BC homeowner fined $2,300 for hosting Halloween party

Nov 2 2020, 11:05 am

A BC homeowner paid a hefty price for hosting a private Halloween party this past weekend.

According to Saanich Police, the homeowner received the ticket after police were called to the residence for a reported noise complaint.

Officers responded to the scene just before 3 am Sunday morning, and “discovered that there were many more than six persons inside the residence.”

And “despite warning them about the contravention of the Provincial Health Orders currently in place, cooperation was not immediately gained, and the party continued,” said Saanich Police Const. Markus Anastasiades.

In the end, the halloween party was shut down by police and officers counted 30 people leaving the residence, said Anastasiades.

The homeowner was issued a violation ticket under the COVID Related Measures Act for the amount of $2,300.

“Our officers responded to several noise complaints over the weekend regarding gatherings in private homes,” noted Anastasiades.

However, “this was the only incident which a large private gathering was found to be held.”

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