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Every so often some new sinkhole makes the news. This week the local hole worth knowing about opened up in West Quebec and closed Highway 148 between Luskville and Quyon. That got me poking around the Internet on the subject of sinkholes in...
Sure, the FIFA World Cup has been really exciting. But in North America “football” still means moving a pointy pigskin up and down the field, with lots of padding and bruising tackles. The NFL stands on top of that heap, but...
Ask any grower and they'll tell you that producing food is one challenge – selling it is another. Sure, there's a boom going for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) distribution models and the farmer's market scene feels stronger all the...
Well, today we’re all hunkering down for yet another winter storm. But take heart, spring is around the corner. That’s why the National Capital Commission (NCC) closed the Rideau Canal yesterday, ending the 44th Skateway season And what...
NCPR has made a point of highlighting Olympic athletes from this listening area, with lots of extra reporting/photography from Brian Mann, Chris Knight and Nancie Battaglia. It’s a nice touch. Unfortunately, I’ve been a bit lax about...
News stories tagged with "ottawa"
by Martha Foley
Jun 24, 2003 — 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
Jun 18, 2003 — 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
Jun 16, 2003 — 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
by Connie Meng
Apr 03, 2003 — 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
Apr 02, 2003 — 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
Mar 24, 2003 — 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
Mar 21, 2003 — This week, Canadian prime minister Jean Chretien announced that Canada will not join the United States in its war on Iraq. Recent opinion polls suggested 60 percent of Canadians believed Canada should only go to war under the umbrella of the United Nations. On the streets of Ottawa yesterday, reporter Karen Kelly found reaction to Canada's decision is mixed. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Mar 03, 2003 — Groups around the state will perform an ancient Greek play tomorrow to protest a possible war with Iraq. The Lysistrata Project spans 56 countries. Productions in New York state will happen everywhere from a community college auditorium in Plattsburgh, an art gallery in Ithaca, a mall bookstore in Syracuse, and even a cafe in Saratoga Springs. Actors in a Buffalo production include Republicans, liberals, conservatives and peace-loving patriots. Todd Moe talks with NCPR resident theatre critic Connie Meng about project and the play. Go to full article
by Connie Meng
Feb 13, 2003 — Theatre critic Connie Meng has a review of the award-winning play The Shape of a Girl, at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The play runs through Saturday, February 22. Go to full article