Local cooking show wins innovation award

(Courtesy Frankie Massicotte) What’s for Lunch, a community cooking show that promotes healthy eating and family bonding, was the winner of the innovation award at this year’s Order of Dietitians and Nutritionists of Quebec award gala. Co-hosts Chantal Haddad, a community dietitian and nutritionist at the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre (KMHC), and

Remembering the children

On September 30, community members came together as they have done for the past six years to commemorate survivors of residential schools for Orange Shirt Day. This year, however, was different. With the discovery of thousands of unmarked graves at former residential school sites across the country and Canada finally recognizing

Community bands together to help rebuild

TEHOSTERIHENS DEER THE EASTERN DOOR After a devastating fire destroyed most of Gale Laborgne’s house last month, the community - as it typically does - quickly came together to help her in her time of need. Kahnawa’kehró:non rallied around Laborgne, providing her with moral support, donations and ongoing fundraisers with the hope

Initiative keeping youths safe

COURTESY TAMMY WHITEBEAN In June 2019, community member Tammy Whitebean teamed up with the Kahnawake Peacekeepers and started the Kids Safe Zone. The goal of this initiative is to keep kids in the community safe, by designating certain houses a safe haven, in case of emergencies. “I asked the Peacekeepers if they

Confronting bullies together

(COURTESY SUZANNE JACOBS) Lexi Fox, left, fell victim to bullying, and she has had a huge impact on the community. Her mother Suzanne Jacobs (pictured with Lexi's siblings) hopes to change things in town. Sometimes it’s whispered teasing that leaves us unsure of what we’ve heard, or name-calling and cruel jokes that

Gas station owner or Santa Claus?

Gina Deer hands Lucie Lanthier a cheque for $500, in hope to help those struggling with food security during these winter months. (COURTESY GINA DEER) [apss_share] Dear Readers: As an essential service that is still open during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Eastern Door is fighting hard to keep news like this flowing, in our

A day to honour our veterans

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Community supports sustainable food initiative

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First powwow during COVID-19 pandemic

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Back to a time of humble beginnings

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