Last week, police pulled over a man driving a car with an expired California license plate on the famous Sea-to-Sky highway in West Vancouver, Canada, only to find out that he was attempting to go to Whistler to snowboard while still having two days left of quarantine. According to CBC News, after being pulled over and questioned, police called Canadian Border Services, who confirmed that he was in violation of Canada’s Quarantine Act after recently returning from the United States and was subject to an $1150 fine.
Under the Government of Canada’s Quarantine Act, all people entering Canada, regardless of citizenship, must self-isolate and quarantine for 14 days. This means you cannot leave your home for groceries, to see family, or any other activities that someone may deem “essential.”
This is not the first case in which someone has been caught trying to break quarantine rules to go out and embrace nature, but, in this case, who knows what would have happened if the man’s license plate wasn’t expired?