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Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have been unwittingly exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water, with contamination in several cities consistently higher than they ever were in Flint, Michigan.
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Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have been unwittingly exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water, with contamination in several cities consistently higher than they ever were in Flint, Michigan, according to an investigation that tested drinking water in hundreds of homes and reviewed thousands more previously undisclosed results.

An international train tunnel connecting Michigan’s Port Huron to Sarnia, Ontario, has been cleared and repaired following a multi-car train derailment that spilled sulfuric acid and damaged the tracks.

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U.S. border officials say they have seized ancient Egyptian mummy linens during enforcement operations at the Blue Water Bridge that connects Michigan with the Canadian province of Ontario.

Michiganian Hockey Players Trying To Navigate Upheaval In Women’s Pro Hockey World

Jun 5, 2019
Women's Hockey
Chris Tanouye

The demise of the CWHL, and now a player-led boycott of the NWHL, leaves American and Canadian female hockey players wondering what comes next for their careers.

GM Announces Jobs, Electric Vehicle After Trump Criticism

Mar 22, 2019
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Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from the president over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a new electric vehicle at a factory north of Detroit.

Michigan State Students Find A Different Way To Play Hockey – Underwater

Feb 27, 2019
Underwater Hockey
Kara Keating

The sport of underwater hockey is niche but has a stronghold as one of MSU’s most quirky student activities.

Wolf Leaves Isle Royale Through Ice Bridge

Feb 6, 2019
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One of the wolves brought to Isle Royale as part of a relocation effort has left by way of an ice bridge. Ben Thorp has more.


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U.S. officials are reminding travelers that it remains illegal to bring marijuana into the United States at border crossings despite the legalization of the drug in Canada.

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Officials now estimate that a new international bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, will open in late 2024.

Detroit Breaks Ground On New International Bridge

Jul 17, 2018
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Michigan and Canadian officials broke ground Wednesday on the US port of entry site for the Gordie Howe International Bridge.  

Huge Pot Farm Coming To Great Lakes Region

May 31, 2018
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Canada is moving to legalize recreational use of marijuana, and officials say it could happen this fall. As suppliers gear up for the change, a 1 million-square-foot pot greenhouse being built near Lake Ontario is raising some concerns. Great Lakes Today's  Angelica Morrison reports from the town of Niagara on the Lake, which has been best known for wineries and a summer theater festival.


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A two-week search turned up no additional Asian carp in a Chicago waterway where one of the invasive fish recently was found beyond an electric barrier network designed to prevent them from reaching the Great Lakes, officials said Monday.

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The attorney general on Thursday called for shutting down twin oil pipelines beneath the waterway where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet, as the state released a consultant’s report outlining alternative scenarios for the future of oil transport in the ecologically sensitive tourist destination.

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A Canadian man accused of stabbing an airport police officer in Flint, will remain in jail while his case proceeds.

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A Canadian man accused of stabbing an airport police officer in Flint, is returning to court to learn if he’ll remain in custody.

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