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US-Canada Border Closure Leaves British Columbia's Tourism Industry In Trouble

Canada and the U.S. have agreed to extend the border closure for non-essential travel through Sept. 21 in efforts to control the spread of COVID-19. The restrictions have been difficult for the British Columbia town of Fernie, which relies on American tourism to bolster their economy.

Bob Keating of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports.

This story is part of a collaboration between the Mountain West News Bureau and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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