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Lake Ontario to Cool Toronto

The city of Toronto is using the deep, chilly waters of Lake Ontario as "green" air conditioning for some of its skyscrapers. David Sommerstein explains how.  Go to full article
Tom Rooney as Hamlet. David Cooper photo.
Tom Rooney as Hamlet. David Cooper photo.

Theatre Review: Hamlet at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

A full-length production of Shakespeare's Hamlet runs at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa through January 27. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article

Toronto Kickstarts Recycling Initiative

Ontario appears to be ready to take more steps to protect the environment on the north side of the Great Lakes. The new liberal government wants to rid the province of its bad name, especially on issues like recycling and composting. That means diverting 60 percent of the province's garbage from landfills within the next five years, which could be good news for landfills south of the border. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Karpenchuk reports, the city of Toronto is taking the lead.  Go to full article
Aura Carcueva, Denis Akiyama. Photo: David Hawe.
Aura Carcueva, Denis Akiyama. Photo: David Hawe.

Theatre Review: Tiger of Malaya at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

The world premiere of Tiger of Malaya has opened the Studio Series at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and runs through December 6. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at a recent performance and has this review.  Go to full article

An Eco-History of Upper Canada

Martha Foley talks with historian Neil Forkey about his environmental history of the settlement of Upper Canada. Forkey is a visiting professor in St. Lawrence University's Canadian Studies program. His book is called Shaping the Upper Canadian Frontier: Environment, Society, and Culture in the Trent Valley.  Go to full article

SARS Update from Toronto

Brian Mann is in Toronto covering the second SARS outbreak there for NPR. Martha Foley talks with him about conditions in the city, and at border crossings between northern New York and Ontario.  Go to full article

Getting Tourists Back to Toronto

Despite the fear of SARS, it appears people are responding favourably to an offer aimed at getting people to visit Toronto. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

Environmental Cloak and Dagger

Keeping track of polluters in a country as large as Canada poses a serious challenge. Truckloads of hazardous waste cross the border with the U.S. every day. Logging companies work near protected wildlife. And smoke from factories fills the air. But the Canadian government has a new weapon in the fight against polluters. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports on Canada's growing team of environmental spies.  Go to full article

Cubans Seek Political Asylum in Canada

Some of the 23 Cubans who stayed in Canada following World Youth Day have emerged from seclusion to apply for refugee status. The rest are expected to do the same this week with help and support from the local Cuban community. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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