•   
  •   
  •   

Canada RCMP rescind Calgary-area teen’s $1,200 fine for not practising physical distancing in vehicle

07:15  04 april  2020
07:15  04 april  2020 Source:   globalnews.ca

COVID-19: Some B.C. parks to be closed due to increase in visitors

  COVID-19: Some B.C. parks to be closed due to increase in visitors A number of B.C. parks are set to be closed as visitors have disregarded health officials’ COVID-19 recommendations to practise social-distancing while flocking to the outdoors in increasing numbers. Parks staff have been monitoring campgrounds, parks and trails across B.C. to ensure visitors are maintaining at least two metres between themselves and other families or groups to prevent community transmission of the virus. “The mental andParks staff have been monitoring campgrounds, parks and trails across B.C. to ensure visitors are maintaining at least two metres between themselves and other families or groups to prevent community transmission of the virus.

Park rangers have issued about 1 , 200 warnings to people for not following physical distancing Vancouver city council passed a bylaw amendment last month allowing bylaw officers to fine people up to $ 1 ,000 for violating physical distancing rules during the state of emergency, at their discretion.

Police can also issue a three-strike fine policy which starts at £60 for a first offence, rises to £120 for the second and reaches £ 1 ,000. Officers have since been patrolling the country with threats of arrest or fines of up to £60 for those are breaching social distancing guidelines.

a close up of text on a white background: RCMP have cancelled a $1,200 fine given to an Alberta teen for not practicing physical distancing. © Supplied to Global News RCMP have cancelled a $1,200 fine given to an Alberta teen for not practicing physical distancing.

RCMP in Alberta have rescinded a Cochrane teenager's $1,200 fine for not practising physical distancing while in a vehicle.

The fine was issued Thursday evening and fell under new social distancing legislation, according to RCMP.

The 16-year-old boy's father, Chris Boettcher, said his son Colby was with his friend in his vehicle, after returning from a job interview.

Boettcher said his son was parked in the driver seat while his friend sat beside him in the passenger seat. The vehicle was parked at Mitford Pond in Cochrane.

RCMP investigating after 2 men found dead near Glendon, Alberta

  RCMP investigating after 2 men found dead near Glendon, Alberta RCMP are investigating the shooting deaths of two men found northeast of the village of Glendon, Alberta. Bonnyville RCMP were called to an area at Township Road 622 and Range Road 484 around 4 a.m. on March 28, where they found two men who had been shot near a vehicle. The men were aged 39 and 57, said RCMP, and their deaths appear to be suspicious. The RCMP Major Crimes Unit has been called in to take over the investigation. RCMP said autopsies will be conducted on March 31 to confirm the causes of death.

If you purchase or obtain a vehicle from someone else, you are responsible for transferring ownership of the vehicle to your name with the DMV within how many days of the To ensure your safety while driving and from having your vehicle stolen, it is advised you always have your car doors locked.

200 ,000 Americans could die even if the U. S . takes aggressive action, Fauci says. Trump extends the federal government’ s social- distancing guidelines through the end of April. Two of the top doctors advising President Trump on the coronavirus pandemic warned on Sunday that as many as 200 ,000

According to Boettcher, the RCMP officer handed out the hefty fine when the teens' addresses on their identification did not match one another.

The teen's father said he agrees with the need to practise social distancing but said neither he nor his son were aware of the rules surrounding this.

"As far as I know, the only rule is you can't be hanging out 15 or more people, which there wasn't 15 people there," Boettcher said. "He's a 16-year-old kid.

"I see people driving on the street, and there's more than one person. If this truly is a law in effect, I don't think many people know about it.

"He didn't educate the kids in the car about what they did wrong. What Colby got out of it was, because they're not from the same address, they can't be in the same car."

RCMP charge 4 people in N.S. for not self-isolating, not physically distancing

  RCMP charge 4 people in N.S. for not self-isolating, not physically distancing Nova Scotia RCMP say they have charged four people in the province related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Two people were charged with failing to self-isolate after returning from out of the country. Two others were charged for failing to maintain a physical distance of two metres. All four individuals were fined $697.50. RCMP did not release details on where the incidents happened. Cpl. Lisa Croteau, spokesperson for Halifax District RCMP, said the two people charged with failing to physically distance were out together. She said someone called police to report it."There were people in close proximity to each other that were not supposed to be," Croteau said.

Conversely, the surgeon must not remove healthy brain cells since that would leave the patient with impaired brain function. The surgeon may be more liberal in the area of the brain he removes to ensure he has extracted all the cancer cells. This decision increases recall but reduces precision.

Start studying Driving Practice Test 1 . Learn vocabulary, terms and more with flashcards, games and other study tools. When you are driving you should be able to determine whether you can safely move your vehicle into a space located: All of the above; (To the front, side, and rear).

Boettcher said that he believes "where the cop failed Colby is not telling him why what he was doing wrong. They thought they were doing things right by not being in big groups."

On Friday afternoon, Boettcher said his family received a call from the RCMP that the ticket would be thrown out, which Global News has since been able to confirm with police.

RCMP spokesperson Fraser Logan told Global News that while officers do have the discretion to lay that offence notice and the ticket was within the member's right, after further discussions with senior RCMP management, a decision was made to cancel the ticket.

READ MORE: AHS has received nearly 4,000 COVID-19 complaints, police not issuing tickets yet

Logan added that the ticket does not follow the spirit of education and informing before enforcement. He said officers would prefer it if these cases never have to go to enforcement.

Coronavirus: Toronto mayor signs bylaw to enforce physical distancing at city parks, squares

  Coronavirus: Toronto mayor signs bylaw to enforce physical distancing at city parks, squares “We will continue to do everything we can as a municipal government to lock the city down in order to save lives."“We must do everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19 now to save lives in the weeks and months ahead," Tory told reporters Thursday afternoon.

The standard scale is a system whereby financial criminal penalties ( fines ) in legislation have maximum levels set against a standard scale. Then, when inflation makes it necessary to increase the levels of the fines the legislators need to modify only the scale rather than every individual piece of legislation.

As compared to Euclidean distance , the Sørensen distance retains sensitivity in more heterogeneous data sets and gives less weight to outliers.[12] Recently the Dice score (and its variations, e.g. logDice taking a logarithm of it) has become popular in computer lexicography for measuring the lexical

Going forward, RCMP said they will be looking at offences on a case-by-case basis, noting that the most egregious acts that violate the public health order will be enforced.

"Community peace officers and police officers will enforce public health orders such as gatherings of groups of 15 or more, non-compliant business operations and violations of the direction to self-isolate," read a statement issued by deputy commissioner Curtis Zablocki, commanding officer of the RCMP in Alberta. "Additionally, the federal Quarantine Act is now in effect in our country."

RCMP confirmed there were at least two tickets issued Thursday evening under the social distancing legislation but could not confirm how many have been issued in total so far. Both tickets issued Thursday in Cochrane relating to social distancing laws have been cancelled, RCMP said.

Calgary police said Friday that so far, their officers have issued just one fine related to self-isolation orders.

READ MORE: Coronavirus: How is Canada planning to enforce mandatory self-isolation?

In a statement, Calgary police said the department continues to work with all of its partners to help decrease the impact of COVID-19, adding that enforcement will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Halifax men stopped for speeding, charged for failing to maintain social distance .
The two men caught speeding are facing a $1,000 fine, for failing to maintain a distance of two metres, in violation of the Health Protection Act.According to police, the men were travelling in a vehicle at a high rate of speed on Highway 101 Saturday at approximately 3 p.m., when a member of the RCMP's South East Traffic Services stopped them.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 29
This is interesting!