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Point Roberts pins COVID-19 border exemption hopes on President Biden

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Residents of the Washington state community of Point Roberts are hoping an executive order from U.S. President Joe Biden could lead to eased COVID-19 border restrictions. Point Roberts lies just south of Delta, B.C., and is separated from the rest of Washington state by water and the Canadian border. …

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‘Like a knife in the heart’: Committed couples plead for relaxation on COVID-19 border restrictions

Jennifer North and Eric Schoneker at Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Jennifer North and Eric Schoneker aren’t married, but they’re in love. The couple became friends in high school in White Rock in 1978, but drifted apart until a friend’s memorial three years ago, where they reconnected and fell in love. When North had breast cancer, Schoneker was there to …

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COVID-19: B.C. grandparents meet newborn granddaughter across U.S. border

COVID-19: B.C. grandparents meet newborn granddaughter across U.S. border

Bill and Kathie Ward met their newborn granddaughter Willow on Monday, separated by two metres, a smelly ditch and an international border. The Chilliwack, B.C. couple’s daughter, Jodi Pears, gave birth to her third child, Willow, 10 days ago. But Pears lives in Lynden, Wash., meaning that unlike when Willow’s …

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