FORT FRANCES, ON, Aug. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Stockwell Day,
Minister of Public Safety, today announced that NEXUS has expanded to the Fort
Frances, Ontario-International Falls, Minnesota border crossing.
"The Government of Canada is proud that NEXUS is expanding at the land
border in Fort Frances, Ontario," said Minister Day. "This will enable both
Canadian and American NEXUS members to travel quickly and securely between
Canada and the United States."
The new enrolment centre, located on the U.S. side of the border, will
also make it more convenient for residents of the Fort Frances region to apply
to the NEXUS program.
NEXUS is a joint Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Customs and
Border Protection program that is designed to simplify border crossings for
pre-approved travellers. On land, NEXUS members can use NEXUS lanes at 16
locations when travelling across the Canada-U.S. border, including a location
that was launched on August 18, 2008: Coutts, Alberta-Sweetgrass, Montana. The
NEXUS program is also available at eight major Canadian airports and at over
450 locations for the marine mode of transportation.
The NEXUS card is also an accepted alternative document to the passport
under the U.S. Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative when travelling to the
United States by air (at designated airports), land and sea. In late fall
2008, NEXUS members will receive a new card with enhanced security features,
such as holograms, to prevent counterfeiting. To ensure that members receive
their card and that their NEXUS privileges continue without interruption, they
should visit www.nexus.gc.ca to update or confirm their mailing address.
This NEXUS expansion also demonstrates how the CBSA is preparing to
ensure the smooth flow of legitimate travellers across the border in the lead
up to the 2010 Winter Olympics.
For more information, please visit the NEXUS Web site at www.nexus.gc.ca.
For further information:
For further information: For media information: Mélisa Leclerc, Office
of the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, (613) 991-2863;
Chris Kealey, Media Relations, Canada Border Services Agency, (613) 991-5197