New Customs facility to open Thursday

The old Canada Customs booths on the international bridge will be empty starting Thursday as the new facility on Church Street finally opens.
Canada Customs spokesperson Nancy Schultz said the new location, with its modern facilities and technology, will make the border crossing here more efficient for travellers as well as improve security protecting Canadians.
Signs have been posted to direct incoming traffic to the new facility.
Fort Frances is Northwestern Ontario’s busiest port-of-entry. Last year, more than 450,000 vehicles carrying 975,000 people entered Canada from International Falls.
Schultz said an official opening ceremony is being planned for later this year.