Canada http://wrvo.org en Is Plattsburgh Montreal's suburb? http://wrvo.org/post/plattsburgh-montreals-suburb <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Jonathan Slater teaches communications at SUNY Plattsburgh. It’s the end of the work day, and he’s headed out to his car to go home.</p><p>But Slater’s commute involves an international border. He lives on the south shore of Montreal, and commutes to Plattsburgh every day.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 12:57:18 +0000 Sarah Harris 40836 at http://wrvo.org Is Plattsburgh Montreal's suburb? Cuomo, Canada come to terms regarding Peace Bridge http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-canada-come-terms-regarding-peace-bridge <p></p><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Buffalo today to discuss an agreement made between the state and Canada regarding the Peace Bridge linking Buffalo to Ontario. Cuomo was joined by Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer and outgoing United States ambassador to Canada, David Jacobson.</p><p>According to the agreement, several projects on the Buffalo side of the bridge will be prioritized, including widening the U.S. Plaza, accelerating several current projects and implementing a new pre-inspection pilot program.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:01:23 +0000 Gino Geruntino 40173 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo, Canada come to terms regarding Peace Bridge Allowing Canadians to stay in U.S. 2 more months "a shot in the arm" http://wrvo.org/post/allowing-canadians-stay-us-2-more-months-shot-arm <p>Older Canadians will be able to spend more time in the United States under a proposal floated by New York Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer.</p><p>Right now, Canadians can stay in the U.S. up to six months. Many retired Canadians use up that time at winter homes in the Southwest or Florida.</p><p>By creating a retiree visa that would allow for eight months spent south of the border, Schumer is hopeful it will translate into more short trips to places closer to the Canadian border, like the Finger Lakes region.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:05:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 39746 at http://wrvo.org Allowing Canadians to stay in U.S. 2 more months "a shot in the arm" State legislature moves one step closer to dissolving Peace Bridge Authority http://wrvo.org/post/state-legislature-moves-one-step-closer-dissolving-peace-bridge-authority <p>A bill that could bring the dissolution of the bi-national peace bridge authority one step closer has passed through the New York State Assembly and Senate.</p><p>Under the bill proposed by <a href="http://www.senatormarkgrisanti.com/">Sen. Mark Grisanti</a> and <a href="http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Sean-Ryan">Assemblyman Sean Ryan</a> the Peace Bridge Authority will have until July, 2014 to get its affairs in order. Ryan says the bill also brings the authority back in line with similar state entities.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:21:29 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 39470 at http://wrvo.org State legislature moves one step closer to dissolving Peace Bridge Authority Destiny USA tries to make it a comfortable destination for tour bus drivers http://wrvo.org/post/destiny-usa-tries-make-it-comfortable-destination-tour-bus-drivers-0 <p>Bus drivers who bring customers to Destiny USA in Syracuse won't be waiting in their buses for passengers to finish shopping anymore. The mall has created a new bus drivers lounge and the idea is to expand on what is already a big source of shoppers at the Syracuse mall. Tue, 21 May 2013 12:32:08 +0000 Ellen Abbott 38153 at http://wrvo.org Destiny USA tries to make it a comfortable destination for tour bus drivers Business lines up against proposed border crossing fee http://wrvo.org/post/business-lines-against-proposed-border-crossing-fee <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Business leaders are joining with several New York members of Congress who oppose the idea of introducing a fee for visitors crossing the border into the U.S., citing the importance of Canadians to upstate New York’s economy.</span> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:22:08 +0000 Ryan Delaney 36832 at http://wrvo.org Business lines up against proposed border crossing fee Proposed border crossing fee faces bipartisan opposition http://wrvo.org/post/proposed-border-crossing-fee-faces-bipartisan-opposition-0 <p>The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s is <a href="http://www.dhs.gov/news/2013/04/18/written-testimony-dhs-secretary-janet-napolitano-house-committee-homeland-security">proposing a border crossing fee</a> for those traveling into the country from Canada. So far the idea is drawing opposition from representatives across New York state. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:15:51 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 36775 at http://wrvo.org Proposed border crossing fee faces bipartisan opposition http://wrvo.org/post/proposed-border-crossing-fee-faces-bipartisan-opposition <p>The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s is <a href="http://www.dhs.gov/news/2013/04/18/written-testimony-dhs-secretary-janet-napolitano-house-committee-homeland-security">proposing a border crossing fee</a> for those traveling into the country from Canada. So far the idea is drawing opposition from representatives across New York state. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:02:53 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 36774 at http://wrvo.org Canada woos entrepreneurs with visa program; should U.S. follow? http://wrvo.org/post/canada-woos-entrepreneurs-visa-program-should-us-follow <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Canada is aiming to woo bright young entrepreneurs with a <a href="http://startupvisa.ca/" target="_blank">startup visa program</a>. The plan offers immediate permanent residence to foreign nationals who are able to secure business funding from Canadian investors. But, there are mixed feelings in the U.S. about the benefits of following suit. Sat, 13 Apr 2013 12:35:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35899 at http://wrvo.org Canada woos entrepreneurs with visa program; should U.S. follow? Vermont, New York weigh in on proposed natural gas pipeline http://wrvo.org/post/vermont-new-york-weigh-proposed-natural-gas-pipeline <p>People packed into the high school auditorium in Hinesburg, Vt. last week, to voice their opinions on a <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/vt-ny-natural-gas-pipeline-stirs-debate">proposed natural gas pipeline</a> before the Vermont Public Service Board. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:21:05 +0000 Sarah Harris 35487 at http://wrvo.org Vermont, New York weigh in on proposed natural gas pipeline Rosamond Gifford Zoo has banner year http://wrvo.org/post/rosamond-gifford-zoo-has-banner-year <p>Last year was a record year for attendance at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse. Several factors combined to make the zoo the place to go last year. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 09:17:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 31865 at http://wrvo.org Rosamond Gifford Zoo has banner year Bill Owens reaches out to Canadian companies http://wrvo.org/post/bill-owens-reaches-out-canadian-companies <p>Representative Bill Owens is working to increase economic ties between the North Country and Canadian businesses.</p><p>The Democrat held a series of meetings in Canada this week in an effort to entice more Canadian companies to look to Northern New York for expansion.</p><p> Fri, 25 May 2012 19:36:20 +0000 Ryan Delaney 19901 at http://wrvo.org Pt. 2: Where does our power come from? http://wrvo.org/post/pt-2-where-does-our-power-come <p>In part one of our series on Canadian power, we brought you a first story on the hydroelectricity New York imports from Canada. Today, we visit the site of a proposed plan that might send more power our way from the Canadian province of Newfoundland &amp; Labrador. Innovation Trail reporter Emma Jacobs says the dam could bring jobs and renewable energy but also bring costs.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 12:47:07 +0000 10411 at http://wrvo.org Pt 1: Where does our power come from? http://wrvo.org/post/pt-1-where-does-our-power-come <p>New York imports hydroelectricity generated by giant dams on Canadian rivers. And some would like to see the state get more of that renewable power. But as Emma Jacobs reports in the first story of our series on New York's imports of Canadian power, there's also opposition to that idea.</p> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 13:26:40 +0000 10343 at http://wrvo.org