The second gathering saw up to 200 attendees, say police.
A Hamilton party house has been attended to by Hamilton police twice this month for hosting illegal gatherings.
The first party, which took place at a Flamborough residence on March 4, 2021 and saw approximately 150 attendees, was followed by a second party at the same residence attended by up to 200 people, Hamilton police confirmed to Narcity in a statement.
The March 4 party took place while the city of Hamilton was in the red-control zone, which allows for gatherings of five people indoors, and charges were placed on organizers under the Reopening Ontario Act.
On Friday, March 26, Hamilton moved into the grey-lockdown zone, which does not allow any indoor gatherings with members of other households.
Hamilton Police are currently investigating the most recent gathering and Narcity will provide updates as they come.
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"Outdoors means good airflow and open space."
With outdoor dining in Ontario being allowed even in lockdown areas, a doctor is calling out patio tents for not really being "outdoors."
Dr. Zain Chagla, an infectious diseases physician at St. Joe's Hamilton, shared a photo of a tented patio on Twitter and voiced his concern.
Guys, the outdoors is safe - but outdoors means good airflow and open space. These are showing up more and more -… https://t.co/QtIsTCoAm3— Zain Chagla (@Zain Chagla)1616859305.0
He said that the outdoors is safe because that means there is "good airflow and open space."
When it comes to tents with roofs and sides, Chagla said they're showing up more and more but "this is not outdoors."
A day before he tweeted this, it was announced that Hamilton will be going into lockdown because of "concerning trends."
Another region is also moving into the red zone.
On Friday, the Ontario government announced that two regions are moving to new zones in response to changing case trends.
These changes will take effect on Monday, March 29 at 12:01 a.m., says the government.
"Over the last week, we have continued to see some concerning trends [..] in regions across the province," stated Christine Elliott, deputy premier and minister of health.
Yesterday, it was also announced that Timiskaming Health Unit would be moving to the red-control zone due to rising COVID-19 cases.
Changes are coming to the grey-lockdown zone
Today, the province announced incoming changes to the grey-lockdown zone.
If passed, residents living in grey zones will be able to participate in outdoor fitness and finally get a haircut.
As of Monday, March 29, outdoor fitness classes, outdoor training for teams and individual sports, and outdoor personal training will be permitted with a maximum of ten participants.
Also as of March 29, outdoor capacity limits for weddings, funerals, and religious services will be increased, as long as two metres of distance can be maintained.
Personal care services including but not limited to barber shops, hair and nail salons, and body art establishments will be permitted to operate on an appointment-only basis as of Monday, April 12.
The investigation was launched early this month.
All of the individuals were later found to be related to a staff member.
The incident resulted in the employee, whose name has not been released, being fired by the City of Hamilton.
"The City remains committed to ensuring its vaccine clinics operate in a way that is fair, transparent, and in line with our approach to prioritize those most vulnerable to the disease," Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, Medical Officer of Health, said.
39-year-old Tyler Pratt was found dead in Hamilton on February 28.
Hamilton Police are searching for two Toronto suspects wanted for the first-degree murder of British Columbia resident Tyler Pratt.
Police announced on Thursday that a warrant had been issued for 28-year-old Oliver Karafa and 25-year-old Yun (Lucy) Lu Li, the two suspects involved in Pratt's murder.
Hamilton Police responded to initial reports on February 28 in the area of 347 Arvin Ave., Stoney Creek just after 7:15 p.m., where Pratt was later found deceased.
A 26-year-old female was also found suffering from serious injuries and transported to the hospital, where she remains in serious condition.
"Both suspects reside in Toronto and police believe they have left the area," police said.
"Hamilton Police have recovered the vehicles believed to have been involved in the incident and are seeking to locate Karafa and Li," reads the statement.
Anyone in the community who was travelling on Arvin Avenue or Barton Street East between Fruitland Road and Green Road between 7:00 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. was asked to contact police with any information, dashcam footage, or security video recording.
Additionally, police are instructing the public not to approach the pair if spotted, and instead notify authorities by phone.
This comes not long after a separate homicide in the Niagara Region in January. The victims were identified as 20-year-old Juliana Pannunzio and 18-year-old Christina Crooks.
Face coverings weren't being worn.
One Ontario Tim Hortons was reportedly caught breaking multiple COVID-19 rules last week.
According to the City of Hamilton, the restaurant, located in Stoney Creek, now faces numerous charges for breaking the by-laws.
The number of charges the business is facing.
The Tim Hortons allegedly failed to enforce social distancing within their store.
The location also did not restrict capacity limits and did not ensure face coverings were being worn.
All of the violations were reported on Christmas Eve.
Each offence comes with its own hefty fine. For example, the location could now face a $500 fee for not enforcing social distancing.
It's worth noting that the business has yet to be convicted of any of its charges.
The establishment will be presumed innocent until its alleged offences are proven or admitted, according to the City of Hamilton.