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Aug 20, 2021

U.S. keeps ban on nonessential border crossings to slow COVID

The U.S. government extended a ban on nonessential travel along the borders with Canada and Mexico to slow the spread of COVID.

Jul 19, 2021

Canada to let vaccinated U.S. citizens enter starting Aug. 9

Canada announced Monday it will begin letting fully vaccinated U.S. citizens into Canada on Aug. 9.

Jul 16, 2021

Fully vaccinated Americans may enter Canada as of mid-August

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada could start allowing fully vaccinated Americans into Canada as of mid-August for non-essential travel.

Apr 12, 2018

Canadian woman admits to smuggling more than $40,000

A Canadian woman has admitted to trying to smuggle American cash into the United States. Liliya Dzyuba, 42, a Ukraine national and citizen of Canada, pleaded guilty to bulk cash smuggling before U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo. Dzyuba is facing a maximum penalty of five years in prison, and a fine of $250,000 On Jan. […]

Jun 29, 2015

Holiday border crossing tips

An increase is expected this week in border traffic with the United States and Canada celebrating their independence days — Canada Day on July 1 and the fourth of July of the U.S.. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers planning trips across the border to anticipate delays and prepare accordingly. CBP’s overall strategy […]

Mar 4, 2015

Sens. from NY urge higher duty-free

ALBANY (AP) — The U.S. senators from New York are urging Canada to raise a threshold for duty-free purchases by its citizens to boost shopping excursions to places like Buffalo, Watertown, Niagara Falls and Plattsburgh. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand say the American policy is more favorable to U.S. shoppers who visit Canada. They […]

Feb 4, 2015

Canadian trucker charged in trooper death

Gary R. Blakley, 66, of Ontario, Canada, was arrested Tuesday by New York State Police in connection with a December 2013 motor-vehicle crash that claimed the life of Trooper David Cunniff. Blakley, who was named in an indictment issued by a Madison County grand jury, is charged with several counts including aggravated criminally negligent homicide […]

Dec 11, 2014

Canada: Police can search suspect’s phone

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian police can conduct a limited search of a suspect’s mobile phone when they are arrested without getting a search warrant, but they must follow strict rules, a divided Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday. In a 4-3 decision, Canada’s top court said the search must be directly related to the […]

Jun 26, 2013

NY, Canada agree on Peace Bridge plan

BUFFALO — New York and Canada have agreed on a plan to hasten much-needed improvements to the American side of the Peace Bridge after Gov. Andrew Cuomo and ambassadors from both countries intervened in a stalemate that had divided the bridge’s bi-national governing board along international lines. “A bridge only works when it works on […]

Mar 4, 2013

Canada’s casinos face woes as NY considers halls

NIAGARA FALLS — Casino operators and local officials in Canada say business is already hurting and worry that if New York approves casinos upstate, both sides of the border could face economic struggles. The Buffalo News reports that competition, a weaker dollar and a more restrictive border since the Sept. 11 terror attacks have already […]

Feb 15, 2012

D4 expands e-discovery platform to Canada

Litigation support and electronic discovery services company D4 has hosted a Web-based electronic discovery platform for area law firms and corporate clients for several years, and is now poised to provide that service to Canadian clients. “Canada has a similar legal system but it’s taken Canada longer to adapt to electronic discovery rules,” D4 CEO […]

Jan 5, 2012

Canadian man convicted in cocaine case

Michael Bagri, 51, a citizen of Canada, has pleaded guilty in a Western New York case involving the discovery and seizures of more than 500 pounds of cocaine. The seizures, which occurred over several months, are believed to be the largest in the district’s history.  Bagri was convicted of conspiracy to export five kilograms or […]

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