Ebene News – CA – Big White: 6 RCMP officers stationed on the mountain for New Years Eve

The management team of Big White Ski Resort hope for a quiet night on New Years Eve

“We really hope this will be the only night people play by the rules,” said Michael Ballingall, senior vice president of Big White Ski Resort

“What we normally do up there, with the fireworks and the rally at the Village Center, none of that is happening this year,” he added. “We’re staying small: in your own bubble, in your own accommodation “

A COVID-19 cluster at the ski resort first announced in mid-December has now reported 111 cases

According to the latest update from Interior Health, 94 people have recovered so far, but 17 cases are still active

The health authority said the last 15 cases announced on Tuesday were not unexpected and were linked to people who already tested positive

“We’re not so worried anymore,” said Interieur Health’s chief medical officer of health. “But we know people are isolating themselves now, and we want to make sure that people who were already sick and who soon come out of isolation, that they always respect the rules “

Big White has about 40% fewer people than around the same time last year, Ballingall said

The ski resort expects half a dozen police officers to be stationed on the mountain for New Years Eve, he added

“We think six (officers) is great because there won’t be a lot of outdoor activity because you are easily spotted,” Ballingall said. “You’re not supposed to be outside of your social bubble, and no socialization, then it will really be (the officers) knocking on doors making noise and breaking the rules “

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Big White Ski Resort calls on police to step up COVID-19 enforcement after community spread

Ballingall said he expects some people who hear or see banned social gatherings to likely report them on the RCMP non-emergency line

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Ebene News – CA – Big White: 6 RCMP officers will be posted on the mountain for the Saint -Sylvestre

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