JUNEAU — A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says the Canadian government plans to allow for 24-hour crossings at the border of Hyder, Alaska, and Stewart, British Columbia.
Murkowski spokesman Matthew Felling says Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer informed Murkowski of the plan Wednesday. Felling says details are being finalized.
Local officials in Alaska and Canada said they heard about the plan from a Canada Border Services Agency official. The agency’s media relations office said there was nothing specific to report.