston this weekend for the 19th annual Sheep Dog Trials. It's a competitive dog sport in which dogs move sheep around a field, fences, gates, or enclosures as directed by their handlers. More than a hundred dogs have been registered for the Kingston event. This weekend's trials are the largest of their kind in Canada and attract a number of local, national and North American champion sheep dogs. Todd Moe talks with the trainer of the current North American champion. Go to full article
by Lucy Martin
Jul 24, 2006 — Watson's Mill is one of many postcard-pretty Ontario destinations. It opened for business in 1860 on the Rideau River in Manotick. It's still the town's main landmark. In their time, water-powered mills represented a high degree of technical sophistication. They still serve as fascinating reminders of how--and where--settlements took hold along North America's rivers. Watson's Mill comes alive in the summer -- full of the noise of water, turbines, grindstones, and people. Lucy Martin followed two modern enthusiasts who help keep it all turning. Go to full article
by Lucy Martin
Jun 23, 2006 — Therapeutic riding programs put children and adults who might otherwise never get their feet into stirrups on horseback. It's fun -- with a purpose. The skills needed to ride -- even the movement of the horse itself -- all have therapeutic value for people with physical or mental disabilities. Lucy Martin visited the Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton, called "TROtt", in Greely, Ontario. Go to full article
by Connie Meng
Jun 20, 2006 — During her recent visit to Canada's Stratford Festival, NCPR theatre critic Connie Meng had a chance to sit down with Colm Feore, one of the leading men at Stratford this season. Feore is an award-winning theatre, film and television actor best known for his portrayal of Pierre Trudeau in a 2002 TV mini-series. Connie had questions for him about theatre and cooking. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Jun 08, 2006 — Details of an alleged terror plot in Canada continue to emerge. As does more information about the operation leading to arrests in Ontario Friday. Brian Mann is in Toronto, spending time in Muslim neighborhoods there. He's also tracking reports that suggest some of the plot now appears not to have been as well developed, or sophisticated as it first looked. He spoke with Martha Foley. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
May 18, 2006 — 25 members of the Mississauga Festival Youth Choir will sing at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton this Saturday night (7 pm). The MYFC is known for its high musical standards and diverse repertoire of classical, jazz, gospel and world music. The group has traveled throughout Canada, the U.S. and Cuba. Todd Moe spoke with Artistic Director Tara-Michelle Nadal. Go to full article
Feb 17, 2006 — A public inquiry into an alleged pedophile sex ring in Cornwall, Ontario is grabbing headlines in Canada. The Ontario government this week began a sort of "truth and reconciliation" process. As David Sommerstein reports, it's designed to lift the sordid cloud that's plagued Cornwall for years and promote community healing. Go to full article
Feb 10, 2006 — Harvesting wind for power has become one of northern New York's hottest, and more controversial, issues. The Maple Ridge wind farm is already spinning out up to 170 megawatts of electricity on the Tug Hill Plateau. Wind power proposals in Cape Vincent, Hopkinton, and Malone have brought out fervent supporters and critics. A Calgary-based company has plans to build an 86-turbine, $410 million wind farm on Wolfe Island. The big Canadian island at the far upstream end of the St. Lawrence River is perfectly situated to catch breezes off Lake Ontario. David Sommerstein spoke with Margaret Knott. She writes a column about Wolfe Island for the weekly Kingston Heritage newspaper. She says the island's 1300 year-round residents have been mostly supportive, but some opposition has surfaced recently. Go to full article