Wild Horse bor­der cross­ing win­ter hours start Sun­day

Medicine Hat News - - COMMUNITY-WEST -

Hours of op­er­a­tions at the Wild Horse bor­der cross­ing will fall back to win­ter hours Oct. 1, while pre­lim­i­nary fig­ures sug­gest us­age is up at the port of en­try south of Medicine Hat.

The Canada Bor­der Ser­vices Agency in­formed trav­ellers in a re­lease Thurs­day that af­ter this week­end, hours will be lim­ited to be­tween 8 a.m. an 5 p.m un­til April.

The agency re­ports the Wild Horse cross­ing counted 17,000 trav­ellers in 8,000 ve­hi­cles from May to the end of Au­gust.

Com­pa­ra­ble fig­ures re­leased in late 2016 stated the en­tire five-month sum­mer pe­riod that year saw trav­ellers num­ber 16,707 in 7,021 cars, six buses and 397 com­mer­cial trucks.

The CBSA also an­nounced on Thurs­day that the Chief Moun­tain port, on Al­berta High­way No. 6 in the foothills, will close for the sea­son at 6 p.m. on Satur­day.

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