Canadian border reopens with brass

Northern neighbors trickle back into town


November 11, 2021

Max Graham

Playing "O Canada," Haines Community Marching Band members Jim Green (clarinet) and Tom Morphet (trumpet) serenade Bruce Funk (right), the first nonessential Canadian traveler to visit Haines in over 18 months. Having arrived in town at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, the day the border reopened, Funk holds a goody bag gifted to him by borough mayor Douglas Olerud.

When Bruce Funk left his Whitehorse home at 8:30 a.m. Yukon time on Monday, he didn't expect cookies, hot chocolate, a band playing "O Canada," quote-hungry reporters, curious residents, a police escort, mayor Douglas Olerud and a gift basket all...

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