COVID-19 Enforcement Update - January


2021-02-02 07:38 PST

To keep our community informed about enforcement actions through the COVID-19 pandemic, Burnaby RCMP is releasing monthly updates summarizing actions taken under the COVID-19 Related Measures Act (repealed January 8) and the Emergency Program Act.

On January 7, 2021, officers attended a business in the 4400-block of Still Creek Drive after receiving a report of a man refusing to wear a mask and yelling in the business. The man also refused to leave the premises. Police attended and issued the man a $230 violation ticket.

On January 9, 2021, officers attended a restaurant in the 4500-block of North Road in response to a complaint that the establishment was serving liquor after 11:00 pm. Police walked through the business and noted several customers with more than one drink in their possession after 11:00 pm. A $2,300 violation ticket was issued to the owner of the business.

On January 29, 2021, officers attended a basement suite after receiving a complaint of a house party. Once on scene, police counted at least 10 people in the suite. There was no room for social distancing and guests were not wearing masks. The host of the party explained that he felt comfortable having people over because everyone had washed their hands. A $2,300 violation ticket was issued.

Burnaby RCMP’s COVID Compliance Enforcement Team (CCET) and City of Burnaby bylaw officers continue to conduct regular patrols through businesses.

Burnaby RCMP first responders and CCET responded to a combined total of 52 complaints and issued 3 violation tickets in the month of January. This does not include the numerous restaurant, lounge and business checks conducted by CCET. 

Released by

Cpl. Michael Kalanj

Media Relations Officer
Burnaby RCMP (English only)
6355 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5G 2J2
Office: 604-646-9566
Fax: 604-646-9704


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