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Havre rolls out the carpet for Canadian visitors

A community barbecue in Havre honoring Canadians attracted hundreds of visitors from both sides of the border Friday.

Mayor Bob Rice had declared the opening day of Havre's annual Festival Days celebration as Canadian Day.

Canadian officials on hand for the event said they were thrilled at the reception they recieved.

"I think it's great," said Maple Creek Mayor Ann Weisgerber. "We used to have a lot of exchange before the Canadian dollar dropped. It's nice to see them trying to get us here again."

The barbecue was organized by Rice and others as part of his campaign to mend relations between...


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