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In case you missed it, an election has been called for Quebec, with a vote scheduled for April 7. According to polls and political analysts, top issues include the usual mix, such as the economy, jobs and taxes. That’s usually plenty, but...
I really don't know what took me so long, but last year was the first time I attended a mainstay of the Ottawa gardening scene, something called Seedy Saturday. Twelve months later it's back, so I'd like to share particulars for the 2014 event:...
Yesterday afternoon I was driving on Fisher Avenue near the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa when my car filled with a strange odor. I wondered if my radiator might be boiling over, because what else would smell that much so quickly? Part of me...
Not sure how I missed it earlier, but hey! February 1-7 is Poutine Week in Canada! OK, this is just the start of an unofficial culinary celebration. But organizers are hoping it takes off and one day, perhaps, Canada will honor this national...
After a period of relative strength or parity, the Canadian dollar recently dropped to roughly ninety cents against one U.S. dollar. (As of Friday, at least. Rates do fluctuate.) Those familiar with economics know the various ins and outs of such a...
News stories tagged with "quebec"
by NCPR News
Oct 30, 2006 — 17 young pianists from around the world competed in the 3rd annual Julia Crane International Piano Competition at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam this weekend. The winner was 18-year-old Olivier Hebert-Bouchard, from Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. Here he plays Diabolical Suggestion by Prokofiev. Go to full article
by Greg Warner
Aug 23, 2006 — The 11th annual Klezkanada is this week, in the Quebec countryside just north of Montreal. It's the place to be for players and fans of klezmer and other Yiddish music. The goal is to bring together younger and older generations to learn from each other. Gregory Warner went to the opening night concert. He sent this audio postcard. Go to full article
Jul 29, 2005 — 21 New York forest rangers and assistant forest rangers returned late last night from northern Quebec. They spent the last two weeks helping to fight dozens of wild fires that have burned nearly two million acres in the region around James Bay. The New York crew included veteran firefighters from across the north country. Brian Mann spoke with Rob Praczkajlo, a forest ranger based in Jay. Go to full article
Jul 19, 2005 — Six fire fighters from the North Country are helping in the fight against wildfires in Quebec. The crew is part of a 21-person team sent north late last week. As Brian Mann reports, they'll be fighting forest fires in one of the hardest-hit areas. Go to full article
Mar 09, 2005 — Every year, snow sculptors from the U-S and Canada travel to northern cities to carve huge works of art. They often depict things such as sea monsters and native spirits. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports, these artists are driven by a shared passion for the outdoors. Go to full article
Feb 16, 2005 — Earlier this month, Environment Canada issued smog warnings for the Montreal area for six straight days. Higher elevations gave a clear view of the brown smog layer on the horizon. Quebec's environment minister Thomas Mulcair blamed wood smoke. He said in Quebec, residential wood burning accounts for more fine particle pollution than industry or transportation. And he said he'll introduce legislation this year to crack down on inefficient, polluting stoves and fireplaces. Air quality is recognized as a winter-time problem on the U.S. side of the border, too. And as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Sarah Hulett reports, we might be hearing more about this type of pollution in our daily weather reports. Go to full article
Nov 01, 2004 — The supply of flu vaccine is extremely tight in the U.S. On Friday, two hundred and sixty people from Plattsburgh crossed the border in a caravan arranged by local officials. Seniors paid twenty-five dollars apiece to get their shots at a private clinic. As North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports, the locally-organized effort still leaves thousands of high-risk people unprotected. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Sep 29, 2004 — Christopher Swain finished swimming the length of Lake Champlain Tuesday. The 36-year-old from Colchester, Vermont arrived in Quebec shortly before two-o-clock yesterday afternoon. He told Todd Moe he set out on the 129-mile voyage in August to raise awareness about water quality. Go to full article
May 14, 2004 — Governor Pataki met with Quebec's premier yesterday in Montreal. The men signed a series of agreements designed to strengthen trade ties. As Brian Mann reports, a major goal is improving transportation across the US-Canada border. Go to full article