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Caronport’s The Beacon given second fine of $14K for breaching public health orders

The provincial COVID-19 enforcement team issued several tickets to businesses and individuals between Jan. 10 and 17 for failing to abide by public health orders. 
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The Saskatchewan Health Authority has issued a second summary offence ticket to The Beacon Coffeehouse in Caronport for failing to check for proof of vaccination or negative test. File photo

The Saskatchewan Health Authority has issued a second summary offence ticket to The Beacon Coffeehouse in Caronport for failing to check for proof of vaccination or negative test.

The provincial COVID-19 enforcement team issued several tickets to businesses and individuals between Jan. 10 and 17 for failing to abide by public health orders. 

The Beacon and Eston’s The Jug Bar and Grill were each given a ticket for $14,000 for breaching the health orders; this was the second penalty for the Caronport business after it received a ticket during the week of Oct. 25, 2021

Meanwhile, the SHA’s COVID Cops issued fines of $2,800 to 13 individuals for failing to wear a mask. These individuals were in Moose Jaw, Oxbow, Sedley, two in Tisdale, Saskatoon, Weyburn, five in Hudson Bay and Milden.

“Note that under The Health Information and Privacy Act, the Ministry of Health cannot disclose the names of individuals who have received fines,” the provincial government said in a news release.

The province has previously said that if a business intentionally allows people to access its venue without providing proof of vaccination or testing as required, or customers don’t wear a mask, then the business is in violation of public health orders and can be subject to a ticket.

The current mandate orders all restaurants to ask customers for proof of vaccination — also known as a vaccine passport — or negative COVID-19 test before they can seat patrons. Furthermore, customers who visit any business must wear masks, except when eating or drinking or if they have a medical exemption.

Besides The Beacon in Caronport, Moose Jaw’s Sweet Treats Candy Company is another area business to receive a fine from the SHA. The candy business received a fine of $2,800 because people were not wearing masks