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A new bridge for the Champlain Valley, seen at dawn this morning. Photo:  Brian Mann
A new bridge for the Champlain Valley, seen at dawn this morning. Photo: Brian Mann

Lakeside living on Lake Champlain

Bill Howland is director of the Lake Champlain Basin Program, an organization that "works in partnership with government agencies from New York, Vermont, and Qubec, private organizations, local communities, and individuals to coordinate and fund efforts that benefit the Lake Champlain Basin's water quality, fisheries, wetlands, wildlife, recreation, and cultural resources."

Sarah Harris sat down with him to discuss the geography of the Champlain Valley -- and what it means for people living near the lake.  Go to full article
The view from the boat. Photo: Sarah Harris
The view from the boat. Photo: Sarah Harris

Sailing on Lake Champlain

Sailing is a big part of life on Lake Champlain. Each summer, marinas from Whitehall to Rouses Point fill up with boats - and a lot of them belong to Canadians.  Go to full article
Keeping vigil and keeping watch at St. Agnes Church in Lac-Megantic. Photo: Brian Mann
Keeping vigil and keeping watch at St. Agnes Church in Lac-Megantic. Photo: Brian Mann

In Lac-Megantic, first steps toward normal

The official death toll in Lac-Megantic Canada has risen to 35, following the deadly train explosion earlier this month that flattened a big part of the community's downtown.

Now the rural Canadian town is making its first, painful steps toward recovery.  Go to full article
Emergency service crews at work in the blast and fire zone of Lac-Mégantic. Photo: Sureté du Québec
Emergency service crews at work in the blast and fire zone of Lac-Mgantic. Photo: Suret du Qubec

On the scene of Lac-Megantic's tragic train wreck

All 50 people still missing after the explosive train wreck in Lac-Megantic, Quebec Saturday are now presumed dead. The Associated Press reports the CEO of the parent company that operates the train plans to meet with residents and the town's mayor today. He faced jeers when he visited the town yesterday.

NCPR's Brian Mann is in Lac-Megantic reporting for this station and NPR. He spoke Martha Foley this morning.  Go to full article
Montreal interim mayor Michael Applebaum, photographed in 2009. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/22168167@N00/4285756633/">abdallahh</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved - See <a href="http://blogs.northcountrypublicradio.org/inbox/2013/06/17/montreal-mayor-michael-applebaum-arrested-on-14-charges/">more at the In Box</a>
Montreal interim mayor Michael Applebaum, photographed in 2009. Photo: abdallahh, Creative Commons, some rights reserved - See more at the In Box

Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum arrested

Another Canadian mayor is in political trouble. Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum was arrested on multiple corruption charges early yesterday morning. Now, Quebec premier Pauline Marois is calling for Applebaum to resign.  Go to full article
Couple skating in Quebec. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/etolane/">Etolane</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved
Couple skating in Quebec. Photo: Etolane, CC some rights reserved

Court upholds Quebec rule for common law couples

A third of all Quebec couples have "common law" partnerships - not marriages. A ruling last week in a case that's been making its way through the courts now confirms that if they split up, no one can claim alimony.  Go to full article
One of the images from the <i>"Tsi Nón:we Tewèn:teron"</i> or <i>Where My Home Is</i> exhibit at BluSeed studios in Saranac Lake.
One of the images from the "Tsi Nn:we Tewn:teron" or Where My Home Is exhibit at BluSeed studios in Saranac Lake.

BluSeed exhibit features work by young Mohawk printmakers

A new art exhibit that connects First Nations history and culture in Quebec with a variety of printmaking techniques opens at BluSeed Studios in Saranac Lake on Friday night. Todd Moe talks with Kahnawake Mohawk artist Martin Loft about the exhibit titled, "Tsi Nn:we Tewn:teron" or Where My Home Is. The show includes a wide range of works on paper created by thirteen young Mohawk artists.  Go to full article
Algae bloom. Photo: Lake George Waterkeeper
Algae bloom. Photo: Lake George Waterkeeper

Blue green algae may have caused fish kill in Lake Champlain

Blue-green algae blooms in Lake Champlain have intensified with late summer heat. Rouses Point, Missisquoi Bay, and North Beach in Burlington all issued warnings last week, and scientists say the algae blooms may have triggered a fish kill several weeks ago in Missisquoi Bay.  Go to full article
Father Delbel addresses parents and parishioners at a meeting shortly after the school closure was announced.
Father Delbel addresses parents and parishioners at a meeting shortly after the school closure was announced.

Champlain's St. Mary's Academy closes its doors

Another Catholic school is closing in the North Country. St Mary's Academy, a pre-kindergarden to 6th grade elementary school within the Clinton County town of Champlain, won't reopen in the fall.

Catholic officials blame declining enrollment, a budget deficit, and worries about long-term debt.

But for parents of the 46 kids, from New York, Quebec and Vermont, who went to St. Mary's, the decision has meant painful changes.  Go to full article
Jon Kovecses and Eva Redwanly
Jon Kovecses and Eva Redwanly

For Quebec's common law couples, an uncertain future

Here in New York, debate over same-sex marriage has existed for the last few years. But just across the border in Quebec, the big issue is that a lot of couples never marry at all. One third of Quebecois couples have de facto, or common law, partnerships. They live together, join their finances and have families without getting married. That's different than in the U.S., where common law relationships are fairly rare. And now, a case now making its way through the courts may change the rules for millions of unmarried Quebecois couples. Sarah Harris has more.  Go to full article

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