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.
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.