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Vernon homeowner slapped with Halloween party fine

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November 02, 2020 - 2:06 PM

A Vernon homeowner has been issued a $230 fine for having a Halloween party.

It doesn't appear police went looking for the illegal party, but rather stumbled upon it after being called due to a fight between two drunks.

According to the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP, at around 11 p.m. Oct. 31, police officers responded to a report of two drunk people fighting at a Halloween party at the 6900 block of Tronson Road.

While at the scene police discovered the number of people at the party exceeded the limits set out in the COVID-19 Related Measures Act. The homeowner was then fined $230.

"The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP would like to remind the public of the absolute importance of following the COVID-19 Related Measures Act guidelines set forth by the Provincial Health Officer," the RCMP said in an email.

The email did not say what happened to the two drunks involved in the fight.

In Kelowna, the RCMP said it received multiple complaints about fireworks but said there were no big gatherings that resulted in fines. The Kelowna RCMP did however point out parties and other such events are often attended to by City bylaw officers and not the police.

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