U.S.-Canadian border http://michiganradio.org en Consul: Canada to buy Detroit land for new bridge http://michiganradio.org/post/consul-canada-buy-detroit-land-new-bridge <p>DETROIT (AP) - A Canadian official says his government plans to start buying land in Detroit for the U.S. portion of a new bridge linking the nations. It's a way to bypass opponents of the project and overcome the U.S. government's failure to allocate the money.<br /><br />Outgoing Canadian Consul General Roy Norton tells the Detroit Free Press that the project is too important to delay.<br /><br />Canada is paying most of the project's $2 billion-plus cost on both the Windsor, Ontario, and the Detroit sides of the river, recouping costs from future tolls.<br /> Sun, 02 Feb 2014 22:21:39 +0000 The Associated Press 16276 at http://michiganradio.org Consul: Canada to buy Detroit land for new bridge Gov. Snyder blames Washington for new bridge knots http://michiganradio.org/post/gov-snyder-blames-washington-new-bridge-knots <p>DETROIT (AP) - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says a new bridge connecting the U.S. and Canada is being delayed partly because Washington doesn't seem to want to pay for a customs plaza on the American side.<br /><br />Snyder tells the Detroit Free Press it's a "difficult-to-understand attitude." He chalks it up to other similar logjams in Washington but says there's still time to resolve the issue.<br /> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 18:49:00 +0000 The Associated Press 16084 at http://michiganradio.org Gov. Snyder blames Washington for new bridge knots Judge refuses to dismiss Muslim harassment case http://michiganradio.org/post/judge-refuses-dismiss-muslim-harassment-case <p>DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit judge says a lawsuit can go forward against federal authorities accused of violating the rights of Muslims at U.S.-Canada border crossings.</p><p>Federal Judge Avern Cohn says he's not ruling yet on the merits of the case. But he denied a request by the government to dismiss it <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_341058120" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">Tuesday</span></span>.</p><p>Some Detroit-area Muslims sued last year, saying they've been held at gunpoint, handcuffed and repeatedly questioned about their religion when returning to the U.S. from Canada. Some have given up on crossing the border.</p><p>Cohn says the government might come up with valid reasons for pulling Muslims aside for additional questions at the border. But he says that's not the key issue at this stage of the litigation. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:51:15 +0000 The Associated Press 13014 at http://michiganradio.org Judge refuses to dismiss Muslim harassment case U.S., Canadian agencies hold security drills on Detroit River http://michiganradio.org/post/us-canadian-agencies-hold-security-drills-detroit-river <p>More than three-dozen U.S. and Canadian agencies<a href="http://www.detnews.com/article/20110823/METRO01/108230390/1409/Massive-emergency-response-exercise-held-on-Detroit-River"> participated in a mock-disaster situation</a> on the Detroit River Tuesday.</p><p>The drills included a mock terrorist attack on a large riverboat, and a follow-up search-and-rescue operation.</p><p>Officials say the exercise caps three years of interagency planning to prepare for possible disasters along the international maritime border.</p> Wed, 24 Aug 2011 01:58:57 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 3887 at http://michiganradio.org