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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"
Aug 06, 2002 — Todd Moe talks with Julian Armour, Artistic Director of the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, one of Canada's major cultural events. Crowds are lining up at venues throughout Ottawa this week to hear some of the world's best chamber and classical musicians. Go to full article
Jul 30, 2002 — The violence began in 1999, during protests at the World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle. Since then, police and anti-globalization protestors have clashed at events around the world. But the demonstrations at the most recent meeting of world leaders were peaceful. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports, many credit a new approach to policing. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Jul 29, 2002 — There's a report the Canadian federal government is considering withdrawing from the marriage business and leaving it to the church. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Jun 27, 2002 — Four damaged police cars, one injured police officer, a little spray painting and one arrest. That's the damage from yesterday's anti-G-8 demonstrations in Ottawa. Martha Foley talks with reporter Karen Kelly in Ottawa about the protests. Go to full article
Jun 27, 2002 — The G8 protests in Calgary and Ottawa have been peaceful, so far. One of the leading globalization critics in Canada is the Council of Canadians, a citizen watchdog group based in Ottawa. David Sommerstein spoke with the Council's spokesman, Bill Moore-Kilgannon, about the protests in Ottawa. Moore-Kilgannon says G-8 leaders in Alberta are discussing policies that strengthen corporations at the expense of elected governments. Go to full article
by Karen Kelly
Jun 26, 2002 — Protest groups say they plan to paralyze downtown Ottawa with marches today and tomorrow. The groups are demonstrating against a meeting of G-8 leaders taking place outside of Calgary. As Karen Kelly reports, the demonstrators' call to action has many people in Ottawa worried. Go to full article
In Canada, A Church Sex Abuse Scandal Touches Thousands of Natives and Lawsuits Threaten Religious Groups With Bankruptcy
by Brian Mann
Jun 06, 2002 — While the Roman Catholic church in the United States wrestles with its sex-abuse scandal, churches in Canada face a crisis of their own. For more than a century, Canada's government forced native children into boarding schools - schools run by the country's leading churches. Now, thousands of former students claim they were raped and beaten, by priests and other school officials. Hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent, to settle victim claims and to rebuild native communities. But as North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports, the crush of lawsuits is forcing Canadian religious groups into bankruptcy. Go to full article
by Connie Meng
May 13, 2002 — The National Arts Centre's English Theatre is closing out its season with the Canadian premiere of Tom Stoppard's latest play, Indian Ink. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night performance and has this review. Go to full article
May 08, 2002 — Royal watchers in Canada's capital region are getting a double dose this week. The King and Queen of Norway visited Hull to unveil a Vikings exhibit at the Museum of Civilization yesterday, and Princess Margriet of the Netherlands arrives tomorrow to attend the annual Tulip Festival in Ottawa. Todd Moe reports. Go to full article