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First COVID-19 case in town

  (Marisela Amador, The Eastern Door) On Wednesday (March 18), the Kahnawake COVID-19 Task Force announced the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in Kahnawake.  “I am here today to advise the community that we had a first positive case of COVID-19 in the community,” said Lisa Westaway, Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre

The Riverside Inn, the way it used to be

 (Courtesy KORLCC) This very old photograph (above) is of Old Riverside Road circa 1912. Visible in the picture is the house that one day would be converted into the Riverside Inn, which still exists today. Rosemary Montour grew up in that house and was the one who converted it into an inn in

Ready to extinguish with The Intimidator

 (Marisela Amador, The Eastern Door) The Kahnawake Fire Brigade (KFB) recently received a brand new custom-made UTV to help fight the increasingly intense brush fire season. “We used to get grass fires, then we got brush fires, and now we are getting forest fires,” said KFB chief David Scott. “Last year, we

New medical transportation vehicles

 (Marisela Amador, The Eastern Door) Kahnawake’s Medical Transportation just added new wheels to its fleet. The Kahnawake Fire Brigade (KFB), who has been running the transportation service since 1996, received five new vehicles last week to better serve the community. “Through Health Canada, we supply vehicles to take people to doctor’s appointments

An essay on self-discovery and colonization

(Courtesy Kareen Diabo) During her school’s 110th anniversary, young Kahnawa’kehró:non Rayne Aonhawinonno:rón Stevens was chosen to be a special speaker and gave an impassioned speech on the effects of colonization. She then won a speaker of excellence award. “Let me start off by saying that my father (Conrad Stevens) is one of

Vigil holds space for those long gone

The MMIWG vigil is looking to attract families that are directly affected, to share their stories in a safe space. (Courtesy Dayna Danger) Instead of a march, organizers held a vigil last Friday for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) memorial. The vigil was held in Montreal at the Native

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