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Wasaga Beach shut down in wake of massive car event

Unsanctioned car take-over event saw participants from outside of the primary geographic area arriving Friday through Sunday
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WASAGA BEACH, ON - The Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) used all available resources to maintain public safety and enforce the Reopening Ontario Act (ROA), during an unsanctioned car take-over event in the Town of Wasaga Beach. 

Participants of this event, mainly from outside of the primary geographic area, started arriving midday on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, and remained active in the community into Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. Police maintained an active presence throughout the duration of the event.

Enforcement focussed primarily on unsafe vehicles, dangerous driving behaviours and ROA compliance. All enforcement activities prioritized public and officer safety. Police are currently updating an accurate accounting of the various charges and impoundments incurred over the weekend. 

Police closed all roads into the Town of Wasaga Beach in the early evening on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in part to support ROA compliance and enforcement. 

The OPP Huronia West Detachment is committed to traffic safety and the wellbeing of our communities. 

Police continue to enforce provincial and federal statutes, as well as supporting compliance with ROA regulations while reminding the public that it is the collective responsibility of all Ontarians to comply with the ROA to limit the spread of COVID-19.