Canadian town sticks by US neighbor

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 4:20pm


When the US and Canada closed the border to nonessential travel to counter the spread of the coronavirus, the small Alaskan community of Hyder was put in a bind. Hyder relies on neighboring Stewart in British Columbia, Canada, for gas, food and medical needs. They are technically two towns split by an international border, but they think of themselves there as one community. And, now the mayor of Stewart has pledged to support her Yankee neighbors and deliver what’s needed to the border.