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Ontario truck driver faces $305 fine for smoking in workplace: his truck

TORONTO – The burning question about precisely where a person can smoke these days is flaring up again in Ontario, where a 48-year-old trucker faces a $305 fine for lighting up on the job: while driving his big rig along Canada’s busiest highway.
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Canadians seize 44 pounds of cocaine at Peace Bridge

FORT ERIE, Ont.—Canadian border police seized 44 pounds of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $2.7 million, that had been concealed in a truck attempting to cross the Peace Bridge, officials announced Friday.
Ontario public safety officials described the seizure as the largest ever made in the Niagara Falls and Fort Erie section of the province.
The drugs were [...]

Trucks set to roll on June 20 in Prince Edward Island to fight cancer

Inspired by the success of OOIDA member Rachele Champagne’s all-female “Convoy for a Cure” in Ontario last fall, trucker Vanessa Ferguson of Prince Edward Island decided to organize one where she lives to raise money for cancer research.
The only problem with her plan was that there are currently only about five female truck drivers in all of [...]

U.S.-Canada border closed by Akwesasne protest of guns at crossing

CORNWALL – The Seaway International Bridge was shut down before midnight on Monday when the Canada Border Services Agency left their posts on Cornwall Island to avoid a violent confrontation with the Mohawks of Akwesasne over a contentious arming issue.
Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Grand Chief Tim Thompson attempted to negotiate a compromise with officials as the [...]

Truckers say new regs won’t jam borders

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Americans returning from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and parts of the Caribbean will need more than a driver’s license to get back into the USA beginning Monday — and efforts are underway to prevent that from turning into a truck backlog at the borders.
Commercial truckers in this border state, home of one of the [...]

Trucking Chief “Nervous” as New Border Documentation Deadline Looms

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – May 28, 2009) – With the June 1st deadline for the implementation of new US border documentation requirements only days away, the trucking industry is on edge about how the requirements will be applied to truck drivers delivering Canada’s exports to the United States.
Under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, or WHTI, commercial truck [...]

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