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Major upgrades for three Westman border crossings

The new Goodlands port of entry, south of Deloraine on Highway 21, officially opened on Tuesday. It is one of three in southwestern Manitoba to undergo a $5.5-million facelift.

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The new Goodlands port of entry, south of Deloraine on Highway 21, officially opened on Tuesday. It is one of three in southwestern Manitoba to undergo a $5.5-million facelift.

Significant upgrades at three border crossings in southwestern Manitoba were unveiled Tuesday, after each one got $5.5 million in new facilities.

Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire, second from left, officially opens the Goodlands port of entry with officials from the Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Tuesday.

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Brandon-Souris Conservative MP Larry Maguire, second from left, officially opens the Goodlands port of entry with officials from the Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Tuesday. (SUBMITTED)

Brandon-Souris Conservative MP  Larry officially opened the new facilities at the Goodlands port of entry on Tuesday, along with Claude Rochette, a vice-president with the Canada Border Services Agency.

Along with the Goodlands crossing, which is south of Deloraine on Highway 21, new facilities were opened at Lyleton, south of Pierson on Highway 256, and Coulter, on Highway 83.

The new facilities each measure more than 300 square metres and are significant upgrades over the previous structures. They include the addition of bi-level primary inspection line booths, tertiary garages, and safe and secure detention cells and arming rooms.

The new garages at these three ports of entry are fully enclosed, enabling officers to conduct extensive examinations safely while protecting travellers from the outdoor elements.

These new state-of-the-art facilities offer significantly enhanced operational capacity and are reflective of a modern law enforcement agency, according to a government press release.

Last year, more than 17,000 vehicles and nearly 40,000 travellers entered Canada through the Goodlands crossing; Coulter saw 13,000 vehicles and more than 20,000 travellers; and Lyleton processed more than 13,000 vehicles and nearly 28,000 travellers.

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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 20, 2014

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Significant upgrades at three border crossings in southwestern Manitoba were unveiled Tuesday, after each one got $5.5 million in new facilities.

Brandon-Souris Conservative MP  Larry officially opened the new facilities at the Goodlands port of entry on Tuesday, along with Claude Rochette, a vice-president with the Canada Border Services Agency.

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Significant upgrades at three border crossings in southwestern Manitoba were unveiled Tuesday, after each one got $5.5 million in new facilities.

Brandon-Souris Conservative MP  Larry officially opened the new facilities at the Goodlands port of entry on Tuesday, along with Claude Rochette, a vice-president with the Canada Border Services Agency.

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