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The Coho ferry sits idle at the Black Ball dock in Port Angeles, Wash. (Black Press Media file photo)

Marine border opening to U.S. travellers a relief to Victoria ferry provider

Restrictions lift Sept. 7 for U.S. travellers but COVID-19 protocols still in place

 

Peace Arch Duty Free Shop has reopened this month after being closed since March 2020. (File photo)

Peace Arch Duty Free Shop reopens with ‘skeleton staff’

Store has lost about $2 million due to 17-month closure, says president Peter Raju

 

The MV Coho hasn’t seen a recreational passenger in about 16 months, but has taken voyages every six weeks to remain seaworthy. (Keith Thorpe/Black Press Media)

U.S. ferries cast adrift in border reopening, want clarity on resuming service

Left out of Monday’s reopening, tourism organization considers legal action against feds

 

A Canada Border Services Agency agent wears a mask at the Thousand Islands US/Canada border crossing in Lansdowne, Ontario, on Friday July 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Feds reach tentative deal with striking border guards days before restrictions ease

The 4-year tentative deal provides CBSA employees with a wage increase of more than 2 per cent a year

A Canada Border Services Agency agent wears a mask at the Thousand Islands US/Canada border crossing in Lansdowne, Ontario, on Friday July 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
As many as 100 commercial trucks were reportedly lined up along I-5 near Blaine, Wash. waiting to cross the border into Canada on Friday as the CBSA began a ‘sweeping’ series of strike actions. (Google Streetview screenshot)

70-100 trucks reported backed up on U.S. side of border as CBSA commences strike action

Union gave notice Tuesday, saying a ‘sweeping’ series of actions would begin today

  • Aug 6, 2021
As many as 100 commercial trucks were reportedly lined up along I-5 near Blaine, Wash. waiting to cross the border into Canada on Friday as the CBSA began a ‘sweeping’ series of strike actions. (Google Streetview screenshot)
CBSA officers search a White Rock home Wednesday, but provided no detail on its investigation. (Black Press Media File)

CBSA executes search warrant in White Rock

Agency declines comment on action that took place Wednesday on Best Street

CBSA officers search a White Rock home Wednesday, but provided no detail on its investigation. (Black Press Media File)
Part of Canada’s land border with the United States is pictured closed at the Peace Arch border crossing in Surrey, B.C., Tuesday, April 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canadian border workers could be on strike as early as next week

Union says workers could be taking action just days prior to U.S. border restrictions being relaxed

Part of Canada’s land border with the United States is pictured closed at the Peace Arch border crossing in Surrey, B.C., Tuesday, April 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The U.S. border seen from Canada. (Black Press files)

B.C. premier says province ready to reopen border to U.S. and international travel

John Horgan says there was discussion about reopening the border as early as next week

The U.S. border seen from Canada. (Black Press files)
A stock photo of a walrus skull from Alaska found and registered with United States Fish and Wildlife Service. A walrus skull was one of several items seized at the Yukon-Alaska border on May 25.(Wikimedia Commons)

Ivory, turkey talon, bobcat skins seized at Yukon-Alaska border; U.S. man charged

The man who claimed the goods faces fines and four criminal charges

A stock photo of a walrus skull from Alaska found and registered with United States Fish and Wildlife Service. A walrus skull was one of several items seized at the Yukon-Alaska border on May 25.(Wikimedia Commons)
Point Roberts is part of the mainland United States but not physically connected to it, to reach the community by land one must pass through Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Closed Canadian border leaves Point Roberts’ only grocery store on verge of closure

‘We’re Americans but we’re not attached to America. It’s easy to forget we’re here,’ says owner Ali Hayton

Point Roberts is part of the mainland United States but not physically connected to it, to reach the community by land one must pass through Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Point Roberts is part of the mainland United States but not physically connected to it, to reach the community by land one must pass through Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Closed Canadian border leaves U.S. town’s only grocery store on verge of closure

‘We’re Americans but we’re not attached to America. It’s so easy to forget we’re here,’ says owner Ali Hayton, resident of Point Roberts, Wash.

