Crime

Booze and no shoes: Inside the Vancouver ‘makeshift nightclub’ that flouted COVID-19 orders

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When guests arrived at what Vancouver police have described as a “makeshift nightclub” inside a downtown penthouse apartment last month, they were told to remove their shoes to prevent making noise. Exotic dancers were spinning on a stripper pole than ran from the second floor down to the first …

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City of Edmonton ramps up enforcement of COVID-19 health rules – Edmonton

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Edmonton officers have ramped up enforcement of COVID-19 health rules since tougher restrictions were announced at the end of November. Read more: Alberta’s new COVID-19 measures ban in-person dining, outdoor gatherings; retail to remain open Since those stricter measures were announced, enforcement officers have issued 225 per cent more …

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Threats made against Woolwich church that ignored COVID-19 lockdown

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Waterloo Regional Police say they are investigating recent threatening messages that have been made against members of the Trinity Bible Chapel in Woolwich, Ont., as well as to the church itself. Police did not specify what the emails said, though they said the messages did threaten harm to the …

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Alberta at standoff with Edmonton-area church over COVID rules; Dr. Hinshaw says she can’t intervene

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Alberta’s top doctor says her hands are tied when it comes to a rural church that is defying public COVID-19 health orders by hosting Sunday services with hundreds of maskless congregants. Chief medical health officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw says she helps set policy, but it’s up to Alberta Health …

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Police say two men charged after Aylmer, Ont. church holds in person service

Police say two men charged after Aylmer, Ont. church holds in person service

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 1, 2021 11:51 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Two men were charged with provincial offences after police say a church in Aylmer, Ont., …

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One arrested, $17K in fines issued at Vancouver penthouse allegedly hosting ‘makeshift nightclub’

One arrested, $17K in fines issued at Vancouver penthouse allegedly hosting ‘makeshift nightclub’

Vancouver police say they issued more than $17,000 in fines and arrested a 42-year-old man at a condo penthouse allegedly operating a “makeshift nightclub.” Global News cameras captured a heavy police presence and several people being escorted in handcuffs from the Telus Gardens at 777 Richards St. early Sunday …

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Alberta mayors say dine-in lunch that broke COVID-19 rules was to support business community

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A handful of rural politicians have thrown their support behind a defiant Alberta business that broke COVID-19 rules. Bonnyville Mayor Gene Sobolewski, Lac La Biche County Mayor Omer Moghrabi, and Greg Sawchuk, reeve of the M.D. of Bonnyville all had a sit-down lunch at Lakeland Grill in Bonneville Wednesday, …

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New charges laid, bail granted to two people after anti-COVID-19 measures protest in Moncton – New Brunswick

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New charges were laid Thursday against three people who were arrested at an anti-COVID-19-measures protest in Moncton last weekend. Two of them have been released from custody following a bail hearing. Approximately 25 or so protesters gathered at city hall Sunday in a region that remains under the red …

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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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Couple fined under COVID-19 regulations for using drugs in Brockville cemetery: police

Couple fined under COVID-19 regulations for using drugs in Brockville cemetery: police

A pair of Brockville residents are facing fines under the province’s COVID-19 state of emergency act after police say they were out using drugs in the middle of the night. Brockville police say officers on routine patrol spotted a vehicle downtown at about 1:30 Wednesday morning. Police say the …

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