Thunder Bay OPP Charge 66-Year-Old with Reopening Ontario Act Violation

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Thunder Bay – The Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Thunder Bay resident following an incident where police were dispatched to a report of a large gathering of people in a private residence.

On January 24, 2021, the Thunder Bay OPP attended a private residence in the Township of Shuniah. When police arrived, they located 23 people inside not adhering to the Reopening Ontario Act.

As a result, a 66 year old Thunder Bay resident was charged with hosting an event at a residential premises that exceeds the number of people permitted, contrary to section 10.1(1) of the Reopening Ontario Act. This offence comes with a fine of $880.

The OPP remind would like to remind everyone to take the public health measures seriously. Legislation is in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public by mitigating risk of exposure.

For more information, please go to the Government of Ontario website or to the Thunder Bay District Health Unit’s website at