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COVID-19 complaints in Burnaby include 40-person rave, 58-person party

Last Updated Dec 3, 2020 at 5:29 pm PDT

Summary

Enforcement officers responded to 46 complaints, issuing five tickets to people who hosted or organized gatherings

Burnaby RCMP issued fines to hosts, organizers of one rave, four parties

BURNABY (NEWS 1130) — The organizer of a 40-person rave, and host of a 58-person party were among those fined by Burnaby RCMP in November for violating COVID-19 orders.

Mounties released their monthly snapshot of tickets issued under the COVID-19 Related Measures Act. In total, enforcement officers responded to 46 complaints, issuing five tickets to people who hosted or organized gatherings.

The month started with a report of a rave.

“The small area did not allow for physical distancing, attendees were not wearing masks and were consuming alcohol,” reads a release from Burnaby RCMP.

On Nov. 15, officers were called to two separate parties in apartments — one with 30 guests, and another with 58.

A few days later, police responding to a noise complaint around 2 a.m. were “met with aggression” by people attending a party.

Finally, on Nov. 22 someone who had previously been fined for defying orders against hosting house parties was issued another fine.

Hosting or organizing a gathering can result in a $2,300 fine, while attending one can lead to a $230 ticket.