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BC announces huge fines and jail time for breaking public health orders

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The Provincial Government updated the rules today regarding their public health orders across BC, and things are looking a lot more serious now. It’s important to know about this kind of stuff, so we’re just going to provide you with a quick rundown.

The most important part of this is that they’re ramping up punishment. As of today, people violating public health orders (for example, attending public gatherings), can be fined up to $25,000, with jail time also possible. Meanwhile, those caught reselling or hoarding supplies could be punished with up to a $10,000 fine or jail time as well.

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On another note, municipal states of emergency have been suspended, so as to streamline a province-wide plan of action. And finally, the government itself will be intervening to ensure that essential supplies and food are properly distributed.

This all sounds intense. And we’re not going to lie to you- it is. However, keep it in mind that if we all do our part to flatten the curve of COVID-19’s spread, the issue will be resolved sooner rather than later.

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