The Dream: International Travel. The Reality: Chaos and Confusion.]

Whatever the plan and date, Professor Ettinger said that the somewhat halting and often confused experience of reopening the border following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States will make clear guidance and coordination between both countries necessary.

“The border has only gotten harder and harder,” Professor Ettinger said. “Once things return to something resembling normal, I would expect to see significant cross-border technical coordination in order to avoid the kind of disaster at the border that we’ve seen at different points in the last 20 years.”


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  • Sharon Pollock, the Calgary playwright best known for works based on Canadian historical events, has died at the age of 85. “In her plays, she provided multiple perspectives on historical events,” Anne Nothof, a professor emerita at Athabasca University in Alberta told The Times. “Pollock was committed to creating a theater that responded to the past and the present, that challenged historical and personal assumptions.”

  • Researchers at University of Waterloo, Lakehead University and Trent University have identified the remains of a sailor from the ill-fated 1845 Franklin expedition and used DNA collected from a living descendant to reconstruct his facial image.

  • Canada is not alone when it comes to having vaccines held up because of problems at a troubled plant in Baltimore.

  • After starting their season in Florida, the Toronto Blue Jays will move north but not quite far enough north to return to their hometown.

  • Connor McDavid is only 24 but the Edmonton Oilers player is on a run. He’s closing in on a 100-point season, something few thought possible with the N.H.L.’s pandemic-reduced schedule.


A native of Windsor, Ontario, Ian Austen was educated in Toronto, lives in Ottawa and has reported about Canada for The New York Times for the past 16 years. Follow him on Twitter at @ianrausten.


nytcanada@nytimes.com.

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