Missoulian: Canada will fully mirror Wild Horse summer hours

Following nearly a month of concern and speculation, one problematic issue in expanding the hours at the Port of Wild Horse north of Havre has been resolved.

Sen. Jon Tester, meeting in Have with officials and activists from both sides of the border with Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin, said that the Canadian Border Services Agency will fully mirror extended hours at the port for commercial traffic.

After reading a letter from Luc Portelance, president of CBSA, announcing the change, Tester thanked Portelance and his representative at the meeting, Kevin Hewson, director of CBSA’s Southern Alberta District, for the change.

“It is critically important as we go toward maintaining security while we take advantage of economic opportunities, ” Tester said.

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