Burnaby business fined $2,300 for failing to comply with COVID-19 rules

Sep 15 2020, 10:29 am

A Burnaby business owner is out $2,300 for not complying with newly introduced measures under the COVID-19 Related Measures Act (CRMA).

According to Burnaby RCMP, the fine comes after bylaw and police personnel attended a business in the 2800 block of North Road, this past Friday, September 11.

Police said the business, which they did not specifically identify, “was still serving customers well after the mandated closing time,” despite receiving warnings not to do so.

The fine was issued following “two previous warning visits” to the establishment that same evening.

“The rules have been explained and complete disregard for new health measures which have been introduced to keep us all safe will not be tolerated,” said Burnaby RCMP Cpl. Mike Kalanj. “We will continue to check on businesses with our partners from the City of Burnaby and enforce through fines when necessary.”

RCMP noted that compliance checks around the COVID-19 rules “have been ongoing for the last two weeks and will be continuing into the future.”

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