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Pandemic border closure clobbers Point Roberts

BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON – March 12, 2021 –The future looks bleak for residents of Point Roberts, Washington, because the U.S.-Canada border closure due to COVID-19 has blocked the Canadian visitors the community depends on.

“With 90 percent of its economic activity supplied by Canadians and 75 percent of its real property owned by Canadians, Point Roberts cannot survive much longer without political intervention and real solutions,” said Brian Calder of the Point Roberts Chamber of Commerce. Read the story . . .