Canada http://nwpr.org en Book News: New York Public Library Scraps Controversial Renovation http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-new-york-public-library-scraps-controversial-renovation <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>The New York Public Library has abandoned a controversial plan to renovate its 42<sup>nd</sup> Street flagship building. The Central Library Plan, as it was called, would have turned the research institution into a circulating library, moving the books in the historic stacks under the library's reading room to storage in New Jersey. Thu, 08 May 2014 11:52:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 45599 at http://nwpr.org Book News: New York Public Library Scraps Controversial Renovation Foul Weather, Not Protesters, Cause Latest Delay For Megaload http://nwpr.org/post/foul-weather-not-protesters-cause-latest-delay-megaload <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/12/120413AK_Strandberg_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A so-called megaload is stuck just a few miles south of Pendleton on it’s winding route through the Northwest.<p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 00:04:32 +0000 Anna King 38235 at http://nwpr.org Foul Weather, Not Protesters, Cause Latest Delay For Megaload Regional Players Divided On How To Renegotiate Columbia River Treaty http://nwpr.org/post/regional-players-divided-how-renegotiate-columbia-river-treaty <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/09/092013TB_Treaty_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Two federal agencies are recommending that a 50-year-old treaty between the U.S. and Canada be renegotiated to give Northwest electricity ratepayers and salmon a better deal.<p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 23:51:54 +0000 Tom Banse 34501 at http://nwpr.org Regional Players Divided On How To Renegotiate Columbia River Treaty "Inspected Once - Cleared Twice" Is Goal Of International Trade Experiment http://nwpr.org/post/inspected-once-cleared-twice-goal-international-trade-experiment <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A seaport in northern British Columbia is serving as the test site for a venture to make international cargo inspections more efficient. The Canadian consulate in Seattle briefed Washington state legislators Friday (9/13) about this and other initiatives to ease cross-border travel amidst tightened security. Consul Edith </span>St-Hilaire<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> distilled the concept behind the pilot project to this: "Inspected Once - Cleared Twice."</span></p><p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:14:41 +0000 Tom Banse 34221 at http://nwpr.org Canada Defends Hydropower 'Entitlement' From U.S. Northwest http://nwpr.org/post/canada-defends-hydropower-entitlement-us-northwest <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/07/070313TB_Canadian_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Here's a little known fact that may affect your power bill: Every year, public utilities in the Northwest give British Columbia several hundred million dollars worth of electricity. That's to compensate Canada for managing the upper Columbia River to minimize flooding and maximize hydropower downstream.<p>Americans are pushing for a better deal, but the B.C. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 23:09:58 +0000 Tom Banse 30391 at http://nwpr.org Canada Defends Hydropower 'Entitlement' From U.S. Northwest Columbia River Treaty Public Meetings Begin In Spokane http://nwpr.org/post/columbia-river-treaty-public-meetings-begin-spokane <p>A decades-long treaty between the United States and Canada will soon be up for renewal. It governs power management and flood control in the Columbia River Basin. Next year is the first time in 50 years either country can end or revise the treaty.</p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:43:35 +0000 Courtney Flatt 25711 at http://nwpr.org Canadian Smelter Found Liable for U.S. Pollution http://nwpr.org/post/canadian-smelter-found-liable-us-pollution-0 <p>A federal judge Friday found a Canadian smelter responsible for the millions of tons of pollutants it dumped into the Columbia River. Reporting for EarthFix, Courtney Flatt has more. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 15:17:00 +0000 Courtney Flatt 19913 at http://nwpr.org Cross Border Pollution Argued In Federal Court http://nwpr.org/post/cross-border-pollution-argued-federal-court <p>A case involving cross border pollution of the Columbia River rests in the hands of a federal judge today. A Native American tribe and the state of Washington have sued to hold a Canadian mining giant responsible for smelter waste that washed downriver from British Columbia into Washington. Correspondent Tom Banse reports on the latest go-around in U.S. District Court in Yakima. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:18:56 +0000 Tom Banse 16570 at http://nwpr.org Cross Border Pollution Argued In Federal Court Judge To Consider Cross-Border Columbia River Pollution Case http://nwpr.org/post/judge-consider-cross-border-columbia-river-pollution-case <p>Wednesday, a federal judge in Yakima will consider a long-running case about cross border pollution in the Columbia River. The Colville Tribes and the state of Washington are trying to force cleanup of heavy metals dumped in the river for nearly a hundred years by a Canadian smelter. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 00:15:26 +0000 Tom Banse 16484 at http://nwpr.org Judge To Consider Cross-Border Columbia River Pollution Case Report Raises Human Rights Concerns on Wash.-Canada Border http://nwpr.org/post/report-raises-human-rights-concerns-wash-canada-border <p>A new report says border patrol agents in Washington state routinely profile people of certain races and religions. The report released Tuesday by the University and Washington and immigrant advocates focuses on the U.S.-Canada border. KUOW&rsquo;s Liz Jones reports. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 13:17:57 +0000 Liz Jones 6753 at http://nwpr.org Report Raises Human Rights Concerns on Wash.-Canada Border