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Mandatory mask policy and Halloween lead to lively discussion at Kap town council

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Policing the regulations around COVID-19 became a lively discussion on Monday during the Kapuskasing Town Council meeting. Councillors discussed if the town’s by-law enforcement officers could enforce the mandatory mask policy in the community. Mayor Dave Plourde says the bylaw officers have enough on their plate.

“We have the OPP in our community, that does a great job in policing, and I think that if it were required, we could call on them to do what is necessary,” he said. “I think right now they are doing a good job.”

Even though the Porcupine Health Unit and the Province haven’t made any formal announcements or decisions regarding Halloween, Kapuskasing Town Council also decided to weigh in on the issue during Monday’s meeting.  Plourde says they are in overwhelming support of the children to have their special day.

“I think that’s a question that had to be asked and we are getting a lot of questions from the residents asking what’s our position on it,” he explained. “We felt that if there wasn’t anything down from the province that it would be status quo and to ahead with Halloween.”

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