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Do you wear something – anything – that indicates a religious inclination? Does it bother you if someone else does? Is that something government can regulate? These questions are the subject of intense debate in Quebec and (to a lesser...
I cover the Champlain Valley, so I cross back and forth between Vermont and New York a lot. Sometimes the places blur together and I don’t even notice I’ve crossed the state line. But other times – in the islands, in Port Henry and Whitehall,...
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...
News stories tagged with "quebec"
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
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
Nov 07, 2002 — Todd Moe talks with Native American writer and storyteller Joseph Bruchac, who speaks tonight at St. Lawrence University (Griffiths Arts Center, Room 123, 7:30 pm). His talk will examine the controversial 1759 raid by Robert Rogers on the Abenaki natives, at their village on the St. Francis River in Quebec. The event is also the subject of Bruchac's new historical novel, The Winter People. Go to full article
Sep 27, 2002 — Transportation giant Bombardier announced today that the company will lay off six percent of its workforce. The move is a blow to the economy in Quebec, where more than a thousand jobs will go. Brian Mann reports it appears that the decision will affect plants in Vermont, but not in New York. Go to full article
by Karen DeWitt
Jul 09, 2002 — People in most parts of New York State noticed a haze and smog this weekend, caused by fires in the Canadian province of Quebec. While the change of wind patterns meant clearer air on Monday, health organizations that monitor air quality say there could be more unhealthy air coming this week. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
May 23, 2002 — Governor Pataki and Quebec Premier Bernard Landry agreed on Wednesday to spend tens of millions of dollars developing cross-border trade. The pact followed the first-ever New York-Quebec summit. Brian Mann reports from Plattsburgh.
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May 17, 2002 — Today is Syttende Mai, Constitution Day in Norway. To celebrate, our resident Norseman Todd Moe tours the new Vikings exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull, Quebec, and chats with two Norwegian experts on Viking culture. The exhibition celebrates the rich Viking legacy and recalls the Viking arrival in North America 1,000 years ago. Go to full article