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Stalk marks 30 years of Eiffel Tower climb

The adrenaline junkie that he is, Albert Stalk said that although he did not invent parkour, he was doing it before it became “the new thing.” (Courtesy Albert Stalk)  This Sunday (February 16) marks the 30th anniversary of Albert Stalk’s death-defying Eiffel Tower climb in Paris.  In fact, Stalk, or Eiffel Al as

K103 Radio hits financial woes

Cheryl Deer said she will be spending time with her family following her layoff from K103. (File Photo) The radio station announced this week that it had laid off station manager Cheryl Deer, by mutual agreement with the board of directors. K103 board member Heather Bauersfeld was mandated with ensuring that the

Centenarian celebrating a century

 (Courtesy Norma Angus) Margaret Diabo is Kahnawake’s newest member of the triple digit club, and to mark this very special birthday, her family organized a small gathering to celebrate her long and healthy life. Diabo’s 100th birthday was on January 9, and the celebration took place on January 11 at the Turtle

Walking in the Healing Forest

The healing forest at the All Saints Anglican Church in Westboro (Ottawa). (Courtesy Patricia Stirbys) While participating in a healing walk in Ottawa in 2015, Patricia Stirbys met and struck up a conversation with Peter Croal about the need for reconciliation and healing in Indigenous communities and Canada as a whole. That

Looking back at Clarence’s old arcade

Clarence Bova was 12 when he got his first job at Century Metal, a big scrapyard in Ville Saint Pierre. (Courtesy Clarence Bova) Clarence Bova, 75, opened his first business in 1979. He transformed his old garage into a kid’s paradise with pinball machines and Pac Man and, of course, pool

Generous donation of 25K to local school

(Courtesy Derek White)  On Wednesday, Derek White pledged $25,000 to Indian Way School for a new school bus and is challenging all businesses in town to donate as well. “They have been fundraising, and so I figured I’d kick-start the initiative and maybe get other business or other people to help out

The inner workings of the Kahnawake Justice system

(Marisela Amador, The Eastern Door) Death forces justice of the peace out of retirement  Since the Justice Act was enacted in 2015, commissioner of justice Kevin Fleischer and his team of dedicated staff at Justice Services have been working diligently to implement it and to create a justice system for the community. “Over

Unique war exhibit coming to town

(Courtesy Mouchie Goodleaf) A travelling exhibition that includes the personal story of the late Angus Goodleaf will be making its last stop in Kahnawake later this month. “I am honoured that they are doing it here in town,” said Goodleaf’s grandson Mouchie Goodleaf. The exhibition is called After the War: Coming Home and

Looking back on a life well-lived

(Courtesy Orenda Curotte) “If you ask anybody in Kahnawake who Josie Curotte was, they will answer ‘the judge,’” said Josie’s daughter, Orenda Boucher-Curotte. “It was what she was known for,” added her older brother, Karonhiio Curotte. Josephine Patricia Kawennihe Curotte passed away suddenly from a suspected heart attack at the age of

Loan approved to buy 7 Generations

(Marisela Amador The Eastern Door) Back in 2015, a decision was made to have 7 Generations Day Care become part of Step-by-Step Child and Family Center (SBS), and now it is one step closer to becoming a reality. “We asked Mohawk Council of Kahnawake to provide us with financial assistance (a loan)