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Interior Health has confirmed that the Tiki Bar on Okanagan Lake was ordered to shut down due to COVID-19 violations.
According to IH, the bar located on the beach of Okanagan Lake Resort was ordered to close by the authority on Sept. 10 and a $345 fine was issued on Sept. 14.
“Due to non-compliance with Provincial Health Officer orders, Interior Health (IH) ordered the Okanagan Beach Club Tiki Bar in Kelowna closed. The order was issued to reduce COVID-19 transmission,” said Interior Health in a statement.
“The order notes the premises do not have adequate measures in place to protect the public from contracting COVID-19.”
The ticket was issued to Ryan Hardgraves, however, no specific offenses have been listed.
A post from the Okanagan Beach Club page on Sept. 11 confirmed the news while suggesting the closure was only for the season.
The bar had originally planned to stay open until Oct. 1.
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