Mounties slapped the host of a Burnaby get-together with a hefty fine after she told officers the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t real.
Police responded to a complaint of a household gathering Feb. 26 – contravening current provincial health orders – at a residence in the 6600-block of Willingdon Avenue.
Police said two non-residents were located inside of the home.
“The homeowner stated that she did not believe the pandemic was real,” explained Cpl. Michael Kalanj. “She was issued a $2,300 violation ticket for hosting a non-compliant event.”
A day earlier, police were called to a residence in the 7600-block of Imperial Street to find a group playing cards without the homeowner present.
This was the second time in three days Mounties had attended the home, confirmed Kalanj. Each of the four guests received a $230 violation ticket.
In total, Burnaby RCMP issued 10 violation tickets and responded to a total of 56 COVID-related complaints last month.
Gatherings of any size are currently against the law in the province, police can issue a violation ticket of either $230 or $2,300 for non-compliance.
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