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US Border Patrol Agent peers across the St. Lawrence River.
US Border Patrol Agent peers across the St. Lawrence River.

St. Lawrence River Smuggling has a Venerable History

Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence County historian Trent Trulock about the long history of smuggling on the St. Lawrence River.  Go to full article
The US-Canada border on tribal land in the town of St. Regis is marked only by a small stone obelisk.

Akwesasne: Two Countries, One Nation and the Border

As the federal government seeks to beef up border security since September 11, it's begun working with tribal governments to make patrolling these areas more effective. The lands of the Akwesasne Mohawks near Massena are actually split in two by the U.S-Canada border. As David Sommerstein reports, the area highlights both the challenges of border security on and near reservations and some new initiatives in border patrol.  Go to full article

Ottawa Rideau Canal Skating Still on Hold

Despite the fervent wishes of many in Ottawa, the Rideau Canal skateway remains closed. Officials at the National Capitol Commission announced today that the ice is still too thin to open the canal this weekend. Karen Kelly has a report from Ottawa.  Go to full article

Mohawk and US Officials Investigate Akwesasne Smuggling Incident

St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police are working with U.S. investigators to determine how seven people smuggled several pounds of marijuana and over two thousand dollars of...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Vinci at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Vinci, a new play about the mother of Leonardo daVinci, opened January 10 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was there and has...  Go to full article

Border Town Residents Assess the New Security Deal

Following new border agreements between the U.S. and Canada, we visit border towns between New York and Quebec, where there's both approval and concern. David Sommerstein...  Go to full article

Working Toward an International Wildlife Refuge

An effort to create North America's first international wildlife refuge is gathering speed. The refuge will be a partnership between Canada and the U.S. The Great Lakes...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Twelfth Night at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night has opened for a holiday season run at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was there and has this...  Go to full article

Border Security Pact Controversial in Canada

Canadian and American officials signed an agreement Wednesday to increase border security while protecting the free flow of goods. The deal calls for the creation of a "smart...  Go to full article

Quebec Moves to Ban Water Export

Quebec is joining with several Midwestern states in the US in moving to ban the bulk export of fresh water. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

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