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Calgary enforcement backs up Alberta restrictions

Last Updated Dec 10, 2020 at 5:10 pm MST

(PHOTO: Tom Ross - 660 NEWS)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Following the restrictions introduced for Alberta on Dec 8, Calgary enforcement has been working to support the new rules.

Ever since the mask bylaw was introduced in Calgary back in August, Calgary enforcement has handed out 21 violation tickets for not wearing proper face-coverings.

Since Dec 2 update, six tickets were handed out for not wearing masks, including some related to protests that will continue to be investigated.

Two tickets were handed out on Tuesday for protests during the weekend with three additional tickets going out this week.

Three tickets worth $3,000 each were given out following a religious gathering that did not follow restrictions.

“We will continue to focus on enforcement where people are clearly disregarding compliance. The actions we take today and over the coming weeks will bear significant impact on the safety of us all – while we have done a great deal of education, The Province has made it clear that there must be a consequence to putting other people at risk,” said Chief Bylaw Officer Ryan Pleckaitis in a release.

Additionally, new restrictions to retail and public indoor spaces capacity will be introduced on Dec 13 with an update coming to the mask bylaw at the city council meeting on Dec 14.