A restaurant in Hope has generated a great deal of media coverage—and customers—for refusing to ask diners to present a B.C.. Vaccine Card.
But on October 7, the District of Hope decided to take action. It confirmed to Global B.C. News that it had suspended Rolly's Restaurant's business licence for six months for defying a provincial health order.
If the restaurant continues operating, it will be fined $100 per day.
Rolly's stayed open on October 7.
The eatery has become a gathering place for antivaccine-passport activists, who've visited from across the Lower Mainland. Shortly before the September 20 election, it was the site of a People's Party of Canada gathering.
Under WorkSafe B.C. regulations, employers must develop a COVID-19 safety plan outlining protocols and policies to reduce transmission of the virus in workplaces.
These plans must be posted inside the business.
There's no sign yet whether the B.C. government, WorkSafe B.C. or Fraser Health will be imposing further penalties on Rolly's.
Late last month and early this month, antivaccine-passport activists staged protests outside Vancouver restaurants that are complying with the provincial health order concerning the B.C. Vaccine Card.