The Associated Press Staff. In this file photo, a person walks on a trans Pride flag crosswalk in Calgary on Sunday, Aug.
There have been unconfirmed reports of a family from Texas flaunting to a restaurant server the fact they were in the Banff townsite on vacation in early June. The group is said to have entered Canada under the guise of driving through to Alaska. On Tuesday, the federal government announced an extension of the closure of the Canadian-U. According to Freeland, Canada's Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair has instructed the Canada Border Services Agency to take further care to ensure travelers entering Canada are "truly coming for essential reasons" and are adhering to the rules deed to help flatten the curve.
She was hopeful the federal government might ease restrictions to prevent cross-border travel to allow her and her older sister Hilma to their friends in class. Hyder has 63 residents and only a handful of those are school-aged.
There are no grocery stores or gas stations, with residents mostly dependent on tiny Stewart, which lies right across the border in B. Ketchikan is 90 kilometres away by air. Stewart has residents, and is km northwest of Terrace and km northwest of Smithers.
Residents say there have been no cases of COVID in either town, and with no tourism there is unlikely to be any. Nonetheless, Canadians who cross into Hyder have to self-isolate for 14 days when they return to Canada unless they work at a gold mine that is only accessible by a road through Hyder that returns back into Canadawhile Hyder residents can come into Stewart once a week for three hours to get essentials such as groceries and fuel. Residents have formed the Hyder Stewart Action Committee to petition the federal, provincial and state governments in Canada and the U.
The process has stalled because of the pandemic. There are so few children over here. Is there more to this story?
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