Point Roberts is part of the mainland United States but not physically connected to it, to reach the community by land one must pass through Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A greeter wears a face mask as people wait for a table at a restaurant in Old Montreal, Sunday, May 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Prime minister: Canada won’t rush re-opening border with the U.S

Trudeau says any easing of restrictions needs to be done carefully and with Canadians’ safety in mind

A greeter wears a face mask as people wait for a table at a restaurant in Old Montreal, Sunday, May 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Vanessa Rondeau, owner of the Montreal Old Cavern Boutique was alleged to be in possession of “numerous undeclared wildlife items” when she attempted to cross the border at Highgate Springs, Vermont on Wednesday, May 25. (Facebook/Old Cavern Boutique)

Canadian woman arrested at U.S. border with three-toed sloth, crocodile parts

Shop owner Vanessa Rondeau also tried to bring a human skull ‘with mounted butterflies’ back into Canada, court documents say

Vanessa Rondeau, owner of the Montreal Old Cavern Boutique was alleged to be in possession of “numerous undeclared wildlife items” when she attempted to cross the border at Highgate Springs, Vermont on Wednesday, May 25. (Facebook/Old Cavern Boutique)
Karen McLeod is a resident of British Columbia, but has been living in Sackville since November, caring for her mother, Dodie, who has dementia. (Submitted)

‘She needs constant care’: B.C. siblings denied entry at border leaves family in difficult situation

Karen McLeod and her mother are limbo after her siblings were denied entry into the province under a compassionate care exemption to pandemic restrictions

Karen McLeod is a resident of British Columbia, but has been living in Sackville since November, caring for her mother, Dodie, who has dementia. (Submitted)
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday, May 20 that current U.S.-Canada border restrictions will remain in place until June 21. (Dan Ferguson)

Canada-U.S. border closure extended another month until June 21

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security made the announcement Thursday morning

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday, May 20 that current U.S.-Canada border restrictions will remain in place until June 21. (Dan Ferguson)
Canadian and American flags fly near the Ambassador Bridge at the Canada-USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Canadian residents are allowed to head to the United States for a COVID-19 vaccine and avoid quarantine on return if they meet some straightforward conditions, the Public Health Agency of Canada confirms.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke

No-quarantine cross-border COVID-19 vaccination trip OK with Ottawa

Canadians can drive to U.S. for COVID-19 shot and avoid quarantine, with conditions

Canadian and American flags fly near the Ambassador Bridge at the Canada-USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Canadian residents are allowed to head to the United States for a COVID-19 vaccine and avoid quarantine on return if they meet some straightforward conditions, the Public Health Agency of Canada confirms.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke
Jennifer Coffman, owner of Truffle Pigs in Field, B.C., poses beside her business sign on Thursday, May 6, 2021, in this handout photo. Her restaurant and lodge have been hit hard by a closure of a section of the Trans-Canada Highway and by the British Columbia government discouraging Alberta residents from visiting during the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Jennifer Coffman, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

‘Why we survive’: B.C. boundary towns struggle without Albertans during pandemic

Jennifer Coffman’s restaurant is located in the tiny community of Field, which relies on tourism

Jennifer Coffman, owner of Truffle Pigs in Field, B.C., poses beside her business sign on Thursday, May 6, 2021, in this handout photo. Her restaurant and lodge have been hit hard by a closure of a section of the Trans-Canada Highway and by the British Columbia government discouraging Alberta residents from visiting during the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Jennifer Coffman, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
A joint Canada-U.S. committee should be created to deal with the reopening of the border, among other pandemic-related issues, the Surrey Board of Trade says. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Surrey Board of Trade calls for creation of committee to deal with vaccines, border reopening

Canada-U.S. committee needed to protect Canada’s interests: Huberman

A joint Canada-U.S. committee should be created to deal with the reopening of the border, among other pandemic-related issues, the Surrey Board of Trade says. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Part of Canada’s land border with the United States is pictured closed at the Peace Arch border crossing in Surrey, B.C., Tuesday, April 28, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Closing some U.S.-Canada land border crossings could help control COVID-19 pandemic

‘Strategy on border management requires consistency in the measures applied for air, land and sea arrivals’

  • Mar 12, 2021
Part of Canada’s land border with the United States is pictured closed at the Peace Arch border crossing in Surrey, B.C., Tuesday, April 28, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canada Border Services Agency officers seized 20 bricks of suspected cocaine from a northbound commercial vehicle at the Pacific Highway border May 1. (CBSA photo)

CBSA releases enforcement highlights of 2020, featuring Surrey busts

List includes $2.5 million drug bust at Pacific Highway crossing

Canada Border Services Agency officers seized 20 bricks of suspected cocaine from a northbound commercial vehicle at the Pacific Highway border May 1. (CBSA photo)