Police shut down illegal nightclub and issue pandemic fines in New Westminster, BC – BC

Police shut down an illegal nightclub and imposed $575 in pandemic-related fines on an event organizer in New Westminster, British Columbia, last month.

According to a Monday news release, officers were conducting regular patrols in the downtown district when they found a large party in the 400 block of Front Street.

Inside the venue, they found about 150 guests who weren’t wearing masks or physically distancing. Some were on a dance floor, they noted, and open booze was being served.

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New Westminster police said they closed the event “without issue” and issued fines under BC’s COVID-19 Related Measures Act.

“It appears to have been an illegal nightclub,” said Sgt. Sanjay Kumar in the release. “We want everyone to know that public health orders are still in place and still being enforced. These orders are in place to protect public health.

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Under the province’s current provincial health orders, bars, nightclubs and lounges that do not serve meals are not allowed to operate. Dancing is not permitted in any venue and masks are required at all times when guests are not seated.

The measures were put in place late last year to curb the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.


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