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B.C. residents returning from US issued tickets for not getting a negative COVID-19 test

BY The Canadian Press, Nov 24, 2021 9:41 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

The Canadian Border Services Agency says there was a 24-hour period between Sunday and Monday where BC residents making short trips to the US for essential supplies received fines for not getting a negative COVID-19 test. (Photo - BC Transportation/Twitter)

The Canadian Border Services Agency says there was a 24-hour period between Sunday and Monday where BC residents making short trips to the US for essential supplies received fines for not getting a negative COVID-19 test.

The federal minister of emergency preparedness says border guards have since been advised that BC residents can cross into the United States for essential supplies because of flooding in the province.

Bill Blair says the circumstances of those who received tickets for allegedly violating quarantine restrictions is being reviewed by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

BC Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says though the border is a federal responsibility, he has spoken with Blair about the issue and has been told that any tickets that have been issued will be revoked.

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