Police say seven people were in the garage playing poker around a table.
In addition, there were three more people inside the house.
Apparently, none of the ten people actually lived there.
"All of the ten guests left and the homeowner was issued a violation ticket under the Covid-19 Related Measures Act for $2,300 in contravention of the Gathering and Events Order related to holding an event at a private residence with more than 6 guests who do not live there," said the police release.
Police say that this same home has been attended before by law enforcement for similar reasons.
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As of May 8, 2021, over $1 million worth of COVID-19 fines has been processed by ICBC. Meanwhile, only $172,825 of those tickets have been paid according to a press release from the province of B.C. This accounts for only 14% of the total.
As seen in the data, people aren't exactly jumping to pay their COVID-19 fines. As a result, the province proposed new legislation on Wednesday, May 12 that would result in people with unpaid COVID-19 fines being unable to renew their B.C. driver's licence or vehicle license.
"That small minority of persons who have been fined for violating the rules in place to protect us all are going to be held accountable for the debt they owe," said Mike Farnworth, the B.C. minister of public safety and solicitor general.
"We've already moved up the deadline for sending unpaid COVID-19 fines to collections. Now, we're going to refuse to issue offenders a driver's licence or vehicle licence if they still won't take their tickets seriously and pay up."
If passed, these new rules will start in July and they will apply to all outstanding fines issued under the Emergency Program Act and COVID-19 Related Measures Act.
"People with outstanding fines will receive notice of the RTI [refuse to issue] from ICBC ahead of their driver's licence expiry and vehicle license renewal," said the press release.
"Investigators are reviewing and retesting evidence, including items from the crime scene as well as digital evidence. Technology not available at the time of the crime has allowed us to develop new investigative leads," Const. Markus Anastasiades said in an update on January 31.
Buziak, a local real estate agent, had gone to the home to show it to potential buyers who have yet to be identified.
After first meeting the two outside and proceeding to show them around, she was fatally stabbed in the upstairs bedroom. Her boyfriend found her soon after.
The people that allegedly lured the young woman to the house were using a cellphone linked to a fake name in the Vancouver area.
"We have established a task force comprised of new investigators who are taking a fresh look at the case. The task force has obtained assistance from the FBI and continued support from the RCMP," said Anastasiades.
"We believe people familiar with circumstances surrounding this case remain in our community," he continued. "It is not too late to come forward."