Point Roberts

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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‘We’re suffering and they don’t care’: No border travel exemption for Point Roberts

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Residents of Point Roberts, WA. who’ve been landlocked by the Canada-U.S. border since the 49th parallel crossing was closed to non-essential travel in March are frustrated to learn newly eased restrictions don’t apply to them. “We’re suffering and they don’t care,” Point Roberts Chamber of Commerce president Brian Calder told …

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Washington state asks Canada for Point Roberts coronavirus exemption – BC

Washington state asks Canada for Point Roberts coronavirus exemption - BC

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is asking Canada for help with U.S. residents of a small peninsula who have been marooned by the pandemic-related closure of the U.S.-Canada border. Point Roberts is part of Washington state, but it juts out from the Canadian mainland south of Vancouver and it is not …

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Point Roberts fire chief calls for exemption on coronavirus border ban

Point Roberts fire chief calls for exemption on coronavirus border ban

Point Roberts‘ fire chief is calling for a special exemption to Canada’s closed border with the U.S. for residents of his community. About 1,500 people live on the tiny peninsula, which is a part of Washington state bordered by water on three sides and the Canadian border to the north. …

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