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What it means to be a female vet from town

Marissa Leblance went from a 17-year-old John Abbott student to boot camp where she excelled despite sexist abuse and assumptions about her ability to handle stressful situations as a U.S. Marine. (Courtesy Marissa Leblanc) Marissa Leblanc Special to The Eastern Door I was 17 years old, and a John Abbott Social Sciences student,

Diabo to give one last tour of the ice rink Sunday

Sunday is the final skating show where Zamboni driver Ray Diabo will be behind the wheel keeping the ice smooth for the skaters. Thus ends a 33-year career at the Sports Complex. (Daniel J Rowe, The Eastern Door) When Ray Diabo joined Frank “Putsky” Rice, Kenny Kane and the late Roger

Surviving without an iPhone? It is possible

Lil tykes from Kateri School are running through the last traces of winter with Tom Scott and Shakohaiiostha McComber, learning all the tricks and tips about the wilderness and how to spend your days without a device in your hand every second. (Courtesy Kateri School) Teens today feel like they just

Busting rods, breaking into booming industry

Those studying the fine art of rod busting are almost guaranteed to find work once they finish their program in June, as construction contractors are looking for workers from the community. (Courtesy Konwawennenhawi Diabo) For the past few years Konwawennenhawi Diabo has been working part-time jobs as she raises her son. Her

Potholes, potholes everywhere! It’s winter!

Kahnawake's crews ran out of cold asphalt and are working overtime to fill those nasty holes that pop up around town when the temperatures drop. (Tehosterihens Deer, The Eastern Door) Montreal is well-known as one of the best places to be, with their fantastic food, art, bars, and…..potholes! The city is locally-known

Celebrating Kahnawake’s female veterans’ service

In 2019, Kahnawake's Legion is celebrating the community's female veterans, and The Eastern Door will profile women who served throughout the year. For International Women's Day, we look at U.S. Marines Tara Jacobs and Randi Diabo Jaramillo. (Courtesy Tara Jacobs, Randi Diabo Jaramillo) From a shy student at Survival to a

Third grader working on five language fluency

Rotehrhatá:se Lahache (ribbon shirt) is learning Kanien’kéha with the rest of his studies, but is also working on Cayuga, Spanish and French. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) While many eight-year-olds are bugging their parents for more time to play Fortnite, Minecraft, or road hockey, third grader Rotehrhatá:se Lahache wants to

Fire Brigade assembles new paramedic team

Tanner Phillips is instructing a class of paramedics-in-training that includes sister Ashlan, and is a first of its kind in Kahnawake. The instructor continues a familial tradition in emergency services that includes his father and mother.  (Tehosterihens Deer, The Eastern Door) The Kahnawake Fire Brigade (KFB) has begun a course for

Hair Project gives at-risk women style, slick dos

Hairstylists Heather Ross and Ian Frear worked their magic volunteering for the Hair Project at Chez Doris, as part of The Hair Project where stylists give women working through tough situations style. (Natalia Fedosieieva, The Eastern Door) The Hair Project started last year in Montreal to provide free monthly hairstyling services

Group works to increase healthier life choices

The group of Living in Balance with the Natural World workshop with Elaine Delaronde, who shared her knowledge and experience about various foods. (Natalia Fedosieieva, The Eastern Door) Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project (KSDPP) organized Living in Balance with the Natural World event Tuesday at the Kahnawake Library, to provide vital

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