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

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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)
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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.

Residents of Hyder and Stewart want to create a "Bear Bubble" — a shared quarantine area for residents living in both communities. (Carly Ackerman)
Residents of Hyder and Stewart want to create a "Bear Bubble" — a shared quarantine area for residents living in both communities. (Carly Ackerman)

This segment aired on September 28, 2020.

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