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Police hand out fines totaling more than $15K to 18 people following illegal Muskoka gathering

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have handed out fines totalling $15,840 to 18 people who attended a large gathering in Huntsville, Ont., on Thursday evening.

At about 5:30 p.m., police say they responded to a complaint regarding a large gathering at a Deerfoot Trail home.

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After police attended the gathering, they found a large group of people who weren’t compliant with the restrictions under the Reopening Ontario Act.

As a result, police fined 18 people each with $880.

Ontario entered its first stage of reopening on Friday, which allows outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people. Prior to Friday, the outdoor gathering limits were five people. Indoor gatherings aren’t permitted.

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