Two people in the Sault charged under Reopening Ontario Act, face $10K fine
Two Sault Ste. Marie residents, ages 58 and 60, have been charged with violating the Reopening Ontario Act, police said Friday. (File)
Two Sault Ste. Marie residents, ages 58 and 60, have been charged with violating the Reopening Ontario Act, police said Friday.
A conviction carries a minimum fine of $10,000.
The investigation began Jan. 27, with police working with Algoma Public Health (APH), into potential violations of the act in the 100 block of Glen Avenue.
"As a result of the joint investigation, officers and APH determined an illegal indoor public event took place that evening," police said in a news release.
The pair was arrested Friday and charged with failing to comply with a continued order to not host or organize an indoor public event.
If convicted, the two face a minimum fine of $10,000 and a maximum fine of $100,000. They are scheduled to appear in court on March 30.
"Further infractions will be dealt with similarly and put before the courts," police said.