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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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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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Court date set for Calgary pastor accused of organizing and promoting gatherings

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

A court date has been set for a Calgary pastor accused of violating public health orders to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Calgary police released Artur Pawlowski from custody yesterday evening. He was arrested Saturday and charged for organizing an illegal in-person gathering, and promoting and attending an illegal …

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Trial to begin for Alberta pastor accused of violating COVID-19 health orders

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

The trial of an Alberta pastor accused of not following public health orders meant to curb the spread of COVID-19 is to begin Monday. Pastor James Coates of GraceLife Church spent a month in jail for violating a bail condition not to hold church services that officials have said …

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Woolwich pastor faces fine of up to $100,000 for Sunday service ignoring COVID-19 lockdown

Woolwich pastor faces fine of up to $100,000 for Sunday service ignoring COVID-19 lockdown

Waterloo Region issued nine tickets to members of the Trinity Bible Chapel in Woolwich, Ont., for holding services on Sunday in spite of the COVID-19 lockdown, according to Waterloo Region. Waterloo Region spokesperson TJ Miller told Global News in an email that five elders, pastor Jacob Reaume and the …

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‘We have a responsibility’: Oliver, B.C., pastor issues emphatic plea to follow public health orders

Ken Clarke, a pastor at Valley Congregational Church in Oliver, said it is his personal conviction that one of the most loving, compassionate, and Christ-honoring actions we can take to protect one another is not to gather in large groups.

A religious leader in Oliver, B.C., said fear he’d lose his son to COVID-19 and the reality of the virus circulating in the community gave him unique insight into the peril caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Ken Clarke has been the pastor at the Valley Congregational Christian Church …

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Pastor speaks out against Aylmer’s state of emergency ahead of anti-mask protest – London

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The pastor of the Church of God in Aylmer, Ont., is speaking out against the town’s declaration of a state of emergency in response to the second anti-masking “freedom march.” On Monday, the town declared a state of emergency, which Mayor Mary French said in a statement was “a …

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Canadian pastor sentenced to 3 months for defying Myanmar coronavirus law – National

Canadian pastor sentenced to 3 months for defying Myanmar coronavirus law - National

A Myanmar court on Thursday sentenced a Canadian preacher who said Christians were immune to the novel coronavirus to jail with hard labor for three months for holding church services in defiance of a ban on gatherings during the outbreak. David Lah, a Canadian of Burmese origin, and another man, …

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Coronavirus: Churches across Quebec opening for first time since March – Montreal

Coronavirus: Churches across Quebec opening for first time since March - Montreal

Houses of worship across Quebec have been given the green light open for the first time since March when restrictions were put in place due to the novel coronavirus. And Montrealers were ready for their first Sunday service since lockdown restrictions were eased. “I was longing for this moment because, …

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Coronavirus: Aylmer, Ont., church holds third drive-in service despite police threats of fines – London

An aerial image captures a full parking lot at the Church of God in Aylmer, Ont., as drive-in church service takes place Sunday morning.

The Church of God in Aylmer, Ont., held its third drive-in service Sunday morning despite Aylmer Police Service’s threats of a “hefty” fine and roadblocks. Pastor Henry Hildebrandt told 980 CFPL Sunday afternoon the service “was actually very enjoyable.” READ MORE: Coronavirus: Drive-in church service in Aylmer, Ont., to proceed …

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