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Alaska, British Columbia Neighbors Want Relaxed COVID-19 Border Restrictions

Residents of Hyder and Stewart at a Sept. 19 rally at the border. They want to create a "Bear Bubble" — a shared quarantine area for residents living in both communities. (Carly Ackerman)
Residents of Hyder and Stewart at a Sept. 19 rally at the border. They want to create a "Bear Bubble" — a shared quarantine area for residents living in both communities. (Carly Ackerman)

Residents of the small town of Hyder, Alaska, rely on their neighbors across the border in Stewart, British Columbia, for groceries, fuel and medical care.

But Canada’s COVID-19 restrictions have curtailed much of the travel between Hyder and Stewart, including sending kids north to school. Jacob Resneck of CoastAlaska reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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