A U.S. Border Patrol Agent Andrew Mayer rides a ATV as he looks for signs of illegal entry along the boundary cut into the forest marking the line between Canadian territory on the right and the Vermont.
U.S. begins beefing up Canadian border securityby Bob Drogin - May. 9, 2009 11:37 AM
Los Angeles Times
High above the rugged border, an unmanned Predator B drone equipped with night-vision cameras and cloud-piercing radar scanned the landscape for signs of smugglers, illegal immigrants or terrorists.
Armed agents checked the identification of border crossers while radiation sensors and other devices monitored vehicles entering by road. Soon, a new network of telescopic and infrared video cameras mounted atop 80-foot-tall metal towers will rise above critical locations.The beefed-up border security is not taking place along America's chaotic southern border - riven by drug smuggling, gun running and illegal immigration - but, rather, its traditionally boring northern boundary with Canada.
The changes have jarred communities along the 3,987-mile border - the longest undefended border in the world.
"Those of us who grew up here never considered it to be a border," said Bernadette Secco, a communications consultant on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls who sometimes dines or shops in the U.S. three times a day. "We're neighbors, not terrorists."
There is more, and this Canadian urges you to read this here.
I AM Canadian (but not a terrorist - honest!!!)