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A woman was fined recently after she refused to wear a mask at an Interior ski hill.
According to 100 Mile House RCMP, on Dec. 28 at 12:50 pm, officers responded to a complaint in relation to a violation of the COVID-19 Related Measures Act at the Mount Timothy Ski Resort. It was reported that a 37-year-old woman, who was known to staff, attended the hill for recreational purposes and entered the lodge without wearing a mask.
The ski resort had clear signs advising residents that masks were mandatory as outlined in the Public Health Orders in BC.
When told to put on a mask, the woman allegedly became confrontational with staff, causing a disturbance in the process. The woman then produced a medical exemption card, though it appeared to lack information to assure it was valid.
Staff asked the woman to leave and not return until she was wearing a mask. She eventually complied with the request and left the location.
Police were notified of the incident after the woman had already left the hill. Based on information and evidence provided by witnesses, it was determined that a violation ticket would be issued.
On Dec. 30, the woman was served one ticket for failing to wear a face-covering in an indoor public space as well as another for failing to comply with directions from an enforcement officer. The two fines cost the woman a total of $460.
Wear a mask!