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TIMMINS POLICE SET TO ENFORCE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND CIVIL PROTECTION ACT

The Timmins Police Service is distributing the following information in response to a number of public queries received from various sources.

As it stands at present, and in order to afford each citizen the protections they are entitled to, the Timmins Police Service is monitoring specific sites and areas within our community to ensure compliance with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

In short, under this emergency legislation, as declared last week, all gatherings of 50 people or more are prohibited.

Additionally, a range of described businesses and organizations are not allowed to open or remain open in Ontario.

These include, but are not limited to, daycare centers, concert venues, public libraries, indoor recreation facilities, private schools, movie theatres as well as bars and restaurants, except those that are readily capable of providing drive-thru, delivery or take-out service.

Where warranted, and in response to any reported or discovered offences, the Timmins Police Service will engage in remedial enforcement action.

For obvious public safety reasons in regards to Covid 19 protocols, the set fines for any infractions are quite severe.