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Peterborough Police Ask For Local Outdoor Basketball Courts To Be Shut Down After A Number Of Residents Gather To Shoot Hoops

PETERBOROUGH-Peterborough Police Service laid 14 COVID-related tickets under the Reopening Ontario Act over the weekend.

On Saturday, April 10, 2021, five tickets were laid in relation to the protest in front of City Hall and nine tickets were laid in connection with a call for service at Armour Hill where approximately 20 youth between 18 and 19 years old were tailgating with open alcohol and music according to police.  Along with the COVID-19 related charges, two Highway Traffic Act tickets were issued as well as a Liquor License Act infraction.  Officers at the scene learned that all of the youth were from outside the City of Peterborough.

Officers also continued with quarantine compliance checks, completing 22.  Police say all checked were compliant.

On Saturday, April 10, 2021, Peterborough Police say officers were also called four times in a short period of time to the Simcoe Street and Bethune Street basketball court for about 15-20 people “gathering” on the court in contravention of the Reopening Act (gathering of more than 5 people), education and warnings were given, however, continued non-compliance led to the request to the City of Peterborough for the courts to be shutdown.

For more information on the stay-at home order and emergency brake information here’s the link: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/61029/ontario-enacts-provincial-emergency-and-stay-at-home-order

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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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