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More border crossings reported near Emerson

By: Staff Writer

Posted: 02/13/2017 3:15 PM

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The flow of individuals from the United States into Canada continues near Emerson.

RCMP reported on Monday afternoon that two groups of people were intercepted crossing the border near Emerson overnight. One group of four individuals and a second group of three individuals were found to have illegally crossed the border.

Another 21 people crossed the border overnight on Friday, a day after a town hall meeting in Emerson brought together municipal officials, RCMP and Canada Border Services members for a discussion on a how to respond to the growing number of individuals attempting to enter the country from the U.S.

There have been a total of 69 such border crossings since the start of the year, the majority of which have occurred in the last two weeks.

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