Corman Park, Sask. man receives $2,800 summons for hosting large gathering

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A Corman Park, Sask., man is facing a hefty fine after allegedly breaking the province’s restrictions on public gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Corman Park police said they were called to a home in Riverside Estates on Sunday afternoon after receiving a complaint of a large gathering.

The owner of the home, a 44-year-old man, allowed police to enter as he didn’t believe the group was doing anything wrong.

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Officers said they counted 21 people inside the house.

One person said that they were there for band practice, according to police.

Police said they issued the homeowner a $2,800 summons for violating the current public health order. He is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 15.

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Private indoor gatherings in Saskatchewan are limited to no more than 15 people under a public health order issued on Oct. 22 to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

It’s the second time in three days a person in Saskatchewan was issued a fine for allegedly hosting a large gathering.

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A Moose Jaw man received a $2,800 ticket on Oct. 30 after police said more than 15 people were at a Halloween party.

Lucas Howard, who received the ticket, started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to pay off the fine.

He had raised $515 as of Tuesday morning.