This morning the RCMP, along with AHS, attended the GraceLife Church to ensure that morning service was held in compliance with the following Public Health Order; the church cannot be at more than 15% capacity and people in attendance must physically distance. RCMP members on scene determined that the church did not comply with the restrictions.
Subsequently the RCMP are furthering their investigation into the actions of GraceLife Church and the church pastor. A detailed media release regarding the outcome of the investigation is anticipated for release mid week.
"To be very clear, the RCMP's objective is not to interrupt church services, prohibit services, nor deny peoples' right to practice their religion - merely to ensure that public health restrictions are adhered to while doing so" says Inspector Mike Lokken, Detachment Commander of Parkland RCMP.