Fraser Health Authority obtains court injunction against Rolly's Restaurant

If owner Marlene Abeling keeps the establishment in Hope open, she could be held in contempt of court

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      Fraser Health has won a court victory against a restaurant that has refused to check to see whether customers were vaccinated against COVID-19.

      Today (October 21) in B.C. Supreme Court, the health authority obtained an injunction.

      This means that if the Hope restaurant remains open, its owner, Marlene Abeling, can be held in contempt of court. If a person disobeys a court order, they can be jailed indefinitely.

      Fraser Health sought the court order after Rolly's had refused to close in response to an order to do so on October 7.

      "In the ensuing weeks, Fraser Health made repeated attempts to engage with the business operator to provide education about the Provincial Health Officer’s order and ultimately issued numerous violation tickets as a result of the operator’s non-compliance with the Provincial Health Officer’s order and Fraser Health’s closure order," the health authority said in a statement today.

      The District of Hope has been fining Rolly's $100 per day since it suspended the restaurant's business licence on October 7 for defying a provincial health order.