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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

Theatre Review: Last Romantics at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

The World Premiere of Last Romantics opened Tuesday in the Studio at the National Arts Centre and runs through April 12. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended the opening and has this review.  Go to full article

U.S.-Canada Relations: How Should Canada Respond?

While the majority of Canadians supported their prime minister's decision to stay out of Iraq, many are also expressing concerns about the ramifications. Business leaders, in particular, worry that the Bush administration will vent its displeasure in the marketplace. They fear contracts may be cancelled and shipments held up at the border. Most people agree relations between the two governments are the worst they've been in recent history. But as Karen Kelly reports, there are different theories on how Canada should respond.  Go to full article

Canadians Stage Weekend Peace Protests

About 200,000 people marched in Montreal and thousands more in Toronto over the weekend. In Ottawa, an estimated 5,000 protesters demonstrated in front of the U.S. embassy. Karen Kelly attended the protest and has this report.  Go to full article

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