Outfitters are also looking for help from the federal government in Ottawa, as the tourism industry deals with the loss of American visitors. Opposition member Eric Melillo offers his comments.
"We recognize, and I know that many of our tourism outfitters also recognize, the need for the border to remain closed. More than anything, we're just asking for some certainty, and hoping the government can get some sort of timeline, just to allow for businesses and the outfitters to better prepare for that reopening," he said last week.
While the coronavirus outbreak is quiet in the northwest, numbers across the border in the U.S. continue to climb.
As a result of the ongoing pandemic, the MP for the Kenora riding would like to see Ottawa accelerate plans to improve internet service in the district, especially with the prospect of more online learning this fall.
"Absolutely, this is an issue I've been advocating for very early on. I think we've been seeing during this pandemic it's really show how important it is to have reliable internet in rural and remote areas," he said.
Melillo has been sponsoring a petition, which now has more than 900 signatures.
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