Sunday, February 28, 2021

Organizer of Dresden-area event charged under COVID-19 provincial regulations

The organizer of Dresden-area event has been charged under the COVID-19 provincial regulations.

Municipality of Chatham-Kent officials say on Friday, December 18, an event organizer was charged by Chatham-Kent bylaw enforcement officials for holding an organized event in excess of 50 persons under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020:

– (1) Subject to subsection (2) and sections 2 to 5, no person shall attend,

(a) an organized public event of more than,

– (i) 50 people if the event is held indoors, or

– (ii) 100 people if the event is held outdoors;

“The charge, which carries a minimum fine of $10,000, was laid in connection to an event held in the Dresden area,” Municipal officials said in a press release.

“The charges stem from a complaint received regarding the planned event.”

No further information concerning the incident will be released, Municipal officials added.

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