The Bellingham Herald reported that a survey released by the Whatcom Council of Governments focused on travelers who crossed the border with shopping as their primary purpose. The survey estimates that more than 300,000 vehicles carrying shoppers cross the border into Whatcom County in July. That's four times more than the same period in 2007.
David Davidson is associate director at the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University. He believes one factor is that Canadian residents can save money traveling south of the border since the Canadian dollar grew in value against the U.S. dollar.
More Northwest Headlines
Barge brings tons of buoys, other ocean debris to Seattle Inslee to lead 9-day trade mission to Korea and Japan FAA: Philly-to-Seattle flight reports emergency, lands safely Pacific Northwest’s tallest building sold for $711M Lake Chelan wildfire moving toward Stehekin and Holden Village Panoramic camera takes images from atop Space Needle Brememrton man pleads guilty to federal hate crime in Seattle Exam ordered for man accused of unruliness on Seattle-to-Maui flight
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.