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Yukon RCMP can now ticket people who violate travel restrictions

Yukon RCMP can now ticket visitors who violate the territory's coronavirus-related travel restrictions.

Police to focus on downtown cores of Yukon communities, looking for visitors who shouldn't be there

RCMP say amendments to Yukon's Civil Emergency Measures Act mean officers can now enforce Yukon's travel restrictions by handing out fines. (CBC)

Yukon RCMP can now ticket visitors who violate the territory's coronavirus-related travel restrictions.

In a news release on Thursday, police say officers can now enforce the rules under Yukon's Civil Emergency Measures Act. The change was made by a ministerial order, police said. 

The release says police will be especially focused on the downtown cores of Yukon communities. They'll be looking for vehicles from outside B.C. or the other territories that are not displaying a visitor decal on their vehicle.

The territory has been handing out visitor stickers to essential workers and other visitors who are allowed to be in the territory.

Violating the travel rules could mean a fine of $500.

Clarifications

  • A previous version of this story said Yukon's Civil Emergency Measures Act had been amended. RCMP now say it was a ministerial order.
    Aug 14, 2020 10:45 AM CT

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