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Here’s a story that pushes all kinds of buttons, concerning a hapless couple from the U.S. who mistakenly approached the Canadian border last September and got into big trouble for forgetting there was a handgun in their car. As reported this...
A friend sent me a jaunty video about the U.S./ Canada border this past week. It doesn’t break new ground or anything like that, but it’s pretty interesting. Raise your hand if you thought the U.S./Canada border mostly followed the 49th...
I don’t often link on the Morning Read to editorials, but the Watertown Daily Times is focusing this morning’s lead opinion essay on Republican legislation that would free Homeland Security officials from obeying environmental...
News stories tagged with "border-security"
Jan 03, 2003 — A New York newspaper reported yesterday the five men of Middle Eastern origin being sought by the FBI may have slipped into the U.S. at the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation near Massena. As David Sommerstein reports, the claim is drawing criticism from tribal officials on both sides of the border. Go to full article
Nov 19, 2002 — A new survey finds early bad weather and tighter border security hurt many Thousand Islands businesses last summer. As David Sommerstein reports, many in the area's tourism industry are taking a cautious approach to the future as they face a weak economy. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Nov 15, 2002 — With or without United Nations backing, the U-S is asking Canada to be ready to join it should military action be needed in Iraq. Secretary of State Colin Powell says the U.S. will be looking for support from Canada and other allies if Saddam Hussein doesn't cooperate with U.N. weapons inspectors. Powell made the comments Thursday after meeting with Foreign Affairs Minister Bill Graham in Ottawa. Martha Foley talks with Ottawa correspondent Karen Kelly. Go to full article
by Karen Kelly
Apr 30, 2002 — Since September 11th, the American and Canadian governments have begun a new level of cooperation. It's included tighter border security as well as joint military operations abroad. But as the United States is proposing a new North American military zone, some Canadians are questioning the effect this may have on their country's sovereignty. From Ottawa, Karen Kelly has this report. Go to full article
Jan 29, 2002 — President Bush plans to ask for a $2.1 billion increase next year for security along the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico. He called the borders the "domestic front" in the war on terrorism. The plan is drawing applause from the North Country's Congressman, but there are still questions. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Jan 24, 2002 — 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
Dec 19, 2001 — 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 reports. Go to full article
by Karen Kelly
Dec 13, 2001 — 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 border", in which high-tech screening could ease the passage of low-risk travellers while snagging suspected criminals. But US officials have made an additional request that's causing controversy in Canada. As Karen Kelly reports, they want to place armed border guards on Canadian soil. Go to full article
Nov 14, 2001 — David Sommerstein talks with Wiccan author Starhawk. Earlier this week border security forced the Californian author and anti-globalization activist to cancel talks planned at St. Lawrence University. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Oct 29, 2001 — North Country Congressman John McHugh meets at the Champlain Port of Entry this morning with his congressional colleagues to show them first-hand the security challenges he says New York and other border states face. Martha Foley reports. Go to full article