Crime

Hamilton police charge 22 with COVID-19 breaches at anti-mask, pro-Palestinian events

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Two separate demonstrations in Hamilton on Sunday resulted in 22 charges for not following current provincial COVID-19 regulations. Hamilton Police say eight people were charged in connection with another Hugs Over Masks event out front of city hall. The charges were for gathering at an event that exceeded the …

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Calgary pastor arrested after flouting COVID-19 rules

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Calgary pastor Tim Stephens of Fairview Baptist Church was arrested after Sunday services for violating a Court of Queen’s Bench Order, meaning he contravened COVID-19 health restrictions. Read more: COVID-19: Calgary police arrest 2 church service organizers for violating new court order Stephens was arrested for organizing church services …

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Nova Scotia church, worshippers fined again for illegal gathering

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Nova Scotia RCMP has charged and ticketed a church and several members of its congregation for the second week in a row with violating terms laid out in the province’s Health Protection Act. Kings County RCMP were tipped off Saturday night that the Weston Christian Fellowship church, located on …

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75 people fined $135,000 at illegal gathering in Quebec’s Lanaudière region

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 16, 2021 3:40 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Seventy-five people are facing fines after an illegal gathering that violated COVID-19 rules in Quebec’s …

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3 charged as thousands attend demonstrations in Toronto, police investigating video of assault

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Toronto police say three people have been charged after thousands of people attended two large gatherings in the city on Saturday and officers are probing an assault that was captured on video. Police said in a news release that the first event happened between noon and 4 p.m., when …

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Calgary mayoral candidate Kevin J. Johnston arrested after illegal public gathering: police

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Police say they’ve arrested Calgary mayoral candidate Kevin J. Johnston after he was found to have attended an illegal public gathering earlier Saturday. According to a statement from Calgary Police Service, the morning event that Johnston attended violated an Alberta Health Services order that placed “restrictions on organizers of …

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Alberta leadership responsible for protests against COVID-19 public health orders: expert

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

A criminologist says a recent court order that allows Alberta RCMP to arrest organizers of anti-lockdown rallies can limit or prevent future gatherings but does little to educate people who don’t believe in the COVID-19 pandemic. The injunction issued May 6 allows police, for the first time, to arrest …

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COVID-19: Church of God in Aylmer, Ont., to be locked, pastor and church fined

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

A church in Aylmer, Ont., known for defying COVID-19 restrictions will be forced to temporarily lock its doors while the church itself, as well as its pastor and assistant pastor, face $48,000 in fines and $69,000 in legal costs. On Friday, Justice Bruce Thomas read his decision on a …

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City of Barrie files injunction against organizer of anti-lockdown protests

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The City of Barrie has filed an injunction to restrain the organizer of the ongoing anti-lockdown protests from co-ordinating, hosting and participating in any more gatherings on city property. The demonstrations, which have taken place around Barrie over the last number of weeks, are in contravention of Ontario’s current …

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COVID-19: Halifax man charged after going to Cape Breton to hike Skyline Trail

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

A Halifax man has been charged for breaching public health orders after travelling to Cape Breton to hike the Skyline Trail on May 10. In a release, Cheticamp RCMP said they stopped a vehicle that evening that had been speeding on the Cabot Trail in St. Joseph Du Moine. …

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