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Today we’re excited to have a new regular contributor join us on The Dirt. Lucy Martin lives south of urban Ottawa and writes regularly for NCPR’s other blogs. A couple times a month, she’ll share the view of food and farm issues...
Folk music isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But music, culture and people who make a difference deserve space in the public radio spectrum. With that in mind, here’s word on the passing of a major figure in the Ottawa folk scene....
Another food and culture related entry from our guest blogger Phil LaMarche, who teaches English at SUNY Canton. My fascination with French cuisine started in my mother’s and grandmother’s kitchens. At the time I had no idea that all those...
The Great Pyramid of Giza (by the way, the only remaining “wonder” from the original list) and the Great Wall of China (from a list compiled more than a millennium after the original list) are certainly great–but you can’t...
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 "ottawa"
Jan 27, 2003 — Cars are among the largest polluters in the world. They contribute to the smog that hangs over many large cities and they're a major culprit in the creation of greenhouse gas emissions. But most of us are reluctant to give up our cars altogether. As Karen Kelly reports, a growing number of North Americans are opting to share a car instead. Go to full article
Jan 21, 2003 — Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale opened January 16 on the Main Stage at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and runs through February 1. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng bundled up, made the trip, and has this review. Go to full article
Jan 17, 2003 — Thousands of people will march tomorrow in Washington, San Francisco, Ottawa, and dozens of places around the world in opposition to a war with Iraq. David Sommerstein reports North Country peace activists are taking a more local approach. Go to full article
Dec 02, 2002 — NCPR theatre critic Connie Meng previews some holiday performances coming in December: Angel Square at the NAC in Ottawa, Really Rosie at Syracuse Stage, and A Christmas Carol at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake. Go to full article
Dec 02, 2002 — A lively production of Candida opened last Thursday at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening and has this review. Candida runs through December 14. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Nov 15, 2002 — With or without United Nations backing, the U-S is asking Canada to be ready to join it should military action be needed in Iraq. Secretary of State Colin Powell says the U.S. will be looking for support from Canada and other allies if Saddam Hussein doesn't cooperate with U.N. weapons inspectors. Powell made the comments Thursday after meeting with Foreign Affairs Minister Bill Graham in Ottawa. Martha Foley talks with Ottawa correspondent Karen Kelly. Go to full article
Oct 23, 2002 — The National Arts Centre's Main Stage season has opened with the new play Mary's Wedding. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was in Ottawa for the second performance and has this review. Mary's Wedding runs through November 2. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Oct 14, 2002 — Under driving wind and rain yesterday, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip attended a Canadian Thanksgiving service in Ottawa. About 3,500 people joined the royal couple for the outdoor ceremony on Parliament Hill. Todd Moe chats with some of the many royal watchers. Go to full article
Sep 27, 2002 — The Governor of the Dew and The Velvet Devil, two one-act plays, are playing in the Studio at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa through October 5. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended opening night and has our review. Go to full article
Aug 27, 2002 — Canada's environment minister is threatening action if Ontario doesn't meet the air pollution standards set out in a treaty signed by Canada and the U-S. But as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports, environmentalists remain skeptical that change will occur. Go to full article