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Kingston Police issue over $29,000 in fines over emergency order violations on Saturday

On Saturday, Kingston Police issued over $29,000 in fines for violating emergency orders.

“Officers from the CORE Unit were out today to ensure public safety and compliance with current emergency orders.” said Kingston Police on Saturday. There were a total of 34 tickets issued related to the current emergency orders and 5 other tickets issued.

  • 17 tickets were issued for violating the province’s Stay-at-Home order, at $880 each. 
  • 17 tickets for Reopening Ontario Act (ROA) regarding gatherings over 5 people at $880 each. 
  • 2 liquor tickets at $125
  • 2 trespassing tickets at $65
  •  1 traffic ticket for $110

On April 9th, Kingston Police re-iterated their support for the closure of Breakwater Park on Friday. “Ultimately, Kingston Police want to remind the population that there is currently a government-mandated Stay-at-Home order, where people should not leave their residences unless necessary and under specific exemptions,” they said.

They are now taking a refined approach and sedentary activities such as sitting or sunbathing are not considered to be an exception of the Stay at Home orders.

Fines for any violations range from $880 to $2,060, with a summons to court. A minimum fine of $10,000 still being applied for those who host or organize an event or gathering in excess of the prescribed numbers.

More to come. 

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