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Police investigate party, charge man with stay-home order violation

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Owen Sound police fined a 25-year-old local man for violating the provincial stay-at-home order Wednesday.

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Police were called to investigate a report of a possible party at an eastside residence, an Owen Sound Police Service news release said Thursday.

“Several persons were spoken to, with a 25-year-old local man being charged and issued an $880 fine under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act,” the release said.

The Ontario government declared a state of emergency April 7 and issued a stay-at-home order, which requires everyone to remain home except for essential purposes, which don’t include social gatherings, the release said.

“Police would like to stress that it is important to take this seriously and stay home.”

For more information about provincial restrictions visit: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/zones-and-restrictions. For Ontario’s detailed stay-at-home order visit: https://files.ontario.ca/solgen_oreg265-21_2021-04-07.pdf.

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