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Keeping vigil and keeping watch at St. Agnes Church in Lac-Megantic. Photo: Brian Mann
Keeping vigil and keeping watch at St. Agnes Church in Lac-Megantic. Photo: Brian Mann

In Lac-Megantic, first steps toward normal

The official death toll in Lac-Megantic Canada has risen to 35, following the deadly train explosion earlier this month that flattened a big part of the community's downtown.

Now the rural Canadian town is making its first, painful steps toward recovery.  Go to full article
Thousand Islands border crossing. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/friscocali/5066698146/">Friscocali</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Thousand Islands border crossing. Photo: Friscocali, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

US won't move forward with Canada border fee, North Country relieved

Leaders on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border are pleased that the U.S. isn't moving forward on a border crossing fee.

The Department of Homeland Security recently asked Congress to authorize a border fee study. The department wanted to charge everyone entering the U.S. by land from Canada and Mexico.  Go to full article
Thousand Islands border crossing. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/friscocali/5066698146/">Friscocali</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Thousand Islands border crossing. Photo: Friscocali, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Leahy, Owens oppose US-Canada border fee

Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy has joined the fight against a border fee.

The Department of Homeland Security last month proposed a study to assess the "feasibility and cost" of collecting a fee from people crossing by land into the U.S. from Canada.  Go to full article
The bridge from Cornwall, ON into Massena, NY. Photo: Lucy Martin
The bridge from Cornwall, ON into Massena, NY. Photo: Lucy Martin

North Country, VT reps: Canada to US entrance fee "bad idea"

Members of Congress from the North Country and Vermont are urging the Homeland Security Department to drop a proposal that could add new fees for travelers entering the US from Canada.

In a letter sent to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napoitano, Vermont Representative Peter Welch and the North Country's Bill Owens described the concept as "a bad idea."  Go to full article
The Via Rail/Amtrak train "Maple Leaf" (shown here near Niagara Falls) makes the Toronto to New York City run. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/3336/5313641895/">Diego Torres Silvestre</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
The Via Rail/Amtrak train "Maple Leaf" (shown here near Niagara Falls) makes the Toronto to New York City run. Photo: Diego Torres Silvestre, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Canada disrupts Al Qaeda-supported "major terror plot"

Canadian officials say they have disrupted a "major" terror plot involving two men in Montreal and Toronto who were planning to derail a VIA passenger train.

According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the pair were working with support from Al Qaeda elements based in Iran. Sources in the US say the men were planning to attack a train traveling from Toronto to New York City.

This news comes at a time when concerns are rising about terrorism activity based in Canada.  Go to full article
Image: Veronica200626 via WXXI
Image: Veronica200626 via WXXI

Will the US follow Canada's entrepreneur visa lead?

Canada is aiming to woo bright young entrepreneurs with a startup visa program. The scheme offers immediate permanent residence to foreign nationals who are able to secure business funding from Canadian investors. But, there are mixed feelings in the US about the benefits of following suit.

Introduced on April 1, the pilot program will have an initial annual allotment of almost 3,000 visas for entrepreneurs who secure at least $200,000 from Canadian venture capital funds or $75,000 from a private investor.  Go to full article

Border patrol arrests Pakistani for illegal entry to U.S.

A Pakistani man picked up by Massena Border Patrol agents earlier this week is being prosecuted for entering the U.S. illegally.

In a press release, the border patrol says it responded to a call for assistance from the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal police late Wednesday night, near Hogansburg, New York. The Tribal Police had encountered the man, who is a national from Pakistan, while on patrol in the Akwesasne community.

When border agents interviewed the man, they determined he was in the U.S. illegally. He was transported to the Massena Border Patrol Station for processing, and is now being prosecuted.

He faces federal court charges of the Entry without Inspection.  Go to full article
Border patrol vehicles await the bus in Canton. Photo: David Sommerstein
Border patrol vehicles await the bus in Canton. Photo: David Sommerstein

Sequester means fewer agents along Canadian border

The union representing border patrol agents says it's being unfairly targeted for spending cuts under the sequester, and that there will be less of a law enforcement presence along the North Country's border with Canada.  Go to full article
Mohawks on Cornwall Island waited to march in support of the Idle No More movement...  Photo: David Sommerstein.
Mohawks on Cornwall Island waited to march in support of the Idle No More movement... Photo: David Sommerstein.

Mohawks march for indigenous solidarity

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, Ontario. Several tribal chiefs were among the marchers.

The demonstration was part of a movement called "Idle No More" that's swept across Canada. It protests legislation that many First Nation people say threatens their land and water.

The protest closed the border crossing for several hours. Despite a history of clashes with border officials, the march was a peaceful, family affair, full of drumming and singing.  Go to full article
Protester sail canoe, escorted by State Police boat into the Burlington waterfront, and their sail (detail).
Protester sail canoe, escorted by State Police boat into the Burlington waterfront, and their sail (detail).

Monday protests in Burlington quiet after clash Sunday

Burlington streets remained mostly quiet yesterday after Sunday's large protests ended with a clash between demonstrators and police. Events remained peaceful. Members of the Innu First nation in Quebec held a press conference this morning in front of the Hilton to voice their opposition to development by HydroQuebec on their ancestral lands.

Approximately 50 protestors gathered in Battery Park for a peaceful Occupy New England event that featured political theater by Vermont troupe Bread and Puppet. Later, protesters gathered as conference attendees returned from a dinner cruise on a boat on Lake Champlain.  Go to full article

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