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The Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race

Every year, engineering students throughout North America hold competitions to test their skills. They build robots and solar cars--combining technical prowess with creative design. In Canada, engineering students have devised their own contest. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports, their contribution to the engineering world is a toboggan made of concrete.  Go to full article
b-f: Andrew Buckland & Lionel Newton. Photo: Bruce Monk.
b-f: Andrew Buckland & Lionel Newton. Photo: Bruce Monk.

Theatre Review: The Well Being at the NAC in Ottawa

The Well Being, an import from South Africa, runs in the Studio at the National Arts Centre through February 7. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article
Tom Rooney as Hamlet. David Cooper photo.
Tom Rooney as Hamlet. David Cooper photo.

Theatre Review: Hamlet at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

A full-length production of Shakespeare's Hamlet runs at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa through January 27. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article
 	Winter cyclists in Ottawa brave the weather on their daily commutes. (Photo © Richard Guy Briggs)
Winter cyclists in Ottawa brave the weather on their daily commutes. (Photo Richard Guy Briggs)

Bike Commuters Coast Through Winter Weather

By the first snowfall, most of us have long ago put our bicycles away. But in every city, there are a few die-hard souls who keep pedaling all winter long. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly offers a profile of the winter cyclist.  Go to full article
Aura Carcueva, Denis Akiyama. Photo: David Hawe.
Aura Carcueva, Denis Akiyama. Photo: David Hawe.

Theatre Review: Tiger of Malaya at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

The world premiere of Tiger of Malaya has opened the Studio Series at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and runs through December 6. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at a recent performance and has this review.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Feelgood at Great Canadian Theatre Company, Ottawa

The Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa, better known as GCTC, is currently presenting the Canadian premiere of the British comedy Feelgood. It runs through November 1. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng went up for the opening and has this review.  Go to full article

Tougher Border Security Concerns Canadian Arabs

Since the 2001 terrorist attacks, Canadian visitors to the the U.S. have faced tougher scrutiny at the border. This is especially true for Canadians of Arab descent. Many have been fingerprinted and photographed. Some have been deported back to the country of their birth rather than their current home. Karen Kelly reports on one recent incident that has renewed concerns within the Canadian Arab community.  Go to full article

Canada Looks for Permanent Power Solutions

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

Life Slowly Returns to Normal in Ontario

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

Green Buildings Mean Retail Greenbacks

Green building experts have known how to make buildings more energy efficient for a long time, but the building industry is slow to change - especially in retail. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports on one company that's challenging the status quo:.  Go to full article

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