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.
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.
Families of the Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Munich Games continue to press for an official moment of silence at Friday's opening ceremony in London. Olympic officials say the ceremony is not the appropriate forum, despite growing support for it.