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Tailgating turns to weed bust – UPDATED

A local male, unwisely tailgating an unmarked Peacekeeper van, wound up facing drug charges last weekend. (Courtesy Kahnawake Peacekeepers) A local man was charged with possession with intent to sell marijuana this week after a tailgating incident led to his vehicle being searched and suspected drugs seized. According to a Peacekeeper report, investigator

Twins wrestle for fallen father

Jordyn, Winter and Watewennenhawihtha Goodleaf were shocked, but strong this week, after the sudden loss of their father, 34-year-old Winston Goodleaf. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) In the first match of the GMAA all-star meet at Vincent Massey Collegiate in Montreal last Thursday, Jordyn Goodleaf stepped to the centre of the

Tobacco, from seed to smoke in 223 pages

The task for Jim Poling was large, but the former Canadian Press writer was up for it, and the result is a fascinating look at the history of one plant that is the source of controversy, tension, politics and a whole lot of money. If someone wanders into Kahnawake with no

New entrepreneurship program launched

Former Canadian prime minister Paul Martin was in Kahnawake Tuesday to sign a partnership and establish a new entrepreneurship course at the Adult Education Centre in town. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) John Diabo is a trainer Kahnawake CrossFit and wanted to ensure the business could grow to the fullest extent. He had the

Private casino faces many hurdles

Ambitious may be an understatement for the hotel, water park and casino proposed by local entrepreneur Lee Thompson. (Courtesy Lee Thompson) If you’re going to go, go big. It seems to be the mantra of local entrepreneur Lee Thompson, who proposed the following statement in a petition that has been circulating for a

Red light leads to drug bust for police

Officers seized an assortment of drugs, cash and cell phones after a drug bust under the Mercier Bridge this week. (Courtesy Kahnawake Peacekeepers) Peacekeeper Cody Diabo stopped a vehicle on Highway 138 Monday night just after 11 p.m. for running a red light, but the traffic infraction was just the start of

Rivalries beginning to heat up on the frozen oval

Brent Stalk has slid right into the rear-wheel-drive pinned-tire division of the KMSS, and took the checkered flag last weekend. He'll be looking for another one today at the Marina. (Courtesy Brent Stalk) After a soft and soggy start to 2017, the mercury dropped, giving the winter racers in the area

Fentanyl bust rings huge alarm bells

The seizure of suspected fentanyl last week has PK chief Dwayne Zacharie urging community members to educate themselves on the reality of powerful opioid painkillers and their effects. (Courtesy Kahnawake Peacekeepers) Peacekeeper chief Dwayne Zacharie was clear when speaking about the reality of fentanyl use in Kahnawake. “Obviously it’s here,” he said. “The

Booking big part at Christmas nativity play

Front and centre, myself as Joseph and my younger brother, bottom left as a shepherd. My mom “didn’t recognize the housecoat.” (Courtesy Kathleen Rowe)   Once the awkward church “Halloween” party was over at Kelowna Bible Chapel growing up, it was time to set our sights on one thing: Christmas. The holiday was,

Consultation on residency law begins today

Upcoming consultations will set the groundwork for Residency Law CDMP hearing, which should begin next year. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) Who calls Kahnawake home? It’s a question at the heart of a survey that begins the consultation on the proposed residency law, which will soon be entering the Community Decision-Making Process