Wahta First Nation also closes non-essential business, ending tobacco sales – CTV News

April 8, 2020

BARRIE — Wahta First Nation joins Rama First Nation in closing all non-essential businesses including those selling tobacco.

As of 6 p.m. Thursday, all non-essential businesses will be closed in Wahta First Nation according to a post by the elected council.

On Wednesday, Rama First Nation officially closed all tobacco business.

In a release, a spokesperson for the community says they are closing all non-essential businesses, including all smoke shops, to reduce traffic to the community.

Rama Moccasin and Smoke Shop posted a copy of the notice they were served on its Facebook page.

The notice from the Chief and council states, “We must continue to drastically reduce the visitors to Rama First Nation and to keep practicing social distancing. It is vital to our community’s health.” And, “the Rama Police Service and Security Department will be driving by your business to assist in ensuring any outside visitors are redirected off of the reserve.”

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