By Staff Sergeant Ryan Currie
The Creston RCMP would like to remind citizens that the current restrictions under the Provincial Health Orders must be followed to ensure that the spread of COVID-19 is minimized. We have received a number of complaints regarding non-compliance with the Orders, and we have been dealing with those complaints individually in the hopes that education would encourage compliance.
Considering that these Orders have been widely publicized, and due to pressures from Provincial and Municipal governments as well as community citizens, the Creston RCMP will be issuing fines as set out under the Public Health Act for contraventions of the Orders. These contraventions include, but are not limited to:
- Organizing a non-compliant event Section 2(2) of the COVID-19 Related Measures Act, Item 23.5 Gathering and Events Order – $2300.00 fine (includes, rallies, in-person worship services, etc.).
- Failure to wear face covering in indoor public space Section 3(1) of the COVID-19 Related Measures Act, Item 23.6 Emergency Program Act – $230.00 fine.
We all understand that the current restrictions are difficult for everyone – especially at this time of year when spending time with family and friends is most important. We encourage everyone to follow the guidelines so we can get through this and back with those we love, safe and healthy, as soon as possible.
From all of us at the Creston RCMP Detachment, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and have a safe and healthy New Year.