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Ontario man pleads guilty to smuggling snakes across US border and into Canada

BUFFALO, N.Y. – A Mississauga, Ont., resident who was caught trying to sneak snakes into Canada in his socks has pleaded guilty.

Federal prosecutors in Buffalo, N.Y., say 28-year-old Chaoyi Le faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to violating wildlife regulations. 113 more words

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We walked the line...

We pulled in and unceremoniously dumped everything in the nearest tent pitch before walking down to the marina desk and checking in. We were just thinking about going for a beer when I stupidly said something like ‘oh yes, we’re in the USA now’ and the clerk asked ‘have you cleared customs?’ Erm, well, no. 603 more words

Canadians - not Americans - are a greater risk to bring illegal guns into Canada: Border agency

Canadian residents pose a greater risk of bringing guns meant for criminal use to Canada than Americans do, despite the fact that over 91 per cent of firearm seizures at the border are made from U.S. 564 more words

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BLM AFS smokejumpers working on wildfire near Canadian border

Four BLM Alaska Fire Service smokejumpers are working on a lightning-caused wildfire near the Canadian Border. The Pass Creek Fire (#245) was spotted by BLM AFS personnel from the Upper Yukon Zone on a detection flight Sunday following a few days of lightning strikes in Alaska. 190 more words

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Ghanian community in mourning after asylum seeker headed to Manitoba found dead

The Ghanian community of Manitoba is in shock after a woman from Ghana was discovered dead as she was making her way from the United States… 414 more words

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Has The American Dream Crossed The Border?

Yes, tacos, tequila, white sand beaches and palm trees seem like key components of a dream-worthy life, but I’m not talking about the United States – Mexican Border, I’m talking about Canada. 320 more words

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Tougher airport screening could be why refugees are crossing the border on foot

As hundreds of asylum seekers crossed illegally from the United States into Canada this winter, government officials were left scratching their heads over one particular pattern: Most of them had always intended to end up on Canadian soil. 838 more words

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