VANCOUVER SUN-The Vancouver police says it issued four tickets on the weekend at downtown house parties held in violation of B.C.’s social gathering restrictions.
The first violation ticket , which carries a $2,300 fine, was handed out on Friday night to a party host who had 10 people packed into a Yaletown home.
Another ticket was dispensed the same night after police responded to a party on the 58th floor of a building on West Georgia Street.
The VPD says officers also attended two parties on Saturday and Sunday that were hosted in the same building.
“Both calls were for the same unit. On Saturday night, there were 10 people at the party. On Sunday, there were 14 partygoers,” police said in a release. “In addition to breaking the rules around gatherings, none of the people in the suite were wearing masks or practising physical distancing.”
The tenant received two tickets, totalling $4,600, for each party.
The social gathering restrictions, which prohibit indoor social interactions with people outside of one’s household or core bubble of one or two people, were put in place by the provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry to slow the spread of COVID-19.