Another month, another border closure extension.
Monday’s announcement that land border crossings between Canada and the U.S. will remain largely closed for another month, until at least Nov. 21, was no surprise to local businesspeople, said Dolores Fabiano, executive director of South Niagara Chambers of Commerce.
“I think everyone has been pretty consistent with the message that safety comes first,” she said.
“I think all our businesses are on the same page where, yes, we want to get the border reopened and we need to get it reopened, but that can’t come at the (expense) of the health and safety of our people.”
Since the border was closed March 21 to contain the spread of COVID-19, crossing by vehicle has been limited to people performing essential work between the two countries, with some exemptions on compassionate grounds.