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Police Caught A UVic Party Last Week & Their Fines Cost More Than A Textbook

They handed out tickets for drinking and failing to social distance.
Massive Party At UVIC Cost Students Hefty Fines More Than A Textbook

In the time of COVID-19, it's just not appropriate to party outside of your bubble, but police say there was a massive party at UVIC last weekend.

Saanich Police had their hands full on Friday, September 18 when they handed out dozens of tickets.

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[...] approximately 100 young adults gathering near the fountain outside the main library.


Saanich Police

They handed out 11 COVID-19 physical distancing fines and 14 liquor fines.

Each fine cost students $230, and they could have less money to spend on textbooks this semester.

The very next night on Saturday, September 19, police returned again to the campus and saw a party where there were groups of 6 to 8 polite students clustered in small groups and they were "adhering to distancing protocols."

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