IT was a cold bitter morning in March as we approached the border crossing to Canada at the International Peace Garden. Arriving at the checkpoint, we were greeted by a young border officer.
With a cheery "bonjour," he maintained a bright and friendly attitude while he asked the obligatory questions. When he went inside to scan our passports, we remarked to each other how delightful this experience was in comparison with some of our past sombre encounters at border re-entry points.
When he returned our passports he bade us safe journey, and we left the checkpoint feeling proud to be Canadians in this great country of ours.
— Ray Newman