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.
The Arab world used to be home to hundreds of thousands of Jews who spoke their own variants of Arabic. Today, Judeo-Arabic survives only in exile. We hear stories of language and exodus from three Judeo-Arabic speakers now living in Montreal. Plus, novelist Louie Cronin on satirizing linguistics.
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.
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.
Kevin Barnes was an awkward teenager. He was a loner. But music changed his life. Not just any music, of course. The Rolling Stones' Under My Thumb, to be preise. While his music continues to evolve, the influence of the Stones is apparent.
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.