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U.S. congressman asks Biden to fully reopen Canadian border by July 4

TORONTO -- As vaccine rollout continues to ramp up in Canada and the United States, some American politicians are calling on the Biden administration to reopen the Canada-U.S. land border by this summer. In a letter addressed to U.S. President Joe Biden, Rep. Brian Higgins of New York asked that Biden work with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for "a partial reopening of the Northern Border by Memorial Day of this year with a full re-opening by July 4." Higgins, who also...

Canada-U.S. border to remain closed until at least Feb. 21

Restrictions on non-essential travel aim to limit the spread of COVID-19. The Canada-U.S. border will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least Feb. 21. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair today announced the latest extension to international travel restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. "Our government will continue to ensure the safety of Canadians against COVID-19 and base our decisions on the best public health advice available," Blair tweeted. The Canada-U.S. agreement bars entry to most travellers who are not...

Full parole for Kamloops woman who set fire to her two kids, killing daughter

Donna Elizabeth Hysop is free to live in a private residence, but must not go within 100 kilometres of Salmon Arm, where her son and ex-husband live. A Kamloops woman whose young daughter died after she set her on fire has been granted full parole 22 years after the horrific crime in Juniper Ridge. According to a Parole Board of Canada decision, 52-year-old Donna Elizabeth Hysop is free to live in a private residence, but must not go within 100...