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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...
Sometimes it takes fresh eyes to appreciate things one might take for granted. Take “Blues in the Schools“, in which real blues musicians drench kids in that genre and its thematic principles. A program in Ottawa has been doing that with...
Well, it’s Valentine’s Day, depending on how you feel about so-called Hallmark holidays, or where you live. As reported by CNN: Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry has designated northern Georgia a “NO VALENTINES DAY...
We had a blast last Saturday in Ottawa…. All 55 of us, plus our NCPR Ottawa correspondent Lucy Martin. The fun started the moment we got off the bus at Byward Market. If you’ve been there before, you’ll recognize the totem pole...
News stories tagged with "ottawa"
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
by Connie Meng
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
by Connie Meng
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
by Todd Moe
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