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Winter seemingly came early this time around. It stayed late and it sure hit hard. With apologies, perhaps that was our fault. You see, the spouse and I enjoy cross country skiing. Every year we earnestly pray for snow. Hey! Success! As one...
Wednesday morning I turned on CBC's Ottawa Morning to check the all-important weather report. The host said next up was a story on Kemptville College, so I stayed tuned. I thought it would be about some celebration or new program at Eastern...
Well, today we’re all hunkering down for yet another winter storm. But take heart, spring is around the corner. That’s why the National Capital Commission (NCC) closed the Rideau Canal yesterday, ending the 44th Skateway season And what...
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...
News stories tagged with "ontario"
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
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