Tag Archives: Church

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Church of God in Aylmer, Ont., returns to court following contempt ruling

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

A controversial church in Aylmer, Ont., will find out what penalty it faces when it returns to the Superior Court of Justice following a contempt ruling late last month. On April 30, Justice Bruce Thomas found the Church of God to be in contempt of his order directing the …

Read More »

‘Convenience factor’: Regina religious groups consider making virtual services permanent

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

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, the transition to online religious services was a challenge for aging parishioners. But now, a year into the shift, many religious organizations are seeing the long-term benefits. At 84 years old, Margaret Roth’s computer knowledge was limited and she had never heard of …

Read More »

COVID-19: Regina church considers ‘cautious rather than anxious’ approach to easing restrictions

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

Saskatchewan has set a target date to lift some of its COVID-19 restrictions under its reopening plan, but just because things can return closer to normal doesn’t mean they will. On Sunday, the province reached its first vaccination benchmark as 70 per cent of those 40 and older received …

Read More »

More charges pending following latest Church of God gathering: Aylmer Police

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

Aylmer Police say charges are pending following the latest large gathering at the Church of God Restoration on Sunday. Officers monitored the property on John Street on Sunday in anticipation of breaches of the current emergency orders. Read more: COVID-19: Already ‘fragile’ Ontario camps industry facing uncertain summer According …

Read More »

Saskatoon church continues services despite previous fine for breaking gathering limit

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

The congregation at Saskatoon’s Fellowship Baptist Church held a service on Sunday, and there are questions as to whether they violated public health orders designed to stop the spread of COVID-19. On Sunday, Global News saw 34 people either enter the building or on the church’s livestream. Neighbours said …

Read More »

Latest Church of God gathering leads to several Reopening Ontario Act charges

Latest Church of God gathering leads to several Reopening Ontario Act charges

Aylmer Police have charged six people under the Reopening Ontario Act following a large gathering at the Church of God Sunday. The church, which has a history of defying provincial emergency orders, held an in-person service Sunday. Officers were on-site to monitor the scene Sunday in anticipation of the gathering, …

Read More »

Waterloo police hand out 9 tickets for $750 after Woolwich church opens doors again

Click to play video: '2 Toronto police officers charged in relation to gathering at Aylmer church'

Waterloo Regional Police say officers handed out nine tickets outside of the Trinity Bible Chapel after people gathered for Sunday service once again at the church. “Members of our COVID Integrated Response Team (CIRT) attended the church yesterday and observed Reopening of Ontario Act (ROA) violations,” police spokesperson Cherri …

Read More »

COVID-19: 2 Toronto police officers charged after attending large church gathering in Aylmer, Ont.

COVID-19: 2 Toronto police officers charged after attending large church gathering in Aylmer, Ont.

A Toronto police spokesperson tells Global News the service is reviewing a video posted on Facebook that appears to show two of its officers engaged in a verbal dispute with police in Aylmer, Ont., after officers in the town charged them and two others for violating COVID-19 orders at …

Read More »