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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"
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
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
Apr 19, 2002 — The friendly fire incident which killed 4 Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan has angered many people in Canada. Karen Kelly spoke with residents in downtown Ottawa yesterday and filed this report. Go to full article
Mar 04, 2002 — Noel Coward's Present Laughter, a co-production of the National Arts Centre and Citadel Theatre of Edmonton, opened February 8 in Ottawa. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was there and has this review. Go to full article
Feb 25, 2002 — When We Were Singing is delighting audiences at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening and has this review. Go to full article
Feb 06, 2002 — The Rideau Canal in Ottawa is open for skating. The recent cold temperatures enabled the National Capital Commission to open the popular skating rink--just in time for the Winterlude festival. From Ottawa, Karen Kelly has the story. Go to full article
Jan 25, 2002 — A weekend chamber music series in Ottawa celebrates music by women composers. Todd Moe talks with Janet Danielson, chair of the Association of Canadian Women Composers, who says this weekend's festival celebrates music by women from the past 900 years. Go to full article