Ky. man faces fine for breaking Canadian quarantine rules

Published: Aug. 24, 2020 at 4:46 PM EDT
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CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - A Kentucky man could face a fine of up to $750,000 or six months in jail for violating a quarantine order in the Alberta Rockies in late June according to Canadian Mounted Police.

40-year-old John Pennington was initially given a $1,200 ticket on June 25 after staff at a Banff hotel called the Royal Canadian Mounted Police saying they believed the United States citizen was violating the Alberta Public Health Act during the COVID-19 pandemic.

American visitors have been able to use a loophole allowing them to travel through Canada on the way to and from Alaska.

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