The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos and a buffalo chip this week:

  • Buffalo chip to an inconsistent border policy with Canada regarding closures due to COVID. Nonessential travel from Canada to the U.S. remains banned until Oct. 21 despite the fact that Canadians can fly into the United States. Canada opened its border on Aug. 9 to vaccinated U.S. citizens. Lawmakers from Minnesota and North Dakota have written officials in the Biden administration about the continuing closure, according to a recent Grand Forks Herald story. North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said the restrictions "continue to hurt communities and citizens on both sides of the border as well as our retail and tourism businesses that rely on Canadian travelers.”
  • Bravo to Olivia Sorlie, a sophomore at Jamestown High School who qualified and competed individually at the 2021 Class A State Golf Tournament.
  • Bravo to the University of Jamestown, which announced this week that it was launching UJ Accelerated, a new division for accelerated learning, and a third campus that will open in downtown Phoenix in January. UJ Accelerated will offer four- to 20-week courses and certificates in high-demand job areas such as health care, business, leadership and technology. Also, those who complete courses will earn undergraduate credits that may be used toward degrees offered by UJ.

Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board.

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