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Parts of U.S.-Canadian Border Disappear in Brush

A small agency responsible for marking and maintaining the expansive border between the United States and Canada has fallen so far behind it may never catch up without more money and resources. The agency, the International Boundary Commission, has warned that border markers are deteriorating and parts of the border are becoming overgrown by trees and brush to the point that the border’s location could be lost in some areas. Officials of the agency said they had not been able to carry out a five-year plan for turning things around because they did not have enough money. The agency, which received $1.23 million this year from the United States and the same amount from Canada, will very likely ask that its budget be doubled, said Michael O’Sullivan, who is Canada’s commissioner for the agency. Full Story

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