Cornwall Should be a Low Tax Cigarette Region – Editorial – November 19, 2009

Cornwall Should be  a Low Tax Cigarette Region – Editorial – November 19, 2009

There’s so much talk because of the Seaway International Bridge Crisis.  Our MP states that he can’t discuss much on the record because of National Security issues which most people consider horse puckey, but the reality is that there are a multitude of issues related to the Akwesasne – Cornwall corridor. So let’s say that […]

Letter to the Editor – Bernadette Clement – Seaway International Bridge Crisis – Akwesasne – Cornwall Ontario

Letter to the Editor – Bernadette Clement – Seaway International Bridge Crisis – Akwesasne – Cornwall Ontario

STATEMENT BY BERNADETTE CLEMENT ON THE AKWESASNE/CORNWALL BORDER CROSSING ISSUE November 4, 2009 For the past 5 months, the people of Cornwall along with our close neighbours, the people of Akwesasne, have been struggling as we deal with the makeshift  “temporary” border facility at the foot of the Seaway International Bridge. And now with the […]

Labrador MP Todd Russell Shoots the Messenger – Guy Lauzon feathered by MP Mark Holland over Seaway International Bridge Crisis – Cornwall Ontario – November 4, 2009

Labrador MP Todd Russell Shoots the Messenger – Guy Lauzon feathered by MP Mark Holland over Seaway International Bridge Crisis – Cornwall Ontario – November 4, 2009

Liberal MP Todd Russell; Critic for Aboriginal Affairs and Mark Holland Liberal MP for Pickering-Ajax; Critic for Public Safety and National Security, toured Akwesasne and met with MCA Chief Mike Mitchell today. “It’s the fault of the Government” httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJvRkXPNNu4 They met with local press after before zipping back to Ottawa for a private members vote.   […]

US/Canada Border Crossing Obelisk Removed from St. Regis Mohawk Reservation – Akwesasne – November 3, 2009

US/Canada Border Crossing Obelisk Removed from St. Regis Mohawk Reservation – Akwesasne – November 3, 2009

“it’s just a political move” httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsNap5EyQnk L I N K “(US) Federal authorities will investigate the removal of a large stone obelisk that marks the border between the United States and Canada through the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation. The marker on St. Regis Road was dug up with a backhoe Friday afternoon, a video posted […]

“No Evidence of Any Progress to Resolve the Current Situation” Cornwall Ontario Mayor Bob Kilger Suggests Mediation to Resolve Seaway Bridge Crisis – October 30, 2009

“No Evidence of Any Progress to Resolve the Current Situation”  Cornwall Ontario Mayor Bob Kilger Suggests Mediation to Resolve Seaway Bridge Crisis – October 30, 2009

Cornwall Ontario –  Bob Kilger, the Mayor of Cornwall Ontario, stepped up to the plate and showed some leadership in this crisis today by sending a letter to Luc Portelance Executive Vice-President of  the CBSA and Grand Chief Mike Mitchell of Akwesasne.    It was cc’d to Minister Peter Van Loan suggesting that Mediation be used […]

Cornwall Chamber of Commerce Speaks Out to Minister Van Loan regarding Seaway International Bridge CRISIS – Cornwall Ontario – Akwesasne – October 27, 2009

Cornwall Chamber of Commerce Speaks Out to Minister Van Loan regarding Seaway International Bridge CRISIS – Cornwall Ontario – Akwesasne – October 27, 2009

It’s about time.   While my expectations of the Harper Government are low; based on their actions (lack thereof to date)  It’s good to see Cornwall speaking out for itself.  Kudos to Mr. Armstrong and the Chamber. L I N K “October 27, 2009 The Hon. Peter Van Loan Minister of Public Safety House of Commons […]

AKWESASNE YOUTH FLAME ATTENDANT, TORCHBEARER AND HONORARY ELDER NAMED FOR 2010 OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY

AKWESASNE YOUTH FLAME ATTENDANT, TORCHBEARER  AND HONORARY ELDER NAMED FOR 2010 OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY

AKWESASNE YOUTH FLAME ATTENDANT, TORCHBEARER AND HONORARY ELDER NAMED FOR 2010 OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY Akwesasne Mohawk Selected to Retrieve Olympic Flame from Greece AKWESASNE, ONTARIO — Aronhiaies Herne, a 23-year-old teacher and cultural program coordinator from the Mohawk community of Akwesasne, has been selected as one of 11 Aboriginal youths that will have the job […]

Congratulations Akwesasne – Olympic Flame Attendant – Torchbearer for Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay

