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Coronavirus: Host of large Moose Jaw, Sask. gathering fined $2,800

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The Moose Jaw Police Service fined a host of an illegal gathering $2,800 under the Public Health Act.

Police say they responded to a Moose Jaw, Sask., residence on Friday after receiving a complaint of a large gathering.

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When police arrived, more than 15 people were in attendance, officials say.

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The person responsible for the residence was issued a $2,000 fine including an $800 victim surcharge, for failing to comply with the province’s Oct. 22 public health order, which states indoor private gatherings can not exceed 15 people, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Indoor and outdoor public gatherings have a limit of 30 people.

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Failing to comply with a public health order can result in a $2,000 fine, plus surcharges, for residents, and a $10,000 fine, plus surcharges, for businesses.

The province’s most recent public health order can be read in its entirety here.

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