Loved ones reunite at an oasis on closed US-Canada border

BLAINE, Wash. (AP) — The closure of the U.S.-Canada border has cut off many families from loved ones on the other side, but a park between Washington state and British Columbia has provided some with a rare chance for in-person visits. Visitors from both sides are allowed to cross inside Peace Arch Park, without having to display a passport. That’s made it a reunion spot for families, couples and friends separated by the border closure. Blaine, Washington, resident Lois England and Surrey, British Columbia, resident Ian Hendon met up there following the longest separation of their three-year relationship. England called it a “huge reprieve” to see him again.