There’s a new front opening in the effort to pump oil out of Canada’s tar sands. Plans to build pipelines to the south to the Gulf of Mexico and to the west to the Pacific Ocean are in question. Now TransCanada wants to head east from Alberta to refineries on the Atlantic.
Chef Antonio Park is of Korean heritage, grew up in Latin America, went to culinary school in Japan and has been living in the Canadian province of Quebec for more than two decades. His specialty is fish, and the fare at his Park Restaurant in Montreal is billed as Japanese, but the flavors are utterly original.
Over 100 restaurants in four Canadian cities brought out their best poutine dishes for a week-long celebration of Canada's favorite dish. Steve Dolinsky visits one establishment, with over 28 types of poutine on the menu.
Mardi Gras is not until next Tuesday. But if you're in Haiti, you could be forgiven for thinking that Carnival's been going on for several days already. Some of the popular Haitian acts are performing as well as Arcade Fire, one of the top alt-rock bands from Montreal, Canada.
Small US airports just south of the Canadian border are doing very well right now. That's because Canadians are driving to the US to take advantage of the much lower costs flights out of American airports.
On Friday, in London, a Zionist organization in London organized an unofficial moment of silence to remember the Israelis killed in the 1972 Munich Olympic Games kidnappings. But the International Olympic Committee continues to reject calls for a formal memorial during the opening ceremonies.
Some tropical butterflies have been turning up as far north as Montreal, Quebec. Scientists at Montreal's Botanical Garden say it's a sign of climate change that the Giant Swallowtail's habitat is shifting north due to milder winters.
When a coup overthrew the government of Sudan in 1989, Ahmed Gallab's family fled to the United States. He was just five. In the 23 years since, Gallab has become a musician. And while his music is infused with the sounds of his heritage, it transcends far beyond that.
The city of Drummondville in Quebec, Canada, is the answer to our Geo Quiz. This weekend the city is holding a festival dedicated to poutine. That's french fries topped with brown gravy and cheese curd.