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Canadian dollar falls to 79 cents compared to U.S. dollar

The Canadian dollar continued its slide on Friday, March 6, on news about its weak numbers when it comes to trade and expectations that the U.S. dollar will continue to strengthen.

Here’s a link to a Globe & Mail story explaining some of the factors. As of this afternoon the loonie was hovering around 79 cents compared to the U.S. dollar.

It appears the weaker Canadian dollar is now impacting border crossings. The January total number of passengers traveling southbound through Whatcom County's five border crossings was 982,249, the lowest monthly total since January 2012. That’s according to data compiled by Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute.