Point Roberts businesses say border situation worst possible outcome

Downtown Vancouver, B.C., with the Burrard Bridge in the background. (Nicole Jennings/KIRO Radio)

The federal government’s decision to keep the U.S. border closed to Canadians at least another month, despite Canada deciding to open to vaccinated Americans, is getting heat not just from politicians, but from residents whose lives have been turned upside-down by the closure.

Perhaps nowhere have the restrictions been felt more sharply than Point Roberts, the small peninsula town that shares its sole land border with Canada, and can only be accessed from Washington in a car by first driving 25 miles through British Columbia.

While Canada’s move to reopen

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