B.C. is ramping up enforcement of public health orders to ensure more people are following its mask mandate and social gathering restrictions.
On Wednesday, the province announced it is asking more provincial officers to actively enforce public health orders and issue violation tickets.
“This will put more boots on the ground,” said Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth in a statement, “and better ensure we can penalize those who insist on putting their own selfishness above public health.”
Gaming investigators, conservation officers, community safety unit inspectors, and liquor and cannabis inspectors are asked to actively support police and increase COVID-19 enforcement during the normal course of their duties or when in public places.