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 	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

An Eco-History of Upper Canada

Martha Foley talks with historian Neil Forkey about his environmental history of the settlement of Upper Canada. Forkey is a visiting professor in St. Lawrence University's Canadian Studies program. His book is called Shaping the Upper Canadian Frontier: Environment, Society, and Culture in the Trent Valley.  Go to full article

Bike Co-op Pedals Self Sufficiency

When it comes to bicycles, many of us are weekend warriors. The thought of riding a bike to work is intimidating, especially given the chance it might break down. Now, some cycling advocates are helping ordinary people become amateur bike mechanics. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly visited a community-run repair shop and has this report.  Go to full article

Kids Save Frogs From Bulldozers

Every summer, thousands of people wander through swamps and ditches in search of frogs. They're frogwatchers, volunteers across North America, who help scientists track the health and movement of amphibians. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly caught up with one group near Ottawa and found they're no longer just watching frogs, but rescuing them.  Go to full article

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