Police lay costs following weekend church gatherings in Wheatley, Ontario with 100 alleged unmasked individuals

The Canadian Press

Printed Monday, December 28, 2020 1:44PM EST

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WHEATLEY, Ont. — Police have laid costs after they are saying massive gatherings had been held two days in a row in a Wheatley, Ont., church this weekend.

Chatham-Kent Police say they discovered greater than 100 individuals with out masks contained in the church at each occasions.

Police say a 50-year-old man from Merlin, Ont., was charged over the gathering at Outdated Colony Mennonite Church on Saturday.

They are saying one other man from Merlin was charged over a gathering on the identical church the following morning.

Each males had been charged with failing to adjust to the Reopening Ontario Act, which limits non secular gatherings to 10 individuals indoors or outdoor throughout lockdown.

Ontario was positioned beneath a province-wide lockdown on Saturday, which is able to stay in impact for 28 days in southern Ontario.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Dec. 28, 2020.

This story was produced with the monetary help of the Fb and Canadian Press Information Fellowship.