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Readers may recall the Bixi bike share system in cities like Ottawa and New York City. Despite Bixi’s slew of financial and managerial problems, a recent press release suggests continued support for that form of rented transportation...
It’s become pretty clear that shipping oil by rail raises serious issues. That might make the case for pipelines seem more attractive, but nothing’s ever simple, is it? We’re still left with questions about pipeline safety. Plus...
The supply and price of natural gas is buffeted by local factors and global markets. Between those two pressure points, natural gas prices are suddenly on the rise. Two weeks ago an In Box post mentioned that a major supplier of natural gas in...
The fractious issue of childhood vaccinations is back in the news in Ottawa after health officials here recorded the first case of measles since 2011. (And it’s amazing how little the whole subject has changed since I was a new parent well...
Ask any grower and they'll tell you that producing food is one challenge – selling it is another. Sure, there's a boom going for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) distribution models and the farmer's market scene feels stronger all the...
News stories tagged with "ontario"
Nov 29, 2004 — Ontario provincial leaders say they're not willing to sign a draft agreement aimed at protecting the Great Lakes from diversion in its current form. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Sarah Hulett reports, observers say Ontario's objections won't sidetrack negotiations on the agreement known as the Great Lakes Charter Annex. Go to full article
Mar 25, 2004 — Another major piece is about to fall into place in the battle to contain the Asian Carp from spreading into the Great Lakes. Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources is set to slap a ban on importing the invasive carp. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Karpenchuk reports. Go to full article
Jan 22, 2004 — As many as eight new nuclear reactors might be built over the next twenty years if recommendations are acted on north of the border. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Karpenchuk reports, dwindling energy supplies have put Ontario's new government in a corner, and political leaders say there may be little choice but to build more nuclear plants. Go to full article
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