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Senior fined for refusing to wear mask, causing disturbance in Powell River business

Refusing to wear a mask inside a business on Joyce Avenue ended up, literally, costing a 66-year-old man.

The Powell River RCMP was called after the senior started a commotion last Wednesday morning after he went inside and became belligerent and rude when asked by staff to put a mask on. 

He then refused to leave. 

The man was issued two violation tickets for failure to wear a face-covering in a public indoor space and abusive and belligerent behaviour under the COVID-19 Related Measures Act. 

The fines totalled $660.

Indoor gathering draws police response

Meanwhile, Powell River RCMP officers had to break up a small indoor gathering in the 6400 block of King Avenue on Saturday night.

Police attended and spoke to the 24-year-old homeowner who admitted to having ten people inside his house from multiple households.

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He was issued a $230 fine for promoting a non-compliant event under the Covid-19 Related Measures Act. 

All guests agreed to leave when asked.

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