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Researchers at WWU collect Canada border stories

Researchers at Western Washington University are looking to collect stories from residents along our northern border about life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Western’s Border Policy Research Institute was created to inform our local policy-makers on matters concerning the border with…

‘It’s a mystery’: Peace Arch Park remains closed

“May these gates never be closed” are the words written on the iconic Peace Arch at the Canada – US border.

“This area is the only place on the entire Canada-U.S. border where there’s an international peace park that people can cross to…

In a pandemic world, wither Cascadia?

If mirth can be found in despair, a bit of it seeped through the cracks as Whatcom County soldiered through the early stages of the pandemic: “At least,” the local tongue-in-cheek wisdom went, “we can park at Trader Joe’s now.”

The reference was to border restrictions — barriers to entry…

COVID testing restrictions were lifted for the border. Here’s what Whatcom saw for crossings

In the first weekend of no COVID-19 testing requirements, Whatcom County’s border crossings were very busy, resembling almost pre-pandemic levels of traffic.

The daily number of vehicles crossing four of the five Whatcom border crossings northbound and southbound topped 15,000 vehicles…

With Canada testing ending, what will it mean for Whatcom cross-border traffic?

With another round of restrictions going away on Friday, April 1, local officials and businesses are expecting a robust increase to cross border travel into Whatcom County.

Earlier this month Canada announced that it is dropping the testing requirement for vaccinated travelers beginning…

Canada to Ease Visitor COVID-19 Testing Ahead of Tourist Season

Canada will remove mandatory COVID-19 testing for those entering the country as of April 1, a move being met with optimism and varied expectations in both Canada and United States.

Advance COVID-19 screening will no longer be required for visitors wishing to enter Canada via land, sea or…

COVID testing isn’t required for vaccinated travelers after April 1. But you will need this

While vaccinated travelers entering Canada will no longer have to get tested for COVID-19 before arriving, all travelers must provide mandatory travel information before getting to the border.

Subject to limited exceptions, all travelers must use the ArriveCAN app or website to submit…

No test required for vaccinated travelers to Canada

Fully vaccinated travelers entering Canada will not have to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before their arrival, starting April 1. 

However, travelers must still prove their vaccination and may be randomly asked to take a PCR test when arriving at the airport. 


Having trouble finding a COVID rapid test for the border? Here are some options in Whatcom

While it still won’t be as simple as before the pandemic, making plans to cross the border should be a little easier and less expensive starting Monday, Feb. 28.

Earlier this month the Canadian government announced that it will allow a rapid antigen test to show that a traveler doesn’t…

Whatcom’s truck crossing closed for 2nd straight weekend by Canadian protesters at border

The truck crossing from Whatcom County was closed for a second consecutive weekend due to a protest on the Canadian side of the U.S.-Canada border on Saturday.

The Washington State Department of Transportation tweeted about the closure of the State Route 543 border crossing in Blaine at…

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