Rolly’s restaurant in Hope, British Columbia, has refused to verify proof of diners’ immunization, as required by the BC Vaccine Card since September 13, prompting Fraser Health to seek the court order.
Fraser Health seeks court order to close Hope restaurant in B.C. defying COVID health orders
“The operators of Rolly’s Diner were intentionally allowing unvaccinated individuals to be assembled at the restaurant… constituting a health hazard under public health law,” Judge Andrew Mayer said in granting the injunction.
“It is not the role of this court to question the decisions of public health officials regarding activities that pose… a risk to the health of the people of British Columbia.
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Fraser Health said it was “happy” with the decision, but was still reviewing the decision and would provide more details on next steps in the coming days.
Fraser Health sues Hope restaurant in B.C. to force closure
Fraser Health issued an order to close the restaurant on October 7 and the company also had its business and alcohol licenses suspended.
The restaurant faces a fine of $ 100 per day from the district for continuing to operate, and has also been fined several times by health inspectors.
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Speaking on Corus Radio Network’s Roy Green on Sunday, Rolly co-owner Muriel Young called the vaccination passport “illegal.”
“I must say that your medical situation is none of my business,” she said. “So I didn’t apply for this passport. “
Asked Thursday about companies that continue to defy the vaccine passport ordinance, B.C. Premier John Horgan said the vast majority of B.C. accepted vaccination as a safe and effective way to fight COVID-19.
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“And for companies who think this is a better course of action, well, there are consequences for them,” he said.
The injunction came a day after Vancouver Coastal Health ordered another BC business, Corduroy Restaurant in Vancouver, to shut down for refusing to verify diners’ immunization status.
The city of Vancouver also confirmed on Wednesday that it has suspended the restaurant’s business license.
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