LINKS March 10, 2011



Matty Maroun in billionaire’s row [Windsor Star]

Ambassador Bridge ratchets up fight [Windsor Star]

Muslim Americans question scrutiny at border [NPR]

NPR correspondent dons headscarf in sting to expose border guard bias []

US-Canadian border to get military grade radar [Watertown Daily Times - NY]

Renowned scientist, Vandana Shiva, held at Canadian border [Pacific Free Press]

Crossing the border: Life in the fast lane [Canadian Business]

One card to speed them [Edmonton Journal]

US citizen jailed for smuggling weapons into Canada [Vancouverite]

US plans military radar for Canadian border [AFP]


Alberta envoy to DC, Gary Mar, to run for Alberta’s top job [Global]

Gary Mar’s long hello [Edmonton Journal]

He’s returned without any baggage [AM 770 - Calgary]

Gary Doer honoured before US audience [CTV News]


VP Biden compares US trade with Canada, Russia [Canadian  Business]

Canadians take comedy seriously [Variety]

WA legislature stops Canadian sales tax exemption [Seattle Times]

Canadians could keep paying sales tax in Whatcom County [KGMI - WA]

Automation Alley supports Detroit Bridge crossing [Oakland Press]

Soaring loonie a boon for travelers [Financial Post]

Millions at stake in fight against Great Lakes carp invasion [Globe and Mail]

Sales of Asian carp threaten Great Lakes []


$160,000 returned to LA man targeted in Canadian lottery scam [MMD Newswire]


TransCanada agrees to extra safety steps for proposed pipeline expansion [WSJ]

Canadian pipeline boosted by turmoil, former ambassador says [Bloomberg]

Imperial Oil CEO: Expansion of pipeline from Canada vital to US [WSJ]

Hispanic Professionals urge Clinton permit pipeline now []

Barrett-Brown: What Senator Landrieu’s letter is missing []

Contaminated snow linked to oil sands operations [Fort McMurray Today]

Montana citizens temporarily block tar sands megaloads []

We want your bitumen, Gulf refiners tell Alberta [Petroleum Economist]

The dirt on cheap tar sands oil [Mercury News - Bay Area]

Oil sands leaking contaminants into Alberta watersheds [CP]

Barratt-Brown: Turmoil in the Middle East and tar sands: what’s really at stake []

The #1 reason America should be really nice to Canada right now [Examiner]

House committee delays bill that would impede Northern Pass [New Hampshire Union Leader]


Globalists behind financial chaos to create New World Order [Canada Free Press]


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LINKS March 9, 2011




Ambassador Bridge owners hire Dick Morris []

Canadian Construction Association wants national infrastructure task force [Journal of Commerce]

Bill on Canadian cattle trucks passes WA House []

Drugs coming over Canadian border [Fox 40 - NY]

Woman cites pregnancy in alleged attempt to smuggle 34,000 ecstasy pills into US [Fox News]

US, Canadian officials rescue air craft crash survivor [US Air Force]

Canadian man killed in Aroostook County plan crash [Morning Sentinel - Maine]

The paradoxes of a new security perimeter [Commerce Times]

Water problem closes border crossing [Telegraph-Journal]

How Canada laid a hard welome mat for the Sun Sea [Globe and Mail]



Clemson officially opens Canada Center, board chairman is former US ambassador to Canada [AP]

Clemson University Inaugurates Canada Center [Clemson University -- Greenville, SC]

Canadian ambassador helps launch Clemson Canada Center [ - SC]

Gary Doer to be feted before US audience [CP]

Reynolds: Canada’s disrespect for Mexico a bad bet on future [Globe and Mail]

Critics call secret Canada-US border talks an ‘end run around democracy’ []



Why Canadian trade deals strike fear into hearts of US senators [Globe and Mail]

Canada fines US carp exporters [UPI]

Canada pork industry wants South Korean trade deal [Reuters]

Canadian dollar rises to three-year high as commodities advance [Bloomberg Businessweek]

How about that Canadian dollar strength? We remain highly skeptical []

Canada gas prices higher than US because of taxes [Marketwatch]

BC drivers head to Point Roberts for gas bargains [CTV News]

Atlanta Thrashers may be one step closer to not moving to Canada [11 Alive - Atlanta]



Treaty transfer program could shorten sentences of two “BC bud” smugglers [Peninsula Daily News - Washington State]

Ex-Canadian cop sentences in Westmoreland teen sex sting [WTAE - Pittsburgh]



Approval of Keystone XL pipeline is risk depleted Aquafer can’t afford []

Keystone XL, critics remain at odds [Lincoln Journal Star - Nebraska]

Libyan unrest causes oil sands rethink [CBC]

Alberta calls for more study of oil sands effect on environment [CTV News]


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LINKS March 8, 2011

March 8, 2011
By Luiza Ch. Savage


Couple trying to cope after incident at US border [Telegraph-Journal]

US man threatened with deportation is back home [CBC]

No Visas: Lieberman plan would hurt northern New York [Watertown Daily Times]

Putting air travelers in fast lane [Edmonton Journal]

Double screening just plane wasteful [Calgary Sun]

Northern border intel-sharing deficient, fed audit, officials say [Homeland Security Today]

Two Canadian women held on gun charges near Maine border [AP]

Canadian man, woman facing gun charges after wrong turn at Calais [Bangor Daily News - Maine]

Trucker caught at Canadian border with thousands of eco-system destroying Asian carp [American Independent]

Wardens try to find site of fatal plane crash near Maine-Quebec border [CP]

1 killed, 1 hurt in plane crash near Maine-Quebec border [The Gazette - Montreal]

Perimeter Security and the future of North Integration [Indy Bay - San Francisco]


Governor’s dogged tactics worked [Helena Independent Record - Montana]


Cross-border health tourism booming between Canada and the US []

Luring our nurses home: WRH begins campaign to bring them home from US [Windsor Star]


Canada’s Golf Town heading to US [Globe and Mail]

BSE case confirmed in Canada []

Canada border store sales fall in January []

Man using contest winnings for family fishing trip to Canada [Journal Times - Racine, WI]


Neighbors still reeling as US trial begins for  Canadian accused of killing wife [Global News]


US senator calls for delay of Keystone XL pipeline [ - Nebraska]

What’s behind confusion over oil sands pipeline capacity? [solveclimatenews]

Oil sands monitoring steps laid out by Alberta ENGO [Marketwire]

Texas EPA czar opposes Canada oil pipeline to US [Dallasblog]

“Tipping point” for the oil sands [Missoula Independent - Montana]

Mideast strife may be a boon to ally up North [Houston Chronicle]

Dumb opposition to Keystone pipeline okay, but not helpful [Energy Tribune]

Politics aside, you really DO want to move to Canada [Grist]


Harper used the Arctic in photo op, but is the threat real? [Toronto Star]


Ralph the Pelican goes home in a van: Canadian vacation ends after visit to strip club, shelter [Postmedia News]


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