A letter signed by multiple members of Congress has been sent to President Joe Biden, urging him to consider fully reopening the Canada-U.S. border by July 2021.
The document, obtained by CTV News, calls on the American leader to work alongside the Canadian Prime Minister to secure “a partial re-opening of the Northern Border by Memorial Day [...] with a full re-opening by July 4."
Representative Brian Higgins of New York, who wrote the letter and has called for similar action in the past, suggested that current travel restrictions "tears at the fabric of our community and is a critical problem for individuals, families, and businesses."
It comes a week after Biden confirmed that every American who wants a COVID-19 vaccine should be able to get one by May, while Trudeau is promising the majority of Canadians could be vaccinated by September.
The border between the two countries has been closed to non-essential travel for almost a year, with current restrictions set to expire on March 21, 2021.
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While these establishments are no longer there, one building has remained for over 200 years and with it a mystery that goes back just as long.
In 1815, only several years after its construction, the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse saw the disappearance and rumoured murder of its first keeper, J.P. Radan Muller, a disappearance that remains a mystery to this day.
Surrey RCMP officers in Port Coquitlam, B.C., busted a massive drug lab on April 19 that police say could produce 39 million fatal doses of fentanyl in just three weeks — roughly matching the population of Canada.
According to a statement from the RCMP, an "illicit fatal street dose" of fentanyl is 2 milligrams and the lab was capable of producing 26 kilograms (13 million potentially fatal doses) of pure fentanyl per week.
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Surrey RCMP said it was helped by various federal and municipal police agencies in dismantling and collecting evidence from the lab, which was so big that it took three days to fully break down.
"This drug and chemical seizure has dealt a multi-million-dollar blow to organized crime and gangs in BC; helping attack the income sources of those who put our communities at risk with drug trafficking; and the gang violence that accompanies it," police said in the statement.
Police say no charges have been laid in relation to the lab's operations, but an investigation is ongoing.