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Sunday morning, workers at the St. Albert’s Fromagerie escaped the factory as a fire engulfed the older of two buildings. No one was injured, but the damage is a major blow to the small community of St. Albert, Ontario, about 25 miles north...
This past weekend Ontario’s Liberal Party chose a new leader, who will take over as premier from Dalton McGuinty. The new premier-designate is Kathleen Wynne, a Toronto area member of the provincial parliament who was also a minister in...
This post is about having babies and saving money. The first topic doesn’t interest everyone. But saving money usually matters. Since health care in Ontario is largely funded and delivered under the supervision of the province, getting a...
Hey, skate fans! The National Capital Commission just emailed a press release stating a 2.2 kilometer section of the Rideau Canal Skateway will open Friday, January 18th at 7 am. (From Bank Street Bridge to Pretoria Bridge.) An official opening...
How important is boat traffic to the Rideau Canal and the communities along that corridor? And what effect might higher fees have on canal usage? From Jan 11 until Feb 18, Parks Canada is seeking public comment on a variety of user fees, most of...
News stories tagged with "ontario"
Dec 04, 2003 — Environmentalists say the new government of Ontario has failed its first green challenge. The liberals under premier Dalton McGuinty could not keep a promise to protect a swath of ecologically sensitive land north of Toronto. And as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Karpenchuk reports, environmental activists say they've been betrayed and are losing faith in the new government. Go to full article
Oct 07, 2003 — Canadian officials plan to build a new bridge that spans part of the St. Lawrence River near Massena. A smaller bridge would save money at a time when border crossings are down. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
by Karen Kelly
Aug 27, 2003 — After the recent power outage, some residents in Ontario, Canada were asked to cut their use of electricity in half. Some hoped the experience would convince people to change their behavior permanently. But as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports, environmentalists are arguing for a more permanent approach to energy efficiency. Go to full article
by Karen Kelly
Aug 18, 2003 — It'll be anything but business as usual as Ontario struggles to return to work following last week's massive blackout. Millions of Ontarians had an unexpected day off Friday, and many will be off again today as stores, businesses and industry try to operate on half power. Martha Foley talks with Ottawa correspondent Karen Kelly. Go to full article
by Connie Meng
Jul 07, 2003 — St. Lawrence Stage Company in Brockville has opened their second production of the season, the musical Dames at Sea, which runs through July 26. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening and has this review Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
May 27, 2003 — Plans are underway for a US-Canadian music and art festival next year. Leaders from St.Lawrence communities met with Canadian organizers in April to make plans for a month-long series of events that would line both sides of the river. Jody Tosti has more. Go to full article
May 19, 2003 — Two Great Lakes states and one Canadian province are near the top of the list when it comes to the production of toxic chemicals. That's the finding of the latest study from an international agency set up under NAFTA. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Bill Cohen reports. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Mar 31, 2003 — Dozens of cases of a deadly flu-like illness known as Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome have been reported in the United States. Two cases have been confirmed in northern New York - and more than a hundred across the border in Ontario. Possible exposure to the disease has also ended the season for two National Hockey League players from Buffalo. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Sep 03, 2002 — Seven people died and more than two thousand were made ill when e-coli bacteria contaminated Walkerton, Ontario's water supply more than two years ago. The contamination came from cattle manure that had leeched into the ground. Now, the government of Ontario has come out with its plans in an attempt to prevent another tragedy like Walkerton. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Karpenchuk reports. Go to full article
by Connie Meng
Aug 27, 2002 — A colorful production of Snoopy is the final offering of the season at St. Lawrence Stage Company in Brockville. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended the opening night performance and has this review. Go to full article