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Learned an important lesson in not trusting my gut. Was booked to attend a training camp in California Thursday-Sunday. Went back and forth over whether to cancel or not but ultimately elected to go. Flew down Thursday am when Canada had level 3 (avoid non essential travel) for just 3 countries (China, Iran, Italy). YVR like a ghost town. Plane down pretty empty. Shortly after arriving in Cali, learned B.C. government was advising against all international travel and that everyone returning (including from US) would have to self-isolate for 14 days. Training camp canceled before first training session. Spent Friday am trying unsuccessfully to contact airline by phone to change flight home. Gave up and bought a new ticket. After checking in for flight, got email alert from federal government to return home while still could. Came home on packed flight. Was gone about 36h, zero training, now on 14d self-isolation, and wishing I had trusted my gut. Canada’s level 3 travel advisory was updated today to all countries. Lots of events canceled locally but our public health officer although banning events over 250 people, has said go out and play, shop, go to restaurants. TP and sanitizer hysteria in full swing here. Lots of wine and tofu though.
Getting off easy here. The most recent sentencing outrage: in the fall of 2016, a driver crossed the centre line and plowed into a group of cyclists (including the son of a friend of mine) on the shoulder, on the other side of the road. That's right, not from behind. He drove into them on the other side of the road. Several were injured, one cyclist died.
Last month, he received his punishment: an $1800 fine and a one year driving ban. Disgusting.