COVID-19: House parties in northern Sask. First Nation now grounds for eviction
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SASKATOON -- Anyone who hosts a house party on Canoe Lake Cree First Nation will be served with an eviction warning and have their utilities shut off, according to a Nov. 22 statement from the housing director.
An eviction notice will be served on a second offence at the First Nation, which as banned house parties due to a spike in COVID-19 cases there and in surrounding communities.
Drugs and alcohol are also banned.
Any non-band member found in the community, partying or not, and who doesn't live in Canoe Lake, will be escorted out.
As of Monday, Canoe Lake had 14 active COVID-19 cases with two people in hospital, according to its pandemic committee.
Canoe Lake is about 338 kilometers north of Prince Albert.