There’s a potential solution in the works to a Canada-U.S. border crossing closure affecting Stewart and Hyder.
Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen says the Canada Border Services Agency is working on a set of protocols that would allow people to cross the BC-Alaska border at Stewart from midnight to 8 a.m. even with no border staff in place.
The federal government cut overnight staffing at the border earlier this spring, prompting an outcry from residents on both sides of the border, including the U.S. government.
Cullen says the new system would be for the general public and industry.
Cullen says the changes will likely occur in days rather than months, although he didn’t have a specific time-line.