Massena, NY, Jan 17, 2013 — The St. Lawrence Seaway, and its commerce between Great Lakes ports and countries around the world, got hammered by the recession.
Craig Middlebrooks, acting administrator for the U.S. side of the binational waterway, says the steep drop was between 2008 and 2009. "It was almost a 25 percent drop. And I think '09 tonnage was among the lowest for decades."
Middlebrooks says the Seaway's been creeping back to pre-recession levels since then. Last year helped. Tonnage rose almost four percent, driven by coal and iron ore exports to China and Europe and U.S. steel imports. Industrial wind components also continue to be strong. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Jan 11, 2013 — U.S. and Canadian customs agencies this week loosened import rules, allowing goods valued up to $25-hundred-dollars "informal entry" on both sides of the border. Go to full article
Ottawa, ON, Jan 11, 2013 — First Nations chiefs are meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa today. The meeting is a response to months of protests by a grassroots aboriginal... Go to full article
Ottawa, ON, Jan 09, 2013 — It's January and the Rideau Canal in Ottawa remains closed. The National Capital Commission--which maintains the canal-- is waiting for a good long stretch of cold... Go to full article
Cornwall, ON, Jan 07, 2013 — Akwesasne Mohawks sent the Canadian government a message of native unity on Saturday. Hundreds of people marched across the two bridges from Massena, NY, to Cornwall,... Go to full article
Cornwall, ON, Jan 04, 2013 — A group of Mohawks is planning to march on the bridge to Canada near Massena, NY, and shut down traffic Saturday. The demonstration is a part of an indigenous rights movement... Go to full article
Saranac Lake, NY, Dec 13, 2012 — A new art exhibit that connects First Nations history and culture in Quebec with a variety of printmaking techniques opens at BluSeed Studios in Saranac Lake on Friday night.... Go to full article
Colton, NY, Dec 12, 2012 — Each year, one Canadian author receives the Giller Prize, Canada's premier literary award for fiction in English. In 2011, the novel Half-blood Blues by Esi Edugyan... Go to full article
Ottawa, ON, Dec 03, 2012 — "The Number 14", running at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa through December 16, turns an ordinary bus route into a hilarious adventure. Six performers... Go to full article