Owner of inn fighting COVID-19 fines under previous public health order loses court battle – CBC

At least 15 COVID-19 cases were tied to an outbreak at the inn in 2021

Sep 15, 2022

The owner of the Shorebird Inn, in Tobin Lake, Sask., has been found guilty of not following public health orders after he filed a motion to have his case dismissed on the basis of abuse of process.

Shorebird Inn and its employees and patrons were the subject of multiple fines since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020. In March 2021, at least 15 COVID-19 cases were tied to an outbreak at the inn.

The inn was ticketed before for failing to screen visitors for proof of vaccination or a negative test. Because the Shorebird Inn had received previous tickets, the court appearance was required.

In the court proceedings, one of the owners initially questioned the constitutional validity of the public health order that his charge was based on.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/owner-inn-fighting-covid-19-fines-public-health-orders-loses-1.6582994

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