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Border Services Agency changes. - Jul. 28, 2017

CBSA announces changes to hours of service at six New Brunswick border crossings
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada Border Services Agency
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will adjust hours of service at six ports of entry (POEs) along the New Brunswick border.
Effective August 6, 2017:
• Bloomfield POE will close on Sundays and statutory holidays.
Effective August 20, 2017:
• Milltown POE will close from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. ADT.
• Centreville POE will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. ADT.
• Gillespie POE will close from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. ADT.
Effective September 4, 2017:
• Forest City POE will close on Sundays from Labour Day (the first Monday of September) to the United States Memorial Day (last Monday of May).
• Fosterville POE will adjust its winter hours (between Labour Day- the first Monday of September and Memorial Day- last Monday of May), to 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ADT, seven days a week.
These changes will align with the hours of service at corresponding United States Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) locations.
The CBSA is committed to facilitating travel and trade while maintaining the security of the Canadian border, and will continue to work closely with the USCBP and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to ensure that land borders remain secure.
For wait times on the go, travellers can download CanBorder, the CBSA’s free border wait time mobile app. Travellers also can visit the CBSA website for border wait times and travel tips, or call the Border Information Service line at 1-800-461-9999.

Quote
“At the time that many of our ports of entry were established, the areas they served looked quite different than they do today. Populations, industries and traffic patterns have changed. It’s necessary now to make changes that reflect this reality, so we have the services we need, when and where we need them.”
- Calvin Christiansen, Regional Director General, CBSA Atlantic Region

Quick facts
• Travellers should plan ahead or consider re-routing to the suggested alternate POEs:
o Milltown: St. Stephen-Ferry Point (3 km) and St. Stephen-3rd Bridge (3 km)
o Centreville: Andover (49 km) and Woodstock Road (43 km)
o Gillespie: St. Leonard (36 km) and Andover (24 km)
o Forest City: Fosterville (63 km) and St. Croix (67 km)
o Fosterville: Woodstock Road (47 km) and St. Croix (92 km)
o Bloomfield: Centreville (26 km) and Woodstock Road (54 km)