The U.S. Canadian Border Closed Until At Least Another Month
The U.S. and Canada border is going to remain closed to nonessential travel until at least June 21, according to Forbes.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the other day that he would not open borders until he could see some kind of positive trend with vaccinations and infected numbers. According to VOA News, the problem isn't just the United States, it's Canada too. The vaccine numbers for both countries are less than 50%. Trudeau wants the numbers to come up substantially.
VOA News reports Trudeau closed the borders on March 21, 2020, to non-essential travel. This means trucks and vehicles loaded with food and other essential products can pass temporarily, but not people that are doing their monthly visit to the Thunder Bay Mall or taking in a hockey game in Toronto.
Both governments are in talks according to Forbes, but there hasn't been a decision by either side, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is standing strong on his stance that he wants to see more vaccinations. People aren't going and the numbers seem to be going down because U.S. governors are dropping mask mandates and opening things up, so people aren't motivated to get vaccinated.
The Duluth News Tribune is reporting that both Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Ontario might have to brace for another Summer without tourists and people spending money on vacation, staying in resorts and hotels. The biggest industry affected by the border closing is the fishing rental cabins and anglers missing because they can't cross the border.
The DNT story goes on to say many Duluthians make annual trips to Canada to fish and hunt and haven't since the closure of the border. Some area people own land in Canada and haven't been up to enjoy it, and have to have other people check on it and provide maintenance on it.
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