Congratulations Akwesasne – Olympic Flame Attendant – Torchbearer for Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT FOR AKWESASNE YOUTH FLAME ATTENDANT, COMMUNITY TORCHBEARER AND HONORARY ELDER FIRE KEEPER FOR VANCOUVER 2010 OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY AKWESASNE – The Akwesasne Olympic Torch Relay Organizing Committee will be joined by the Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club in announcing three Akwesasne community members selected to take part in the 2010 Winter Olympic Torch […]

People’s Fire Video – www.awkwesasnepeoplesfire.com – UPDATE

People’s Fire Video – www.awkwesasnepeoplesfire.com – UPDATE

This video was just posted on http://www.akwesasnepeoplesfire.com/ which is a website with a unique insight into the goings on at the tent in Akwesasne.   There’s so much spin out there and so much that hasn’t been covered.  It’s good to see the perspective from those at the center of the storm. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQQNz0FKCKI&feature=player_embedded I think […]

Akwesasne Bridge Crisis Update – Monday October 12, 2009 SEAWAY INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE – Cornwall Ontario – EDITORIAL

Akwesasne Bridge Crisis Update – Monday October 12, 2009 SEAWAY INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE – Cornwall Ontario – EDITORIAL

The trusses are up at the winter base being built  next to the CBSA post on the Island.   I stopped by early Saturday morning.   Everything was wet and mucky, but moving forward. There was a turkey dinner served today, and a fundraiser as people are digging in and preparing for the winter.    There’s also been […]

Harper Government refuses to negotiate with MCA – CBSA walks out of talks

Harper Government refuses to negotiate with MCA – CBSA walks out of talks

CBSA Walks out on Talks with Mohawks of Akwesasne CBSA object to presence of lawyers who will report to the court AKWESASNE, ON, Oct. 5 /CNW Telbec/ – The Akwesasne Mohawk Leadership Task Force traveled to Ottawa today to meet with representatives of the CBSA. During the middle of the discussion on seizures CBSA officials […]

City and CBSA to Enter Financial Agreement

City and CBSA to Enter Financial Agreement

The Standard Freeholder is reporting on an agreement between the CBSA and the City.   L I N K “City council is expected to enter into an agreement with the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) tonight which will see the municipality reimbursed for expenses incurred since the facility was opened July 13, as well as any […]

“We Need Answers Today” Syd Gardiner on Seaway International Bridge Crisis – Peter Van Loan and Guy Lauzon

“We Need Answers Today” Syd Gardiner on Seaway International Bridge Crisis – Peter Van Loan and Guy Lauzon

I caught up with Acting Cornwall Mayor Syd Gardiner at the Parade of Nations yesterday. We apologize for the poor sound quality as the music in the background makes it difficult to hear, but his message is loud and clear regarding his position on what’s happening with the bridge crisis. Kudos for Syd for being […]

Friday Night at the Tent – MCA to have own Border Officers? New Building Should be Up in Weeks Donations accepted- CBSA Refusing to Negotiate – Cornwall Boycott?

Friday Night at the Tent – MCA to have own Border Officers?  New Building Should be Up in Weeks Donations accepted- CBSA Refusing to Negotiate – Cornwall Boycott?

Busy night and a lot was talked about.    As reported earlier Grand Chief Mike Mitchell appeared on CKON and discussed a native customs station set up in the old CBSA building as a measure instead of forcing residents to report at the Cornwall Temporary station and clog up the bridge. That measure would force residents […]

BREAKING NEWS – Government Refusing to Negotiate with Akwesasne – CKON Interview – Akwesasne to Open own Customs Office!

BREAKING NEWS – Government Refusing to Negotiate with Akwesasne – CKON Interview – Akwesasne to Open own Customs Office!

CKON Live Radio Interview with Grand Chief Mike Mitchell and James Ransom. The Grand Chief has just announced that Akwesasne will open their own customs office on the Island with their own officers. More to come….and we’ll wait for the official press release.  You can listen live on the station by clicking the logo. please […]

Press Release from the MCA – AKWESASNE LEADERS RESPOND TO CBSA’s 24-hour “grace period”

Press Release from the MCA – AKWESASNE LEADERS RESPOND TO CBSA’s 24-hour “grace period”

AKWESASNE LEADERS RESPOND TO CBSA’s 24-hour “grace period Akwesasne, ONTARIO — On September 21st, Akwesasne leadership notified the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) of the growing concerns and fear of community members that they are being subjected to vehicle seizures and monetary fines for not directly reporting to the relocated Port of Entry in the […]