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Canadians Find Drone From US Carrying 11 Guns

It got stuck in a tree on the Ontario side of the border

(Newser) - Police in Canada say American criminals appear to have found a new way of smuggling guns across the border. A drone carrying a bag with 11 handguns was found stuck in a tree on the bank of the St. Clair River, which separates Ontario and Michigan, CTV reports. Homeowners Christine...

Report: MyPillow CEO Couldn't Enter Canada With Pillows

After truck with 10K pillows refused entry, Mike Lindell says he'll drop them by parachute

(Newser) - It started with an announcement over the weekend. "All of our employees are busy making pillows right now for the truckers in Canada," MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell declared on Saturday, relaying his plans to try to get his company's wares through to those protesting anti-vaccine mandates and...

Police Clear Bridge Ahead of Reopening

Windsor's mayor says 'economic crisis' is ending

(Newser) - Police on the Canadian side of the Ambassador Bridge arrested protesters and towed vehicles Sunday after Windsor's mayor said the "national economic crisis" is ending. "Border crossings will reopen when it is safe to do so," said Mayor Drew Dilkens, who added that the timing is...

It Was 35-Below, and They Weren't Used to the Cold

BBC looks into the deaths of family from India who died trying to walk into US from Canada

(Newser) - They were a young family of four from India who froze to death while trying to walk from Canada into the US last month. The BBC digs into the story of the Patel family to try to understand how this came to pass, and one inescapable fact emerges: It was...

US Urges Canada to End Bridge Blockade

Trudeau is willing to 'respond with whatever it takes' to end COVID protests

(Newser) - The Biden administration urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government Thursday to use its federal powers to end the truck blockade by Canadians protesting the country’s COVID-19 restrictions, as the bumper-to-bumper demonstration forced auto plants on both sides of the border to shut down or scale back production. For...

Family That Froze Trying to Cross Border Identified

Family from India included boy, 3, and girl, 11

(Newser) - Update: The four people who died of exposure while trying to walk into the US from Canada during a blizzard last week have been identified as a family from India. Investigators believe smugglers brought Jagdish Patel, 39; Vaishailben Patel, 37; and their children, 11-year-old girl Vihang and and 3-year-old boy...

It's a Milestone Day for Travelers to the US

Pandemic restrictions lifted for those who are vaccinated from abroad

(Newser) - The US lifted restrictions Monday on travel from a long list of countries including Mexico, Canada, and most of Europe, setting the stage for reunions nearly two years in the making and providing a boost for the airline and tourism industries decimated by the pandemic. The rules that go into...

US Reopening Land Borders —for the Fully Vaccinated

Nonessential travel from Canada, Mexico will resume, provided travelers are vaccinated

(Newser) - The US will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the country moves to require all international visitors to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Vehicle, rail, and ferry travel between the US and Canada and Mexico has been...

Vaccinated Americans Can't Wait to Enter Canada

At one border crossing, line is 7 hours long

(Newser) - Travelers headed to the border Monday, the first day Canada has allowed fully vaccinated Americans to cross over under relaxed coronavirus restrictions. Vehicles were backed up, with the wait time at the International Falls, Minnesota-Fort Frances, Ontario, crossing was seven hours, the CBC reports. People were rushing to loved ones,...

Canada, Mexico Border Restrictions Extended Again

US cites continued risk of COVID-19 transmission, despite Canadian easing

(Newser) - The US government on Wednesday extended the closure of the land borders with Canada and Mexico to non-essential travelers until at least Aug. 21, per the AP . The announcement by the Department of Homeland Security came two days after the Canadian government announced it would begin letting fully vaccinated US...

Canada: Here's When US Tourists Can Return

Fully vaccinated Americans can enter without quarantining starting Aug. 9

(Newser) - Canada announced Monday it will begin letting fully vaccinated US citizens into Canada on Aug. 9, and those from the rest of the world on Sept. 7. Officials said the 14-day quarantine requirement will be waived as of Aug. 9 for eligible travelers who are currently residing in the United...

Canadian Accused of Entering US With Interesting 'Undeclared' Items

Including sloth and croc parts, raccoon feet, shark jaws, and a human skull 'with mounted butterflies'

(Newser) - A Montreal woman has been arrested on charges of trying to cross the US border into Canada with "numerous undeclared wildlife items," including a three-toed sloth, 18 crocodile skulls and heads, and seven crocodile feet, per documents filed in federal court in Vermont, reports the AP . Vanessa Rondeau,...

Canada Adds Test for Arrivals by Land

Trudeau hints at more coronavirus restrictions for air travelers soon

(Newser) - As new and more contagious coronavirus variants make their way around the world, Canada plans to impose a new restriction. As of next Monday, people reaching its borders by land will have to produce a negative coronavirus test—taken in the past 72 hours—before being allowed into Canada. Prime...

Americans Facing Frosty Reception in Canada

Drivers with US plates told to 'go home'

(Newser) - Americans are facing some rare hostility from Canadians eager to keep travelers—and any possible coronavirus infections—away from the Great White North. Vehicles with American plates have reportedly been vandalized in Canada, while occupants have been told to "go home," reports the BBC . The 5,525 miles...

Dying Woman Will Finally Get to See Her Fiance

American Charles Emch allowed into Canada to be with Danielle Larocque

(Newser) - It seems a Canadian woman with terminal cancer will get her final wish: to be reunited with her American fiance. Charles Emch had been unable to see Danielle Larocque since the US-Canada border was closed to most travellers back in March. Though exceptions are now made for immediate family members,...

Canadian Border Is Staying Closed
Canadian Border
Is Staying Closed

Canadian Border Is Staying Closed

Ban on nonessential travel extended for 30 days

(Newser) - A ban on nonessential travel between the US and Canada has been extended for another 30 days and the border will now remain closed until at least June 21. "This is an important decision that will keep people in both of our countries safe," Canadian Prime Minister Justin...

US, Canada Just Made a Big Joint Move on Coronavirus

Border between 2 countries temporarily shut down to 'nonessential travel'

(Newser) - The US and Canada have agreed to temporarily close their shared border to nonessential travel, President Trump announced Wednesday as the two nations work to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Both countries are eager to choke off the spread of the virus but also maintain their vital economic...

Feds: Detained Brits Deliberately Crossed Border

2 of them had previously been denied entry to the US

(Newser) - American authorities are disputing the account of a British couple who say they were taken into custody after accidentally crossing into the US from Canada. Customs and Border Protection's Northwest Division released a video Wednesday that it says shows the couple "slowly and deliberately driving through a ditch"...

Canadian Mayor: US Is Turning Away Pot-Smokers at Border

Saskatchewan mayor describes a 'couple of cases,' fears there will be more

(Newser) - And it's happening. Less than two weeks after the legalization of recreational marijuana across Canada brought news that US border officials would bar pot-smoking Canucks from heading south, the first Canadians have been turned away, reports the CBC . "It is a fairly serious concern," says Mayor Roy...

Her Pleasant Beach Jog Turns Into 2-Week Nightmare

Cedella Roman, 19, mistakenly crosses into US from Canada and is detained

(Newser) - The border between the US and Canada is the longest in the world, and it's not always well marked, points out the Bellingham Herald in Washington state. For proof, just ask 19-year-old Cedella Roman, who went out for a jog on the beach in British Columbia, inadvertently crossed into...

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