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Numerous People Charged Under The Reopening Ontario Act In Lindsay

KAWARTHA LAKES-Eight people are facing a fine of $880 under the Reopening Ontario Act after three police investigations in Lindsay.

Police say on February 5, 2021, at 10:47 pm the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service observed a suspicious vehicle on Setters Road in Ops Township.  A traffic stop was initiated, the identities of all four occupants in the vehicle were detained. Through investigation, the officer determined that the driver was unlicensed and had taken the vehicle without the consent of the owner according to police. The driver has been charged with, driving without a licence under the Highway Traffic Act and cautioned for taking a motor vehicle without consent under the Criminal Code.

All occupants in the vehicle were charged with failing to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order, contrary to the Reopening Ontario Act and issued an $880 ticket. 

On February 6, 2021, at 11:14 pm the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service observed a vehicle travelling on Lindsay Street South in Lindsay without its headlights on according to police. Police say the vehicle was stopped while speaking with the driver a strong odour of cannabis was detected. As a result of an investigation, the identities of all occupants in the vehicle were obtained.  Two occupants have been charged under the Cannabis Control Act, with person under 19-year possess cannabis. Two occupants in the vehicle were charged with failing to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order, contrary to the Reopening Ontario Act and issued an $880 ticket. 

On February 9, 2021, at 3:34 am the City of Kawartha Lakes Police were called to investigated suspicious individuals at a Lindsay Street North address. As a result of the investigation, two individuals were located and were charged with failing to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order, contrary to the Reopening Ontario Act and issued an $880 ticket. 

It’s unclear what part of the act was breached. We have reached out to Kawartha Lakes Police Service for more information but have not yet heard back.

On February 10, 2021 the Ontario government extended the stay-at-home order for our region until February 16, 2021, when it will be determined if it can be lifted safety. 

“Community safety has been and remains our number one priority throughout this Pandemic. The City of Kawartha Lakes Service is committed to working with community partners in balancing overall public safety and health.” said police in a statement.  

 

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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