January 18, 2021

Councilor Pila should be fined after a busy weekend

Ottawa City Councilor Pila calls on authorities to begin imposing fines instead of warnings on violators following rules that slow the spread of COVID-19.

Last week, the Ottawa Health Medical Officer issued an order Controls the number of people allowed at any given time Up to 25 outdoor skating rinks and Toboggan Mountains in the city.

Ottawa Pila officials issued nearly 500 verbal warnings over the weekend that they had broken the rules of the mask and physical distance, and were banned from playing hockey with others outside their home under public health order. The use of hockey equipment in city rings is also prohibited under the order.

“We don’t want to take tickets, but the truth of the matter is, many are violating safety rules,” the Gloucester-South Napian gown said. Carol Anne Meehan.

“Obviously, people need an incentive to take this seriously, if they ‘re not going to follow the rules … we’ re going to take the ticket. This is the only tool left in our suitcase.”

The fine is coming, warns the Bila director

Roger Chapman, the city’s director of pilates and regulatory services, said there were “numerous cases” of people skating and playing hockey in storm water pools.

“The snow covering the storm water pools is unpredictable. In fact, authorities found parts of these pools with open water and thin ice,” Chapman wrote in a statement to the CBC.

We need to do something to get people to take this seriously, and if it hits them in the pocket book, stay put.– Gown. Carol Anne Meehan

Chapman said everyone who was asked to disperse over the weekend complied with those demands. It will ultimately “move forward at the discretion of the officer, and those who fail to comply will be fined,” he said.

Meehan said parents should have a responsibility to look after their children and help them understand why sometimes they may not be able to go doping or skating.

He said many parents do not take the rules too seriously, which could affect their own safety and the safety of their children.

“We’re not killing for fun. We ‘re not going to fine people. We’re just worried about their health. We need to do something to get people to take this seriously, and if it hits them in the pocket book, stay put.”

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