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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...
This has been another day to avoid driving or proceed with extra care, thanks to recent snow and gusty winds. It’s actually quite beautiful as I write this – blue skies and lots of fluffy snow. But then the wind kicks up – and...
News stories tagged with "ottawa"
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
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