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Here’s one about potential traps strewn across unfamiliar cultural landscapes. As recounted by the National Post, a French author and a French publishing house with a popular series of children’s books set in Quebec got it wrong...
Euthanasia has always been a controversial topic. Proponents see it as a simple, logical route to a “good death”, as found in the word’s Greek roots. After all, we all die. Offering a less painful exit (in appropriate...
NCPR’s David Sommerstein already brought you the story of Quebec’s Strategic reserve of Maple Syrup. Reports of a major theft of syrup from a warehouse connected to that reserve were mentioned in an In Box post early this September. In...
I generally hunt and gather an odd array of topics and try to give politics a bit of a rest. But no mercy today, because of a provincial election called this past week. The last time Quebec hit the radar screen in the U.S., Montreal was gripped by a...
Reports in Ontario and Quebec indicate fruit crops have been heavily damaged by this spring’s weather fluctuations. As summarized by the Globe and Mail: Extreme weather over the past few months has had a devastating impact on fruit growers...
News stories tagged with "quebec"
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
Nov 14, 2003 — Long before Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg, before videos and TVs, storytelling happened the old fashioned way; one person sat down with another and talked. Catherine Charron grew up near Lake Champlain in a household full of storytellers. Lamar Bliss reports for Traditional Arts in Upstate New York about Charron's family and where Catherine is telling stories now. Go to full article
Nov 04, 2003 — At the turn of the last century, lumberjacks throughout the northern U.S. and Canada sent millions of logs downriver. Many were destined for ships headed to Great Britain. But about ten percent of the logs sank along the way. In recent years, some of that old wood has been retrieved and sold on the market. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports on a pair of cabinetmakers who are using it to recapture a part of history. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Oct 30, 2003 — A trio of musicians from Montreal is visiting 13 North Country schools this week. Matapat will also bring its brand of cross-cultural folk music to Creative Spirit Arts Center in Potsdam for a jam session Saturday (4-6pm). Todd Moe talks with Matapat's Gaston Bernard, who grew up in a large family where musical gatherings were commonplace. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Apr 16, 2003 — Election results this week indicate the party created to bring independence to French-speaking Quebec has lost its bid for a third-straight term. The loss is a blow to Quebec separatists who hoped for another referendum on sovereignty. The last referendum in 1995 failed by less than a percentage point. Martha Foley talks with Robert Thacker of the St. Lawrence University Canadian Studies Program about the implications of the vote. Go to full article
Nov 13, 2002 — Scientists are testing a wolf-like carcass found on the south side of the St. Lawrence River, in Quebec. Some researchers say a small pack of wolves might be living in the wilderness just north of the U.S-Vermont border. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article