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Wind farms continue to generate disagreement. The issue tends to be two-fold: debate about possible health effects for those near turbines and battles over who decides what gets approved and where it goes. In Ontario, the current policy gives...
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...
News stories tagged with "ontario"
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
by Jody Tosti
Jul 17, 2002 — The province of Ontario likely won't appeal a precedent-setting court ruling on same-sex marriages. Provincial Attorney General David Young, commenting on the ruling for the first time since the decision last week, says that's up to Ottawa. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
Jun 05, 2002 — A new environmental study has found toxic emissions increased in Canada during the late 1990's, while pollution in the United States decreased over that same period. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports, critics say the findings reflect the differences in the governments' commitment to cleaning up the environment. Go to full article
Apr 19, 2002 — As US states look for more money to clean up the Great Lakes, the province of Ontario, has come up with some, albeit not a lot. Ontario announced that it will spend about $35 million, US, to clean up the Great Lakes over the next five years. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Karpenchuk has more. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Mar 14, 2002 — Students at Clarkson University presented a new report yesterday on a proposed wildlife corridor that would link the Adirondack Park and Ontario's Algonquin Provincial Park. The study found that the corridor would help animals making the trip between the two parks. But the report also says the idea will draw fierce resistance from private landowners. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Mar 13, 2002 — The consequences of the tainted water tragedy in southern Ontario are still being assessed. Seven people died and more than two thousand were made sick nearly two years ago when the bacteria, e-coli, was found in drinking water in Walkerton, Ontario. Environmentalists across the Great Lakes are concerned that unless the lessons of Walkerton are learned on both sides of the border, water supplies will again be placed at risk. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Karpenchuk reports.
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Mar 08, 2002 — Canadian gaming officials briefed community leaders from the Thousand Islands region Wednesday on the casino under construction in Gananoque, Ontario. It will add to the entertainment mix in the tourism-heavy area. David Sommerstein reports many on the U.S. side of the St. Lawrence fear the casino will bring more bad than good. Go to full article