If you have ever driven over the Mercier Bridge, you are conditioned to see and experience long traffic lines to get across it. One thing you aren’t likely to see is a line-up underneath the bridge. But that was the case on New Year’s eve morning as several ships were stopped in the St Lawrence Seaway in Kahnawake. They were queuing up to enter the locks and head to the port of Montreal, ahead of that afternoon’s official closing of the seaway for the season.
Pierre-Paul Routhier is saying all the right things since he was elected as the new mayor of Chateauguay. He was officially sworn in on Sunday. In his first interview (on K103.7 FM Kahnawake) on the subject of the relationship with neighbouring Kahnawake, Routhier said he hopes for a strong partnership between the communities. “I know that there’s a problem between the two communities that was more active in the last eight years actually,” Routhier said.
On top of their usual duties investigating and preventing crime, as well as ensuring the steady flow of traffic through the community, the Kahnawake Peacekeepers have something relatively new to deal with; the delivery of cars to the community for the purpose of avoiding governmental taxes for the purchaser. It’s an issue that readers of this paper see almost weekly in our Police Blotter section.
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Selecting a term
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