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American couple charged for not self-quarantining after entering Canada

Excelsior, Minn. couple each given $1,000 fines for not obeying Quarantine Act after coming into country on June 24.
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THUNDER BAY – A pair of Excelsior, Minn. residents have been fined $1,000 apiece for not complying with mandatory self-quarantine rules after crossing into Canada.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on Saturday said the pair were instructed by Canada Border Service Agency workers to proceed directly to their destination and remain there for 14 days, after arriving at a crossing in Fort Frances, Ont. on June 24.

Police say both failed to comply with the order.

David Sippell, 66, and Anne Sippell, 65, were charged with failure to comply with an order or subjecting to any condition the entry into Canada, under the Quarantine Act.

OPP remind the public to take the Act seriously, noting it was put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.



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A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith has been the editor of Thunder Bay Source for 18 years and has served a similar role with TBNewsWatch.com since 2009. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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