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Covid-19 Complaints Lead to Charges

“The City of Sarnia recently issued multiple charges under the Reopening Ontario Act (ROA); these charges are linked to individuals who attended multiple outdoor organized public events in contravention of the gathering limits,” says Manager of By-Law Enforcement Services.

Charges came following several complaints of a group violating the COVID-19 gathering limit, through multiple organized outdoor events. By-Law Enforcement, together with Sarnia Police Services, following the provincial directive are taking serious any public complaints.

Since the start of the pandemic By-LawEnforcement staff have received 1676 complaints, and issued 7 charges under either the Emergency Management Civil Protection Act (EMPCA) or ROA.

The COVID-19 email reporting service is monitored daily to provide the best available response to public concerns and we continue to encourage residents to email us at The phone line is available Monday to Friday, excluding holidays, from 8:30am – 4:30pm. The number is 1-877-4-SARNIA (1-877-472-7642) or 519-332-0330. After hours, calls are to be directed to the Sarnia Police Service general line.

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