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Tim Hortons location in BC has licence suspended for violating COVID-19 orders

A Tim Hortons location has had its licence suspended for violating orders from the provincial health officer.

According to the City of Vancouver, the cafe located at 108 W Pender Street was in violation of orders issued by Dr. Bonnie Henry.

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Her orders stated that restaurants must limit the number of people allowed inside, and that restaurants are restricted to take out and delivery service.

“Our property use inspectors visited the site on four different occasions and issued several warnings. The business licence was suspended on March 26, 2020. The suspension will be in effect for three days,” the city said.

The suspension is authorized by section 277 of the Vancouver Charter, because the failure to comply is considered to be “gross misconduct.”

City officials said that property use inspectors have visited over 5,800 restaurants and 1,000 personal care facilities since March 20, and will continue to do so to ensure compliance with our orders and those of the provincial health officer to help combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Their Contact Centre has received 69 complaints about restaurants and 11 about personal service establishments such as salons, which were ordered closed by the provincial health officer.

Individuals and businesses found to be in violation of a City order issued under the State of Emergency By-law are liable for fines of up to $50,000, the city explained in a notice to the public.

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