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BANFF NATIONAL PARK Ė As the province enters its fourth month of a pandemic and begins to slowly reopen the economy, the Bow Valley is seeing more visitors, including several Americans who are facing up to $1,200 in individual fines after not following provincial health guidelines.
Alberta RCMP handed out more than $8,000 in fines last week in Banff National Park after seven individuals travelling from the U.S. were charged under the Public Health Act with failing to comply with the chief medical officer of health's orders.
"They were U.S. residents who were doing discretionary activities, tourist activities such as hiking," said Fraser Logan, Alberta RCMP media relations manager.
The seven were fined in and around the Lake Louise area after RCMP investigated reports of out-of-province licence plates.
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