Conak is stuck at the border
Daniel Wagner / Vancouver Awesome – November 19, 2020 / 9:51 am | Story: 316834
Photo: Brandy Holtbee
Braden Holtby cannot currently enter Canada. Since the border between Canada and the U.S. has been closed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is no longer a newspaper for many Americans.
For Holtby, he was allowed to enter Canada because he signed with Canucks this off-season and must move to Vancouver before the upcoming 2020-21 season. According to the plan, if the season is to start on January 1, training camps will have to start in early December, with players traveling outside Canada required to be detained two weeks before the time.
No, Holtby is stuck on the Canadian border for a very unknown reason: his two pet turtles do not have proper paperwork.
While many Canx players have pet dogs, their new goaltender and his family are turtle people. Holtby and his family have two leopard turtles, so named for the yellow and black specimens on their shells. Their names are Honey and Maple.
Turtles can make lovely pets with their delicate nature, which can cause serious diseases. Leads to problems when importing and exporting them. Canada’s sanctions are relatively relaxed, but they require import permits for all turtles and turtles.
This is exactly what Holtby is facing now as he tries to bring Honey and Maple to Vancouver. They did the proper paperwork to import the turtles to Canada, but missed an important step: they also needed to apply for an export permit from the United States.
Holtby’s wife Brandy tweeted the confusion Wednesday morning, hoping someone could help speed up the missing paperwork.
Braden is stuck on the border with the turtles and looks at them as if he cares about the net. Until then, he had been sitting the turtle outside Canada.