anti-mask

Halifax man without face mask fined after approaching people in apartment lobby – Halifax

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Halifax Regional Police say a man has been given a ticket for violating the Health Protection Act in an offence related to COVID-19. Police say they received a report on Tuesday that a man was not wearing a face mask while approaching people in the lobby of an apartment …

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Coronavirus: More anti-mask protesters arrested outside Hamilton city hall – Hamilton

Coronavirus: More anti-mask protesters arrested outside Hamilton city hall - Hamilton

Hamilton police and City of Hamilton bylaw officers have ticketed another group of anti-mask protesters near city hall. Police say 14 tickets were handed out around 5 p.m. Tuesday to a group of people who assembled at the corner of Bay Street South and Main Street West. Police say …

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Coronavirus: Okanagan man opposes anti-maskers in Kelowna

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Another anti-restriction protest happened in Kelowna this weekend, but this time, one Okanagan man took it upon himself to protest against the crowd of COVID-19 conspiracy believers. “Truly, it’s an honour to be out here supporting science and the front-line workers,” said David Crawford, a Kelowna resident. “What I …

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Two people charged with assault after B.C. Walmart employee asked them to wear masks

Two people charged with assault after B.C. Walmart employee asked them to wear masks

Two alleged anti-maskers are facing charges in connection with an attack on a Walmart employee in Dawson Creek, B.C. The BC Prosecution Service said Jordan Alex Taylor was charged with assault and mischief and was banned from the store, while Kennedy Jane Pace was charged with assault. On Nov. …

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Penticton liquor store owner calls for beefed-up fines after anti-masker allegedly harasses staff

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A Penticton, B.C., liquor owner said the provincial government should beef up fines for those not complying with B.C.’s mandatory mask policy after a confrontation at his store on Sunday. Jeff Leonard, the owner of the Government Street liquor store, said a customer refused to put on a mask …

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Canucks anthem singer Mark Donnelly axed for planned appearance at anti-mask rally

Canucks anthem singer Mark Donnelly axed for planned appearance at anti-mask rally

He’s long been a staple of Vancouver Canucks home games, but it appears Mark Donnelly has sung the national anthem for the last time in Rogers Arena. Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini took to Twitter Friday, responding to a Vancouver Sun report that the Canucks’ anthem singer would be performing …

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Salmon Arm RCMP issue hefty fine to anti-mask rally organizer – Okanagan

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Anti-mask demonstrators were out in full force in the Shuswap this weekend, and for the organizer of one of the events, it ended in a hefty fine. RCMP said they tried to have a conversation with the co-ordinator of a protest at a Salmon Arm park Saturday to warn …

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3 charged after Hugs Over Masks protest at Hamilton city hall – Hamilton

3 charged after Hugs Over Masks protest at Hamilton city hall - Hamilton

Three men have been charged in connection with an anti-mask protest outside of Hamilton city hall on Sunday. Police say the men were a part of a gathering of about 35 that attended an area around Bay Street South and Main Street West for a Hugs Over Masks event, …

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Kaleden customer hurls racist insult at employee trying to enforce mask mandate

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The owner of a South Okanagan gas station is speaking out after a customer used a racist insult when the business tried to enforce the province’s mask mandate. The case is also shining a spotlight on the conflicting messages businesses are getting about how to handle cases where people …

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B.C. grocery store hires security guard as anti-mask hostility grows

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A grocery store in the Kootenays has hired a security guard for the first time since they opened their doors 45 years ago, but it’s not due to an increase in shoplifting. Since B.C.’s provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry ordered masks to be worn in all indoor public spaces …

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