Four Homeowners Charged On New Year’s Eve Under Reopening Ontario Act In Chatham

Monday January 4th, 2021

Posted at 2:43pm

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Chatham-Kent Police were called to four complaints of homeowners not complying with the Reopening Ontario Act, 2020 on New Year’s Eve.

Police say the gatherings at homes in Chatham, Merlin, Tilbury and Raleigh Township.

Each homeowner was charged with failing to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order, contrary to section 10(1)(a) of the Reopening Ontario Act and issued an $880 ticket.

“It is unfortunate that some people still choose to not comply with the law considering these laws are put into place for everyone’s safety, including those who choose to break them. This pandemic requires a concerted effort by all our citizens in order to abate and eventually eradicate. It is only through compliance, cooperation and collaboration that we will overcome this virus. I am once again urging citizens to please comply and assist us in helping you,” said Chief Gary Conn.

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