Vancouver Tim Hortons has Licence Suspended for Violating COVID-19 Health Orders

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VANCOUVER — The City of Vancouver suspended the business licence of a Tim Hortons location for failing to comply with local health orders related to COVID-19, according to Global News.

The City of Vancouver has placed a 10-person limit on all venues to enforce social-distancing orders.

Businesses that fail to comply with Vancouver’s social-distancing orders can be fined up to $50,000 under the city’s recently amended State of Emergency bylaw.

Inspectors reportedly visited the location on four separate occasions and issued several warnings. The suspension, issued on March 26, was effective for three days.

In a statement, Tim Hortons indicated the restaurant in question (at 108 Pender St.) is in a “challenging neighbourhood” and an isolated incident. The company also noted the location’s owner will request support from local police to help ensure the number of customers doesn’t exceed the limit.

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