Border Policy Research Institute

Though there’s national tension over trade between the U.S. and Canada, cross-border partnerships are strong, especially in Washington state and British Columbia, according to a recent report from Western Washington University’s Border Policy…

As Canada moves closer to legalizing marijuana, it may have consequences for Whatcom County residents who cross the border, including increased wait times.

That's one conclusion in a new report from Western Washington University's …

The most striking trend across the U.S.-Canada border since 2000 is a “severe reduction in passenger traffic.”

That’s one change outlined in the “Border Barometer,” a recent report on the U.S./Canada border crossing corridor Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research…

ust-released numbers show Whatcom County retailers were busy last spring, ringing up a record number of sales.

Taxable retail sales in the second quarter totaled more than $1.14 billion, the highest quarterly total ever in Whatcom County, according to data released by the …

With recreational marijuana now legal in Canada, officials are warning travelers: Make sure there is no cannabis in the car when you try to cross the international border — in either direction.

Canada legalized the use of marijuana across all provinces Wednesday, allowing sales for…

On Wednesday, Canada will become the largest country in the world to legalize cannabis. The move will not only drastically reshape marijuana in that country, but means that the entire West Coast — from Alaska to California — has become a marijuana marketplace where the formerly taboo drug is…

The Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University is hosting a one-day policy forum to discuss the state of regional cross-border collaboration in three key sectors and to identify avenues to advance these efforts, as well as barriers that exist…

If the trade agreement changes, it could impact Whatcom County in a variety of ways, including labor mobility, a weaker Canadian dollar and fewer goods crossing the border Laurie Trautman, director at Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute, told The Bellingham Herald…

The weakening of the Canadian dollar versus the U.S. dollar in recent years has had an effect at the land border crossings closest to the Vancouver metro area. Traffic is down, but the percentage of border crossers who said they drove across to pick up mail is rising. This detail comes from a…

Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI), in collaboration with Whatcom Council of Governments, is conducting a two-part survey data collection of the four Canadian border crossings in the county: Pacific Highway, Peace Arch, Lynden and Sumas. The goal behind the…

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