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RCMP in Campbell River have fined a local evening establishment for COVID violations after warnings were issued earlier this month.

Police say they were notified about concerns with the establishment’s actions regarding COVID-19 regulations laid out by the province.

Initial visits authorities made to the establishment provided education and warnings to ensure rules were fully understood.

According to the RCMP, during subsequent visits they found more violations. As such, two fines of $2,300 each were levied against the location.

Constable Maury Tyre says that fines are “typically a last resort” in these situations.

“There are businesses and people out there doing their best to follow the rules, keep people safe, and get by during this pandemic,” Tyre said in a statement.

“It’s important that businesses and people follow the rules for the public’s safety and in order to keep things running and open.”

RCMP did not disclose the name of the business.